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Gas market reform: more at stake than just the price of energy bills

06 August 2019
According to a new blog post by Energy Community gas expert Peter Pozsgai, the EU4Energy Governance project has been providing vital support to the governments of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in preparing the legislative and regulatory frameworks for gas market reform. According to…
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Moldova: Cantemir kindergarten to become energy efficient thanks to EU funding

06 August 2019
A kindergarten in the town of Cantemir in the Republic of Moldova will be retrofitted in order to become more energy efficient, helping the town to save energy and money on utilities. The retrofitting works are being conducted as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects…
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New online training in green finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

02 August 2019
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), to which the EU is a donor, has partnered with the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) to pilot the GGF Green Finance Expert online training in green finance. This innovative training aims to help bankers who are representatives of GGF partner institutions, and directly…
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EU to support resource efficiency policy in Belarus

31 July 2019
The European Union has signed a new financial agreement with Belarus to support resource efficiency policy in the country. The new “EU4Belarus: Resource Efficiency Facility for Belarus” programme, with a budget of €15 million, will aim to enhance the efficiency of the use of energy and natural…
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Ukraine to receive support to synchronise with European electricity networks

31 July 2019
The National Energy Company Ukrenergo will receive major financial support to modernise the Ukraine’s power transmission system following an investment of up to €149 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. As part of this, 26 new transformers will be acquired and 12 high-…
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Ukrainian start-ups to participate in the world’s largest green business ideas competition: ClimateLaunchpad

31 July 2019
More than 55 countries, including Ukraine, will participate this year in the world’s biggest competition for green business ideas, Climate Launchpad. This year, Ukraine will be represented by three companies, each winners of a national competition, at the global event, which takes place on 14–15…
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Ukraine: 40 new and energy-efficient trolleybuses in Poltava

31 July 2019
Poltava is the first Ukrainian municipality to benefit from the joint European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s “Ukraine Public Transport Framework II” programme by procuring 40 new energy-efficient and ecologically friendly trolleybuses. The project will be the first investment under…
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Armenia: New biogas plant and greenhouse opened thanks to the EU

30 July 2019
On 21 June, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, the EU-funded project “Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia” presented its results at a closing event in Geghamasar. Thanks to the EU support, a new biogas plant and…
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New renewable energy technologies presented by Ukrainian start-ups

30 July 2019
Two Ukrainian start-ups presented their ideas at the ‘Green Innovators, Wake Up!’ media event, organised in Kyiv by Greencubator. Yevgen Erik, СEO of SolarGaps - Solar Panel Window Blinds, presented the plans for a green, zero-harm emissions factory that the company is planning to build in Ukraine…
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President of Georgia joins Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

30 July 2019
President Salomé Zourabichvili of Georgia has joined an International Energy Agency high-level global commission that is studying how to quickly speed up energy efficiency progress through new and stronger policy action. Ms Zourabichvili, who took office as Georgia’s President in December 2018,…