European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU agree €50 million financial guarantee to boost renewable energy in EU Neighbourhood

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU agree €50 million financial guarantee to boost renewable energy in EU Neighbourhood

23 January 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at scaling up investment in renewable energy in Ukraine and in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood with a particular focus on Jordan, Lebanon and…
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EU and Energy Community help to increase knowledge on energy-related topics

22 January 2020
On 20 January, the Energy Community announced the call for applications for the fifth annual Energy Community Summer School. The summer school offers participants the opportunity to understand the science, policy and regulation of energy markets in transition, as well as the challenges behind…
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EU funds renewable energy supply chain in Telavi Municipality, Georgia

22 January 2020
On 17 January, Telavi Municipality in Georgia received energy-efficient equipment for collecting and processing waste wood from vineyards, as part of the EU project ‘Biomass Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies as Sustainable Energy Solutions for Georgian signatories of the Covenant of Mayors…
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EU supports energy-efficient lighting system on the Rezina–Rîbnița bridge in Moldova

16 January 2020
An EU-funded project supported the installation of new LED lamp posts along the bridge connecting the cities of Rezina and Rîbnița in the Republic of Moldova, providing a safe crossing for the two communities. The project was part of the European Union Confidence Building Measures Programme, and it…
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EU supports energy-efficient technologies for supermarket chain in Ukraine

16 January 2020
The European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supported the Ukrainian supermarket chain ‘Novus’ in becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The loan was part of the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC). The new LED…
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Azerbaijan takes over rotating chair of Energy Charter Conference

09 January 2020
On 1 January, Azerbaijan assumed the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for 2020 with Parviz Shahbazov, the country's Minister of Energy taking over as Chair. Rotating on an annual basis, the Conference is the highest decision-making body of the Energy Charter process.  Priorities…
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EU welcomes signing of new gas transit contract between Ukraine and Russia

08 January 2020
Following a political agreement reached on 20 December 2019 between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine, the new gas transit contract has now been signed by the respective companies in Russia and Ukraine. The European Commission has welcomed the signature, with Vice-President Maroš…
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EU4Energy: Green for Growth Fund marks 10 year anniversary

06 January 2020
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) is celebrating ten years of working to advance climate finance in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Fund was one of the first specialised vehicles to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in these regions and…
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EU4Energy: Trilateral talks on gas transit between EU, Russia and Ukraine

19 December 2019
The Vice-President of European Commission Maroš Šefčovič is to chair the fifth round of trilateral political discussions on the long-term transit of gas with Russia and Ukraine, which takes place on 19 December in Berlin, Germany. “It is high time to send a positive message to markets and…
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EU4Energy: clim@ competition is back to recognise new green energy initiatives

19 December 2019
Supported by the European Commission under the EU4Energy Initiative, the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has launched the ‘clim@’ competition for the second year running. The competition will recognise innovative ideas to help fight climate change and protect the environment. Businesses and…