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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…
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EU expert mission to Georgia on approximation to the EU's 2003 Energy Directive

17 October 2019
On 21-22 October, experts from Croatia and Greece will visit Georgia to discuss the 2003 EU Energy Directive on taxation of energy products and electricity, and approximation of Georgian legislation to it, with the country’s Finance Ministry. The expert mission aims to support the Ministry during…
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EU4Energy: Developing new standard terms and conditions for electricity contracts in Georgia

10 October 2019
The EU4Energy Governance Project will support Georgia in developing new standard terms and conditions for direct contracts for the sale and purchase of electricity. The launch event took place on 8 October, with the participation of the Georgian National Energy and Water Regulatory Commission, the…
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EU4Energy: Regulations for inspection of heating and air conditioning underway for Georgia

09 October 2019
On 1 October, the EU4Energy Governance Project launched technical assistance to support Georgia in developing regulations and guidelines for regular inspections of heating and air conditioning systems, as foreseen in the draft Law on Energy Performance in Buildings of Georgia. Currently, Georgia…
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Energy start-ups Carbominer and EcoTyre will represent Ukraine at the ClimateLaunchpad competition

09 October 2019
Greencubator organised the Ukrainian finals of the global ClimateLaunchpad competition on 21 September in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ten teams out of 35 finalists have presented their green business ideas. The jury has selected two winners - Carbominer and EcoTyre. They will both represent Ukraine at the…
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Additional €181.8 million for energy projects in Georgia

09 October 2019
In the framework of the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to Georgia, the Ministry of Finance of Georgia signed EU-supported loan agreements and a financing agreement with KfW Development Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD) worth €181.8 million on 7 October. The funds will…
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Ukraine: Konotop kindergarten will save energy and money with EU help

08 October 2019
More than 120 children in Konotop, Ukraine, are benefiting from better conditions in their energy-efficient kindergarten. The building was refurbished as part of the EU-financed initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects.’ The works included the insulation of the facade, basement,…
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Georgia: New energy-efficient kindergarten powered by solar energy

08 October 2019
A modern newly-built, energy-efficient kindergarten in Simoniantkhevi village, Georgia, opened its doors on September 18 to children from six nearby villages. Before 2018, the village kindergarten was hosted in an old dilapidated building, which posed a threat to children’s health and safety. In…
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New EU rules make household appliances more energy efficient and sustainable

08 October 2019
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and reduce energy bills for European consumers, the Commission adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the eco-design of products contributes to…
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EU Sustainable Energy Week took place in Moldova

08 October 2019
Sustainable energy, environment and climate adaptation were promoted on September 27 in the context of the EU Sustainable Energy Week organised in Chisinau, Moldova. Peter Michalko, EU Ambassador to Moldova, said that climate policies are influencing citizens' lives. According to the Ambassador,…