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Energy Community report: Coal-fired power plants struggle to meet emissions standards

18 November 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published on 18 November shows that all Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings. Ukraine’s 67 plants narrowly met the emission ceilings this year, while Moldova failed to…
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Energy Community contracting parties evaluate progress of 2020 renewable energy targets

18 November 2019
This week, the Energy Community secretariat hosted three consecutive events on how to boost renewables, facilitate their integration into the energy market and enable energy transition. Finding the right policies and measures for a conducive renewables framework remains critical, as many…
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European Investment Bank allocates €7 billion for communications, renewable energy and innovation

18 November 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support new investments across Europe and around the world with €6.9 billion to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure. The EIB Board of Directors also approved a new energy lending policy…
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EU4Energy drives implementation of smart metering in Ukraine

11 November 2019
On 7 November, the first stakeholder meeting to launch support for the development of a plan for smart meter rollout in Ukraine took place under the framework of the EU4Energy project. Smart meters measure each consumer’s exact use of energy (i.e. gas and electricity) and automatically send the…
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Green light for negotiations on modernising the Energy Charter Treaty

11 November 2019
On 6 November, the highest decision-making body of the International Energy Charter – the Energy Charter Conference – approved a mandate, procedural issues and a timeline for negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty. According to the decision, the conference establishes and…
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EU4Energy: Energy efficiency in Kyiv

07 November 2019
Today is the last chance to visit CommunTekh at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. CommunTekh is a huge, annual international trade fair aimed at the housing and communal services sector. The theme of energy efficiency is a core topic of the fair, and the EU4Energy communications project…
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Water reform implementation in Ukraine discussed at the EU-supported event in Kyiv

06 November 2019
On 5 November, the National Water Policy Dialogue discussed the role of policy coherence, meaningful indicators, international obligations and the pragmatic strategic framework at an event in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Organised with support from the European Union Water Initiative Plus for…
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European Commission announces new list of cross-border energy infrastructure projects

05 November 2019
The European Commission adopted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) for implementing cross-border energy infrastructure in the EU. This list reflects the importance of infrastructure for the energy union and represents a careful balance among its three key objectives:…
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EU supports discussion on air quality monitoring and reporting in Eastern Neighbourhood

04 November 2019
On 20-22 November, the Georgian capital Tbilisi will host the second regional workshop on air quality monitoring and reporting. Focusing on the Eastern Neighbourhood region, the event is organised by an EU-funded project in cooperation with Georgian authorities. The aim of the air quality…
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Next Eastern Partnership Transport Panel to focus on road safety

31 October 2019
On 21-22 November, the Lithuanian capital Vilnius will host the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Transport Panel. The event’s special focus will be on road safety. The first day of the event will be dedicated to the European Commission’s ongoing agenda of the EaP in the area of transport, including…