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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,…
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Ukraine: Upgrading energy-inefficient district heating systems

07 October 2019
The EU-financed Horizon 2020 projects UgradeDH and KeepWarm have made upgrading inefficient district heating systems easier. New handbooks and training courses have been produced that will help the operators of existing district heating systems to understand the opportunities of improved energy…
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Green for Growth Fund gets additional €25 million for energy projects

07 October 2019
The Development Bank of Austria (Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG – OeEB) has increased their investment with the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), of which the EU is a donor, by providing an additional €25 million in senior shares. This will help the fund continue to develop renewable energy…
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Energy efficiency first: accelerating towards a target of 32.5% by 2030

27 September 2019
Putting energy efficiency first is a key objective of the EU, as energy savings are the easiest way to save money for consumers and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has set binding targets of reducing our energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency by 2030 by at least 32.…