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EU4Energy holds capacity building workshop on electricity market rules in Moldova

20 November 2019
On 19 November, the Energy Community Secretariat initiated a two-day capacity building workshop in Chisinau under the framework of the EU4Energy project, aimed at increasing the local authorities’ and market participants’ know-how to follow up on the implementation of the electricity market reform…
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EU4Energy: Ukrainian Parliament takes steps to unbundle gas transmission system

20 November 2019
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a Law on amending several legal acts in order to unbundle the gas transmission system on 15 November. As a result, it has created the necessary conditions for establishing an independent system operator (ISO) for gas in line with the EU’s Third Energy Package…
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EU4Energy assists Belarus with electricity grid connection for renewable energy generators

20 November 2019
On 19 November, the EU4Energy Governance project held a capacity‑building seminar on Electricity Grid Code Connection Rules for Renewable Energy Generators. The main objective of the seminar was to increase the participants’ knowledge on the EU and international practices and technical requirements…
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Energy Community report: Coal-fired power plants struggle to meet emissions standards

18 November 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published on 18 November shows that all Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings. Ukraine’s 67 plants narrowly met the emission ceilings this year, while Moldova failed to…
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EU4Energy to assist Georgia in energy performance certification of buildings

18 November 2019
On 14 November, the Energy Community secretariat held expert consultations with Georgian stakeholders in Tbilisi, aimed at developing the skills and competencies needed to use a tool that calculates the energy performance of buildings. The tool was developed within the framework of the EU4Energy…
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Energy Community contracting parties evaluate progress of 2020 renewable energy targets

18 November 2019
This week, the Energy Community secretariat hosted three consecutive events on how to boost renewables, facilitate their integration into the energy market and enable energy transition. Finding the right policies and measures for a conducive renewables framework remains critical, as many…
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European Investment Bank allocates €7 billion for communications, renewable energy and innovation

18 November 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support new investments across Europe and around the world with €6.9 billion to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure. The EIB Board of Directors also approved a new energy lending policy…
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Moldova: More than 100 children in Cantemir will enjoy an energy-efficient kindergarten

14 November 2019
Cantemir now has the first kindergarten that is refurbished in compliance with European standards. Thanks to financial support from the European Union within the Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP) initiative, the kindergarten offers improved learning conditions for 135 children…
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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…