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…
How E5P incentivises root and branch reform in the Eastern Partner countries

How E5P incentivises root and branch energy reform in the Eastern Partner countries

06 July 2018
New municipal bus fleets, residential energy efficiencies and district heating reforms are just some of the improvements that have been achieved thanks to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Issuing grants to make such projects possible has helped to put in place…
Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

Sustainable Energy Week: a platform for change, raising awareness from children to decision makers

29 May 2018
“The issue of saving resources has become a priority in the country, for each person and every household. It’s a pity we started to think about this so late.” Vladyslav Morzhenko is a father of two in the town of Zhmerynka in Ukraine, where an EU-funded project has renovated schools and…
Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

Local authority-led reform leads to sustainable energy benefits

29 May 2018
The Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF) under the EU4Energy Initiative provides local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries with the means to deliver energy-related projects. These are designed to improve citizens’ lives and achieve sustainable environmental benefits. A key…
Clean energy: the Moldovan villages setting up their own energy supply sources

Clean energy: the Moldovan villages setting up their own energy supply sources

29 May 2018
As the European Union’s Member States mark EU Sustainable Energy Week, stakeholders are discussing and sharing their experience in renewable energy sources, energy security strategies and environmental issues. In this article, we look at some examples of businesses in the field of renewable energy…
Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

Wind farm in Gori successfully generates renewable energy in Georgia

28 May 2018
In Gori, around 90 km from Tbilisi, six wind turbines have been steadily generating power for the past two years. Qartli Wind Farm is the first wind farm built in Georgia and the first commercial wind power plant built in the South Caucasus. It was made possible with the support of the European…
Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian innovation is achieving worldwide success

Solar panels on blinds: how a Ukrainian energy innovation is achieving worldwide success

28 May 2018
Energy independence is increasing in Ukraine, and the number of innovations that help to achieve this is also on the rise. The issue of energy efficiency remains relevant for Ukraine. Ukraine's economy one of the most energy-intensive in the world. Artificially low energy prices over the course…
All is clear: How Belarus develops solar energy

All is clear: How Belarus develops solar energy

28 May 2018
In view of the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Week, we are trying to find out how much solar energy Belarus produces and how the European Union supports solar energy in Belarus. According to some scientists, solar may become the main energy source within the next 20 years. Over the last ten years…