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How to report on energy: EU-supported training for journalists in Azerbaijan

09 May 2019
Between 29 and 31 May, the EU-funded OPEN Media Hub project will organise a production workshop for journalists on “Reporting on Energy”. The event is scheduled to coincide with the Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition, providing an opportunity for reporters to meet industry leaders and report on the…
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How to organise Energy Days – a practical guide for cities

07 May 2019
Ahead of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, cities can organise outreach and awareness-raising activities about energy saving and climate change, known as Energy Days. Practical recommendations for how to organise Energy Days and examples from previous years have just been released in the…
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Energy efficiency discussed at Covenant of Mayors East conference in Belarus

07 May 2019
The EU-funded Covenant of Mayors initiative held a conference in Polack, Belarus on 25-26 April. So far, 45 Belarusian cities have become signatories of the initiative. The discussions at the conference covered the improvement of energy efficiency in apartment buildings, the reduction of…
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Belarus: EU supports creation of cycle path and wide-scale urban greening efforts in Čavusy

24 April 2019
On 19 April, a bike path linking a new residential district with the town centre was officially opened in Čavusy, eastern Belarus.The event was part of a local initiative of the Čavusy District Executive Committee and implemented with support from the EU. The local initiative included various…
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Five more companies receive grants for sustainable energy projects in Ukraine

12 April 2019
On 10 April, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and non-governmental organisation Greencubator, announced the five winners of the final stage of the Climate Innovation Vouchers Programme. Each of these winners received…
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Ukrainian startup receives €1 million for green energy project

12 April 2019
SolarGaps – Solar Panel Window Blinds, a startup from Ukraine, has received an EU grant of €1 million in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme to develop its sustainable energy technology. The company has designed smart blinds with solar modules on their surface. It is estimated that 1m² of…
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Armenia: Bus stop in Dilijan becomes solar powered thanks to EU support

11 April 2019
A bus stop in Dilijan has been renovated and equipped with illustrations to raise energy-efficiency awareness, thanks to EU support. The bus stop also has a solar panel to provide power and mobile charging outlets that can be used for free by people waiting for their buses at the stop. Find out…
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Belarus: New energy efficient street lighting installed in Polack thanks to EU

11 April 2019
New energy efficient street lighting is being installed in Polack, Belarus, as part of the EU-financed initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects”. Sergei Leichenko, a representative of the local authorities in Polack, said: “We will be the first town in Belarus with public lighting…
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EU4Energy: Key regional energy infrastructure projects discussed in Kyiv

10 April 2019
Representatives of the Eastern partner countries Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met in Kyiv on 10 April to discuss the preliminary results of the assessment of energy infrastructure priority investment opportunities in the region. The meeting was organised by the…
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Results of the EU4Energy Programme for Eastern partner countries presented in Paris

10 April 2019
On 5 April 2019, high-level officials from the Energy ministries of the 11 partner countries of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia, representatives of the European Commission, as well as representatives of the implementing partners of the EU4Energy, the International Energy Agency, the Energy…