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EU to support resource efficiency policy in Belarus

31 July 2019
The European Union has signed a new financial agreement with Belarus to support resource efficiency policy in the country. The new “EU4Belarus: Resource Efficiency Facility for Belarus” programme, with a budget of €15 million, will aim to enhance the efficiency of the use of energy and natural…
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Ukraine to receive support to synchronise with European electricity networks

31 July 2019
The National Energy Company Ukrenergo will receive major financial support to modernise the Ukraine’s power transmission system following an investment of up to €149 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. As part of this, 26 new transformers will be acquired and 12 high-…
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Ukrainian start-ups to participate in the world’s largest green business ideas competition: ClimateLaunchpad

31 July 2019
More than 55 countries, including Ukraine, will participate this year in the world’s biggest competition for green business ideas, Climate Launchpad. This year, Ukraine will be represented by three companies, each winners of a national competition, at the global event, which takes place on 14–15…
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Ukraine: 40 new and energy-efficient trolleybuses in Poltava

31 July 2019
Poltava is the first Ukrainian municipality to benefit from the joint European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s “Ukraine Public Transport Framework II” programme by procuring 40 new energy-efficient and ecologically friendly trolleybuses. The project will be the first investment under…
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Armenia: New biogas plant and greenhouse opened thanks to the EU

30 July 2019
On 21 June, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, the EU-funded project “Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia” presented its results at a closing event in Geghamasar. Thanks to the EU support, a new biogas plant and…
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New renewable energy technologies presented by Ukrainian start-ups

30 July 2019
Two Ukrainian start-ups presented their ideas at the ‘Green Innovators, Wake Up!’ media event, organised in Kyiv by Greencubator. Yevgen Erik, СEO of SolarGaps - Solar Panel Window Blinds, presented the plans for a green, zero-harm emissions factory that the company is planning to build in Ukraine…
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President of Georgia joins Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

30 July 2019
President Salomé Zourabichvili of Georgia has joined an International Energy Agency high-level global commission that is studying how to quickly speed up energy efficiency progress through new and stronger policy action. Ms Zourabichvili, who took office as Georgia’s President in December 2018,…
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European Commission takes action against Member States for not respecting EU energy rules

29 July 2019
The European Commission has referred Belgium to the EU Court for failing to comply with EU rules on electricity and gas markets. It has also referred Italy for its failure to transpose EU rules on protection against radiation. These decisions follow an insufficient response from the Member States…
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Nominees for the Energy Charter Award 2019

29 July 2019
This year, the Energy Charter Secretariat has received two nominations for the Energy Charter Award. The Award was introduced in 2013 in order to recognise the outstanding role of individuals and entities in the development of the Energy Charter Process. The first recipient of the award was the…
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Winner of #EU4Energy photo competition received his prize from EU Ambassador to Armenia

26 July 2019
The winner of the #EU4Energy photo competition “The future of energy” Hrant Sahakyan received his prize – an electric scooter, directly from the Head of the Delegation of European Union to Armenia Piotr Świtalski. The winning picture shows a solar power plant in the mountains of Armenia. “I am…