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Azerbaijan: Baku’s largest electronics store becomes energy efficient

26 July 2019
One of the largest electronics stores in the Caucasus and the market leader of electronic goods and home appliances in Azerbaijan – Baku Electronics – has increased its energy efficiency thanks to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s FINTECC programme, funded by the Global…
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Belarus: Pictures show new energy-efficient lighting in Polack

24 July 2019
A series of photographs has been published showing the new energy-efficient street lighting in Polack, Belarus, installed as part of the EU’s “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. The city started to install the new, modern street lighting in April this year, and has already…
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Ukraine: New system for monitoring energy consumption in public buildings in Ukrainka

23 July 2019
A new of monitoring of energy consumption has been presented in the Ukrainian town of Ukrainka as part of the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration projects” programme. It is planned that the new system will be installed in all public buildings, which include kindergartens, schools, a…
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EU4Energy to support Ukraine to develop new strategy for energy-efficient renovation of buildings

22 July 2019
The EU4Energy Governance project will support Ukraine in developing a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the renovation of the national stock of residential and commercial buildings, in order to boost their energy efficiency. On 19 July, Energy Community experts met with…
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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019: More than 3,200 participants attend events in Brussels

19 July 2019
This year’s edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place between 17 and 21 June, with a series of events organised in Brussels, across the EU Member States and in the Eastern partner countries. More than 3,200 people participated in the events in Brussels, where 90 policy sessions…
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Belarus: “Green class” initiative launched at Nadezhda Children’s Centre

19 July 2019
On 11 July, 140 students and 10 teachers took part in a “green class” at the Nadezhda Children’s Rehabilitation and Health Centre in Belarus. The children enjoyed participating in interactive games, excursions, lessons on environmental monitoring, discussions and competitions. The green class…
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Belarusian cities organised more than 400 events at EU Sustainable Energy Week

17 July 2019
Belarusian cities organised more than 400 energy events in the framework of this year’s European Union Sustainable Energy Week. 35 cities that participate in the EU-funded Covenant of Mayors East initiative hosted events including environmental forums, ecological festivals, bike rides, sports…

Council adopts negotiation directives for modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty

15 July 2019
The EU Council has today given a mandate to the European Commission to begin negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The aim of the negotiations is to modernise the provisions of the ECT so that it takes account of sustainable development and climate goals, as well…
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EU4Energy: Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves forward

15 July 2019
A second series of High Level Policy Talks dedicated to electricity market integration between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova took place on 14 June in Odesa. Bringing together stakeholders from both countries, representatives of the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat,…
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Strategy to mobilise investments in nearly zero-energy buildings in Ukraine

15 July 2019
With the assistance of the EU4Energy Governance project, Ukraine is preparing a strategy and roadmap for mobilising investments to renovate and upgrade existing buildings so they are more energy efficient. Next week, the project will organise the first meeting with state authorities to discuss…