Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

Azerbaijan's first steps in energy efficiency: motivations, difficulties and prospects

17 January 2019
Azerbaijan does not have any problem with energy resources; the country fully satisfies domestic demand through the production of oil and gas. Azerbaijan is a country with one of the highest indicators of energy self-sufficiency, as its energy production is four times higher than the domestic…
Cheaper and more reliable energy: How the EU helps Ukraine to improve its energy infrastructure

Cheaper and more reliable energy: How the EU helps Ukraine to improve its energy infrastructure

17 January 2019
How are the effectiveness of the energy sector and well-being of the country's residents connected? And how does the European Union help Ukraine to become non-volatile and energy efficient? Energy Community experts discussed these and other issues at a recent seminar on the improvement of energy…
Energy reforms: the challenge for Ukraine’s gas market

Energy reforms: the challenge for Ukraine’s gas market

19 December 2018
How and why the process of separating the gas transportation system in Ukraine is being slowed down. Representatives of the West are increasingly complaining that reforms in the Ukrainian gas sector, after having made a good start after the Maidan revolution, have been stalled for too long. The…
New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

New gas regulations to come in once Georgia complies with EU energy legislation

11 December 2018
Georgia is getting ready to reform its gas market by putting in new energy legislation. The demand for natural gas is increasing each year and Georgia’s gas contracts are expiring. Geopolitics make Georgia’s energy security even more vulnerable, given that the country doesn’t have enough local gas…
Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

Stop energy losses: Enguri Hydropower Plant undergoes rehabilitation with EU support

16 November 2018
Georgia’s Enguri Hydropower Plant is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the South Caucasus. Experts assess that Georgia uses 11,9 billion kWh of energy a year. Established in the 1970s, the Enguri Hydropower Plant, together with the nearby Vardnili plant, produces up to 4 billion kWh of…
Transparent energy: Why do Moldova and Ukraine want to integrate their electricity markets?

Transparent energy: Why do Moldova and Ukraine want to integrate their electricity markets?

24 October 2018
Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova intend to create a single, integrated energy market. This will allow electricity to be bought and sold by all companies in the region according to the same rules, increase competition and transparency, and benefit consumers through competitive prices. Currently,…
Azerbaijan is developing its Energy Strategy and Law on Energy efficiency: but what do they mean for the country?

Azerbaijan is developing its Energy Strategy and Law on Energy efficiency: but what do they mean for the country?

23 October 2018
Azerbaijan, whose oil and gas sector is the backbone of the country's economy, has set a target to improve the efficiency with which it uses its energy resources. Lately, the notion that a rational use of natural resources is the key to stable economic development has gained in popularity, and the…
How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

How green energy illuminates the Belarusian city of Polack

10 October 2018
What do the Belarusian city of Polack and the French city of Lyon have in common? And how are local residents changing their regions in Belarus? Read on to find out. The European Union and Belarus are currently implementing four joint energy projects, with a total budget of over €3 million. With…
Eco-friendly and affordable: Armenia starts to use synthesis gas

Eco-friendly and affordable energy: Armenia starts to use synthesis gas

17 September 2018
Heating is an important problem in Armenia, as it does not have natural gas and oil reserves. Although the South Caucasian country produces nuclear energy, the main source of the energy used to heat the country is natural gas, despite the fact that it is neither affordable nor environmentally…
The tailwind: How Belarus is developing wind energy

The tailwind: How Belarus is developing wind energy

10 July 2018
In this article, we look at wind energy in Belarus and how the European Union is currently helping the country in this area. The European Union is one of the world’s leaders in the area of wind energy production. Based on forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association, by 2020, energy produced…