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EU4Energy: Developing new standard terms and conditions for electricity contracts in Georgia

10 October 2019
The EU4Energy Governance Project will support Georgia in developing new standard terms and conditions for direct contracts for the sale and purchase of electricity. The launch event took place on 8 October, with the participation of the Georgian National Energy and Water Regulatory Commission, the…
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EU4Energy: Regulations for inspection of heating and air conditioning underway for Georgia

09 October 2019
On 1 October, the EU4Energy Governance Project launched technical assistance to support Georgia in developing regulations and guidelines for regular inspections of heating and air conditioning systems, as foreseen in the draft Law on Energy Performance in Buildings of Georgia. Currently, Georgia…
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Additional €181.8 million for energy projects in Georgia

09 October 2019
In the framework of the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to Georgia, the Ministry of Finance of Georgia signed EU-supported loan agreements and a financing agreement with KfW Development Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) worth €181.8 million on 7 October. The funds will…
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Georgia: New energy-efficient kindergarten powered by solar energy

08 October 2019
A modern newly-built, energy-efficient kindergarten in Simoniantkhevi village, Georgia, opened its doors on September 18 to children from six nearby villages. Before 2018, the village kindergarten was hosted in an old dilapidated building, which posed a threat to children’s health and safety. In…
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New EU rules make household appliances more energy efficient and sustainable

08 October 2019
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and reduce energy bills for European consumers, the Commission adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the eco-design of products contributes to…
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Green for Growth Fund gets additional €25 million for energy projects

07 October 2019
The Development Bank of Austria (Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG – OeEB) has increased their investment with the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), of which the EU is a donor, by providing an additional €25 million in senior shares. This will help the fund continue to develop renewable energy…
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Energy efficiency first: accelerating towards a target of 32.5% by 2030

27 September 2019
Putting energy efficiency first is a key objective of the EU, as energy savings are the easiest way to save money for consumers and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has set binding targets of reducing our energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency by 2030 by at least 32.…
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Winners of #EU4Energy Babushka competition announced

24 September 2019
The #EU4Energy Babushka competition on energy efficiency ran from 11th to 19th September. Over the course of a week, the #EU4Energy Babushka posed a series of questions about saving energy and money by being more energy efficient. Participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and…
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High-level policy talk on coal regions takes place in Warsaw

19 September 2019
A high-level policy talk on the subject of “Coal Regions in Transition and the Energy Community” took place on 13 September in Natolin, Warsaw. The event was co-organised by the European Commission, World Bank, Energy Community Secretariat (with the support of the EU4Energy Governance project)…
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Energy Community Secretariat workshop highlights lack of regional cooperation on cybersecurity

19 September 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat hosted a workshop on cybersecurity in the energy sector in Vienna on 17 September 2019. The workshop, which brought together more than 40 participants from ministries, regulatory bodies and operators of critical electricity and gas infrastructures across the Energy…