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…

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.…
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Moldova to connect its energy network with Romania

26 September 2019
The Republic of Moldova will be able to connect its electricity network with Romania’s thanks to a joint investment by international partners. Following an initial €160 million loan provided in equal parts by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment…
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EU4Energy supports development of National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Azerbaijan

24 September 2019
The first meeting of Azerbaijan’s inter-ministerial working group on the development of a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) was held in Baku on 19 September. The meeting was organised jointly with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan within the framework of the EU4Energy Governance…
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Ukrainian Forum on Energy Efficiency gathers hundreds of participants in Kyiv

24 September 2019
The Ukrainian Forum on Energy Efficiency brought together more than 300 participants in Kyiv on 18 September. Participants included city mayors, heads of rayons and regional administrations, representatives of homeowner associations and energy auditors. The participants discussed the…
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Winners of #EU4Energy Babushka competition announced

24 September 2019
The #EU4Energy Babushka competition on energy efficiency ran from 11th to 19th September. Over the course of a week, the #EU4Energy Babushka posed a series of questions about saving energy and money by being more energy efficient. Participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and…
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Ukraine: Sustainable Energy Days in Khmelnytskyi focus on energy efficiency

23 September 2019
The Sustainable Energy Days were organised in Khmelnytskyi on 20 September, including a thematic conference entitled “Energy and climate transformation in sustainable urban development”. Dmytro Syryh, a representative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, presented the opportunities offered by the Fund…

Ukraine: Novovolynsk school to become more energy efficient thanks to EU

20 September 2019
A school in the Ukrainian town of Novovolynsk is finalising its refurbishment following works conducted as part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. As a result, modern ventilation will be installed and light bulbs will be replaced with LED alternatives.…
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Moldova: Cantemir kindergarten to save energy and money with the EU’s help

19 September 2019
More than 100 children are looking forward to soon returning to their kindergarten in Cantemir. The building of the kindergarten known as “kindergarten nr. 1” is being refurbished as part of the EU-financed “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” initiative. The works include the insulation…
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Third round of gas talks between EU, Russia and Ukraine focuses on EU energy rules

19 September 2019
The third round of trilateral gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine is taking place on 19 September in Brussels. The discussions will focus on the long-term transit of gas through Ukraine from next year onwards. Ahead of the meeting, the Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič…