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EU4Energy: Georgia adopts key laws to harmonise its energy sector

19 December 2019
Georgia is making progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the EU Energy Law and the Energy Community Treaty, by substituting the existing energy market framework with the Third Energy Package. This was preconditioned and is a positive result of the adoption of the Law on Energy and…
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Ukraine: EU supports the city of Ukrainka to save money on energy resources

18 December 2019
With support from the EU-funded ‘Covenant of Mayors - Demonstration Projects’, the Ukrainian city of Ukrainka now has a new system of automated monitoring for energy resources in major public buildings. The special equipment has been installed in two schools, the ‘Khorovod’ and ‘Solnyshko’…
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EU4Energy: Ukraine’s gas transmission system progresses in gaining independence

18 December 2019
On 17 February 2019, the newly established gas transmission system operator of Ukraine, GTSO, was unbundled in line with the requirements from European law. This was done under the EU’s third energy package, aimed at improving the operation of the internal energy market and resolving certain…
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Belarus: EU supports energy efficient street lighting in Polack

17 December 2019
New energy efficient street lighting is being installed in Polack, Belarus, as part of the EU4Energy initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects”. The project, “Energy Efficient Modernization of Public Lighting in the City of Polack”, was carried out under the “PubLiCity” initiative…
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EU4Energy: Ukraine and Moldova will cooperate to secure gas supply

16 December 2019
EU4Energy and the Energy Community are constantly striving to strengthen energy security in the Moldova/Ukraine region. As a result of joint efforts during the 17th meeting of the Energy Community Ministerial Council, held in Chișinău, Moldova on 13 December, Moldova and Ukraine signed a Memorandum…
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EU 2030 energy and climate framework in focus of Energy Community

16 December 2019
On 13 December, the 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council was held in Chișinău, Moldova. Here, the parties discussed Energy Community Treaty reforms and the EU 2030 energy and climate framework, and the European Commission presented ongoing work on the ‘2019 General Policy Guidelines on 2030…
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Moldova approves draft report on the future of energy efficiency

16 December 2019
On 12 December, the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum met in Chișinău, the Republic of Moldova to discuss the draft report on the ‘Future of Energy Efficiency’. The members of parliament discussed EU 2030 energy and climate targets, Energy Community Treaty amendments and the gas security…
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EU4Energy: Belarusian city of Hrodna commits to reduce CO2 emissions

12 December 2019
On 10 December 2019, in Hrodna, Belarus, the international initiative of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy signed an agreement with Hrodna Regional Executive Committee. Hrodna became the fourth regional capital to join the initiative and make a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas…
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supports development of grain storage infrastructure in Ukraine

12 December 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated a loan of €10 million to Ukraine for the development of new energy efficient grain storage facilities. This will help Ukraine to secure the leading international position in grain exports, by regulating growing export rates…
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Energy Efficiency Fund to help 15 Ukrainian cities become more energy-efficient

12 December 2019
On 9 December, the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, as well as 14 other cities in the Kharkiv region, signed an agreement to support the implementation of large-scale projects on comprehensive housing modernisation in Ukraine, in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Fund. A Memorandum of…