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EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors’ collects resources to help cities fight COVID-19

03 April 2020
COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented global health and economic crisis affecting many sectors, including energy. As a response, the EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors’, the world's largest movement for local climate and energy actions, has collected a number of useful resources to support over 10,…
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Moldova temporarily suspends energy procurement process

02 April 2020
The Emergency Committee in the Republic of Moldova has decided to temporarily suspend the ongoing electricity procurement process for three months in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The state-owned trader Energocom has signed a unilateral contract with MGRES (a gas-fired power plant in the Trans-…
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Energy sector at potential risk from COVID-19 pandemic

02 April 2020
As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Energy Community Secretariat has announced that it is making all its resources available to support its Contracting Parties in managing the crisis. The Secretariat has announced that although the energy sectors are currently functioning well in the…
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Green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad 2020 now open for applications

01 April 2020
The global green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad is open for applications from over 55 countries around the world, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The programme aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their clean technology ideas into…
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Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open

31 March 2020
The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity…
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Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement

26 March 2020
The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the…
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The 2020 edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership is now open for applications!

23 March 2020
Are you an energy efficiency enthusiast with a successful energy project? If so, then why not apply now for the EU Sustainable Energy Award for the Eastern Partnership and use this amazing opportunity to tell the world about your success! Just check out the guidelines for the Sustainable Energy…
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#EUHaveYourSay: Public consultation on EU support for energy transition

20 March 2020
The European Commission has launched an online consultation on the future content and implementation of the LIFE programme (2021-2027). The online consultation is open until 27 April 2020 and aims to collect inputs and experience on EU support for energy transition. LIFE is the only EU funding…
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EU4Energy supports Moldova in tracking energy efficiency progress

19 March 2020
On 18 March, EU4Energy launched a project to support the Republic of Moldova in developing a Monitoring and Verification Platform. The web-based tool will help Moldovan authorities measure progress towards energy efficiency targets and calculate energy savings. The first meeting of the working…
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Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020

18 March 2020
On 18 March, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (EU High Representative) have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening…