Ukraine takes steps to limit air pollution from large combustion plants

08 January 2016
According to the Energy Community Organisation’s news release on 7 January 2016, Ukraine is among five countries to have submitted the national emission reduction plans (NERPs) by the deadline at the end of 2015.   This step marks a milestone in preparing for the implementation of the EU Large…

INOGATE: transposing EU Directive on energy performance in the EaP region

21 December 2015
Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have attended a three-day combined workshop and study visit in and around Copenhagen, aiming to improve their understanding of the EU Directive on Energy Performance in Buildings (EBPD) and to be able to transpose it into their…

INOGATE holds final Energy Statistics Network meeting

16 December 2015
The EU-funded INOGATE project held its final meeting of the Energy Statistics Network (ESN) on 17-18 November in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, highlighting the main achievements over the years of cooperation, and planning for the future.   The two-day meeting brought together representatives of the…

INOGATE launches study to assess financial facilities for renewable energy and energy efficiency

15 December 2015
The EU-funded energy programme INOGATE is evaluating the financing facilities for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) that are currently available in its partner countries with a special focus on Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.   The study was carried out in October and November 2015,…

EU and Armenia launch negotiations for a new agreement

08 December 2015
Negotiations on the new EU-Armenia agreement were launched in Brussels yesterday by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.   Speaking at the launch of the negotiations, Mogherini said: "Our shared common values and strong commitment to democracy,…

INOGATE helps open Moldova’s new Sustainable Energy Information Centre

07 December 2015
The establishment of a national Sustainable Energy Information Centre for Moldova with the support of experts from the EU-funded energy programme INOGATE was announced at Moldova’s Eco-Energetica Awards on 4 December.   The Centre, which will officially be opened in March 2016, will be a hands-on,…

EU, Russia and Ukraine continue talks to discuss trade agreement

03 December 2015
Officials from the EU, Russia and Ukraine met in Brussels on 1 December for trilateral talks with the aim of finding solutions to the concerns raised by Russia regarding implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement/Free Trade Area (AA/DCFTA), which will be provisionally applied as of 1…

INOGATE regional workshop: Energy interconnection infrastructure as a key for increased security of supply

26 November 2015
 Key decision makers involved in planning, developing and financing energy infrastructure, policy makers, energy regulators, network operators and financing institutions will gather in Brussels for a workshop on ensuring supply and competitiveness through energy infrastructure connectivity.   The…

EU preparing trilateral ministerial meeting with Russia and Ukraine to discuss trade agreement

24 November 2015
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström yesterday held a phone conversation with Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, Alexei Ulyukayev, as part of the preparations for the 1 December trilateral ministerial meeting on the implementation of the AA/DCFTA between the EU and Ukraine.  …

Eco-design in focus at Kyiv workshop

12 November 2015
The EU-funded INOGATE energy programme is organizing a workshop in Kyiv on eco-design, focusing on developments in eco-design in the EU, and on current activities in this field in Ukraine.   The workshop is part of an Energy Efficiency Forum organised from 10-13 November by the State Agency on…