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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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Moldova’s second-largest city will benefit from more energy-efficient district heating

07 November 2019
Citizens of Balti, Moldova’s second-largest city, will benefit from more energy-efficient district heating thanks to a series of investments from the heating utility CET Nord, financed by the EBRD and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) fund of which the EU is the…
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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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Georgian Covenant of Mayors signatories shift to modern low emission buses

05 November 2019
Six signatories of the EU-supported initiative the Covenant of Mayors — Kutaisi, Gori, Telavi, Zugdidi, Rustavi and Poti – will soon have 100 new modern energy-efficient buses. The new buses will have lower fuel consumption per passenger, contributing to a reduction of emissions and a significant…
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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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EU4Energy: Improving cross-border energy exchange between Ukraine and Moldova

30 October 2019
On 29 October, Energy Community Secretariat experts led a workshop in Kyiv under the EU4Energy programme, addressing the key mechanisms for future management of unintentional deviations between the power systems of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. An unintentional deviation is the difference…
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Ukraine: EBRD and EU promoting efficient public transport in Kherson

30 October 2019
The city of Kherson will buy 50 new modern and ecologically friendly trolleybuses. An EBRD loan of up to €10 million and an investment grant of up to €1.5 million from the EU will be provided to Khersonelectrotrans, the city’s major transport utility, which operates 15 trolleybus routes with a…
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Azerbaijan: International Energy Charter Forum highlights energy transition

30 October 2019
On 23-24 October, the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan and the International Energy Charter jointly organised the Baku International Energy Charter Forum in Azerbaijan, ‘Enabling Energy Transformation through Technology and Policy Innovations’. Almost 200 participants, including ministers, high-…
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4th round of political trilateral gas talks between EU, Russia and Ukraine focus on the future transit of Russian gas via Ukraine

29 October 2019
The Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, made several remarks following the 4th round of trilateral talks on gas transit with Russia and Ukraine that took place on 28 October. “Unfortunately, I am disappointed by today's outcome. I had prepared today's trilateral talks in a…