The power of numbers

The power of numbers

19 April 2018
Interview with IEA experts Claire Morel and Talya Vatman - EU4Energy Data Workshop Endless queues of cars and people with gas canisters in front of gasoline stations – that’s a well-known scene from the US of 1973, the peak of the oil crisis when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum…
EU helps Villages in the Republic of Moldova Produce Renewable Energy Locally

EU helps Villages in the Republic of Moldova Produce Renewable Energy Locally

23 March 2018
Hancesti district, located in the centre of the Republic of Moldova, can be considered truly green. In recent years, natural gas and coal – associated not only with higher costs, but also with environmental pollution – are being increasingly replaced by biomass and solar energy in the district.…
A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

A Helping Hand: EU Initiative to Improve Energy Efficiency and Money Saving

16 March 2018
Increasing electricity bills in Ukraine has turned energy efficiency – previously a relatively unknown subject in the country – into a hot topic. Insulating buildings not only improves the quality of people's lives, but also helps them make substantial savings. A number of programmes and…
The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

The Ecobricheta experience: Moldova switches to green energy with EU support

08 March 2018
If a decade ago biofuel production in Moldova was an unknown sphere, today, thanks to the expertise and financial support of the European Union, it is a growing sector with great prospects. The company “Ecobricheta” SRL from the Bălţi municipality is proof of this, becoming a well-known biofuel…
Ashnak “green” village: How the EU is supporting Armenians to switch to renewable energy

Ashnak “green” village: How the EU is supporting Armenians to switch to renewable energy

12 February 2018
Heating is still one of the unsolved problems of Armenia. Some communities, especially in remote regions, do not have a gas supply. Moreover, even when they do, people avoid using gas because of the high price, which is not affordable for the majority of the population. The Armenian mountains make…
EU4Energy: Promoting capacity and expertise in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia

EU4Energy: Promoting capacity and expertise in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia

29 January 2018
Quality data and statistics are key to developing effective energy policies, as are knowledge sharing and dialogue. With funding from the European Union the International Energy Agency (IEA), a Paris-based intergovernmental organisation, is equipping governments in the Eastern Partner countries and…
EU4Energy: Strengthening the legal framework in energy in the Eastern Partnership

EU4Energy: Strengthening the legal framework in energy in the Eastern Partnership

26 January 2018
A robust legislative and regulatory framework is vital for the development of a sustainable energy sector. With funding from the European Union, the Energy Charter Secretariat is bringing recommendations and best practice to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. The work is part of the EU4Energy…
EU4Energy: Helping to put energy policy into practice

EU4Energy: Helping to put energy policy into practice

24 January 2018
A robust legislative and regulatory framework is vital for a competitive energy sector capable of attracting investment. The Energy Community Treaty extends key EU energy and energy-related legislation to its Contracting Parties, based on a legally binding framework. Thus, through the EU4Energy…
Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

Zhmerynka energy wonders: How the EU enables a small Ukrainian town to save almost €80,000 each year

13 December 2017
The European Union supports small Ukrainian towns to decrease their CO2 emissions, improve living conditions for their citizens, and substantially save public funds which can then be re-invested for the benefit of all. But how does it do this? Zhmerynka, a small town of 35,000 population in…
How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

How the European Union helps Ukraine to save money and energy

08 December 2017
Over the course of many years, the EU has been supporting Ukraine on its path towards energy efficiency. Ukraine's economy depends heavily on imported energy resources. Yet, at the same time the level of energy consumption is three to five times higher than in other countries with a similar climate…