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Applications open for the fourth Energy Community Summer School 2019

22 January 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat has launched the call for applications for the fourth Energy Community Summer School. This is a unique opportunity for 40 postgraduate students and young professionals to gain an in-depth knowledge of the energy sector and gain the skills to shape the sector’s…
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EU4Energy to assist Ukraine with national energy saving measures

22 January 2019
The EU4Energy Governance Project will support the Government of Ukraine with the fulfilment of its commitments under the Energy Community Treaty to develop and implement energy efficiency and energy saving policies. Top Energy Community experts will work on developing a draft National Energy…
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Europe's electricity market to be more competitive and consumer-centred

21 January 2019
Europe's electricity market rules are being updated to improve the functioning of the market, empower consumers and pave the way for the clean energy transition. On 19 December, the Council of the EU approved an agreement with the European Parliament on a directive and regulation on electricity…
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Belarus: Kindergarten in Ašmiany to save up to 81% on energy thanks to EU support

17 January 2019
The kindergarten in Ašmiany, Belarus, will be thermally insulated and retrofitted as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. An energy audit helped to identify measures to increase the energy efficiency of the building. As a result, the windows will be…
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EU4Energy: New methodology for natural gas transmission tariffs presented in Georgia

17 January 2019
On 16 January, the EU4Energy Governance Project presented the first draft of the gas transmission tariff methodology and calculation tool during a stakeholder meeting in Georgia. The new methodology will enable Georgian Gas Transmission Company to calculate the applicable tariffs and implement the…
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Ukraine: Two kindergartens in Hnivan will become more energy efficient thanks to EU support

17 January 2019
Two kindergartens in Hnivan will be thermally insulated as part of the EU-supported “Energy efficient Hnivan” project, which is part of the EU’s “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. Based on the results of the energy audit, the insulation of the two buildings will help the…
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International Renewable Energy Agency elects new Director-General

16 January 2019
The European Commission has welcomed the decision by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to elect the European candidate, Francesco La Camera from Italy, as its new Director-General. The election took place in the context of the 9th session of IRENA’s annual assembly in Abu Dhabi, at…
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New study focuses on concession agreements for energy projects in the Eastern Partner countries

16 January 2019
The “High Quality Studies for the Eastern Partnership” (HiQSTEP) project has published a new study entitled “Analysis of Licencing and Fiscal Frameworks for Concession Agreements”. The report presents a standardised procedure for the procurement and award of concession agreements for energy…
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EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility supports meat production in Ukraine

15 January 2019
The EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will help improve pig farming practices in Ukraine by helping create modern production capacity at Nyva Pereyaslavschiny Group – one of the largest companies in the sector in Ukraine. The project envisages the construction of a…
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Bank of Georgia Group receives support for energy efficiency and renewable energy loans

11 January 2019
The EU-supported, multi-donor Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has provided a loan of USD 25 million to Bank of Georgia Group. The main aim is to support the bank in diversifying and growing its energy efficiency and renewable energy lending portfolio for large companies and SMEs, as well as public…