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Council adopts negotiation directives for modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty

15 July 2019
The EU Council has today given a mandate to the European Commission to begin negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The aim of the negotiations is to modernise the provisions of the ECT so that it takes account of sustainable development and climate goals, as well…
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EU4Energy: Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves forward

15 July 2019
A second series of High Level Policy Talks dedicated to electricity market integration between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova took place on 14 June in Odesa. Bringing together stakeholders from both countries, representatives of the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat,…
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Strategy to mobilise investments in nearly zero-energy buildings in Ukraine

15 July 2019
With the assistance of the EU4Energy Governance project, Ukraine is preparing a strategy and roadmap for mobilising investments to renovate and upgrade existing buildings so they are more energy efficient. Next week, the project will organise the first meeting with state authorities to discuss…
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EU4Energy: Mobilising investment in renovation of buildings in Moldova

15 July 2019
An EU4Energy kick-off meeting took place in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on 15 July. The meeting focused on support in the development of a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the renovation of national building stock of the Republic of Moldova. The event brought together the…
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Leading Ukrainian pharmaceutical manufacturer Farmak to become energy efficient

11 July 2019
Ukraine’s market leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing, PJSC Farmak, will take a big step forward in its research and development, as well as energy efficiency. Energy efficiency improvements include the introduction of an integrated automation and energy management system. The five-year loan of…
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New solar energy plant to be built in Ukraine

11 July 2019
Ukraine will strengthen its energy security through wider diversification thanks to a new 55.4 MWp solar power plant in its Cherkasy region. The new facility will be constructed, operated and owned by Scatec Solar ASA, a Norwegian solar developer. In addition to a €19.7 million loan from the…
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EU4Energy: New solar power plant in Ukraine

09 July 2019
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), to which the EU is a donor, will finance the construction of a 45 MW solar power plant located close to the city of Boguslav, 120 km south of Kyiv, in Ukraine. The plant is expected to generate more than 56,000 MWh of power annually and reduce CO2 emissions by more…
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Winner of #EU4Energy photo competition announced!

08 July 2019
The winner of the #EU4Energy photo competition “The future of energy” is Hrant Sahakyan from Armenia with his stunning picture of solar panels in the mountains. More than 130 people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine submitted photos during the EU Sustainable Energy…
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Green Climate Fund makes €87 million available to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development urban sustainability programme

05 July 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed an agreement releasing € 87 million of GCF funds to support the EBRD’s rapidly growing urban sustainability programme, EBRD Green Cities, as the first tranche of a €228 million facility. The…
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Sustainability Forum identifies ways to embrace a decarbonised future in the Energy Community

01 July 2019
On 27 June, the third Sustainability Forum took place under the auspices of the Energy Community in Vienna. The Forum brought together Ministers and Deputy Ministers responsible for energy, environment and climate change of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, including Georgia, the Republic…