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Ukraine’s postal company Nova Poshta to reduce CO2 emissions thanks to modern technologies

12 December 2018
Nova Poshta – Ukraine’s leading private postal service operator – will benefit from support from the EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to introduce new parcel sorting technology. This will help the company to reduce its environmental impact. The company will have…
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Georgia: EU-supported training on organic agriculture and renewable energy resources conducted in Khulo municipality

11 December 2018
Basic principles and methods of organic agriculture, conservation, biodynamic agriculture, renewable energy sources and related technologies were the focus of training seminars, organised with EU support, which took place in Khulo municipality in early December. Up to 20 representatives of Khulo…
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Registration open for EU-Ukraine Renewable Energy Investment Forum in Kyiv

06 December 2018
On 18 December, the EU-Ukraine Renewable Energy Investment Forum will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine. The event is being organised by the European Commission together with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, with the support of DiXi Group…
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EU4Energy: New methodology for calculating natural gas transmission tariffs for Georgia

06 December 2018
On 5 December, the EU4Energy technical assistance project to help Georgia update its gas transmission tariff methodology in compliance with Energy Community regulations was launched in Tbilisi. The Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) hosted the launch event.…
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Ukraine: Three schools in Sumy to become more energy efficient thanks to EU

05 December 2018
Three schools in Sumy will be thermally insulated as part of the EU-supported “Increasing energy efficiency in educational buildings of Sumy city” Project. The project started in 2018 as part the second phase of the EU’s “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” programme. The insulation will…
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EU sets target to get almost a third of its energy from renewables by 2030

05 December 2018
By 2030, the EU will have to get 32% of its energy from renewable sources and reach an “energy efficiency headline target” of 32.5%. The new targets are set out in a revised directive on energy efficiency and a directive on renewable energy, both of which were adopted by the Council today. The…
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Belarus: Solar panels, energy-efficient district heating and street lighting installed in Braslaŭ thanks to EU

04 December 2018
The results of three years of work on the EU-financed project “Braslaŭ district – the first climate-neutral municipality in Belarus” were summarised at the project’s closing conference, which took place in late November in Braslaŭ. The project is part of the EU-supported “Covenant of Mayors –…
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New home owners’ associations to be established in Ukraine thanks to EU

04 December 2018
At least 2,000 new home owners’ associations (HOAs) will be created and a total of 4,000 HOAs will be taught how to develop energy efficiency projects and apply to the Ukrainian Energy Efficiency Fund. More than 480,000 people across the country will benefit and 1 million will learn how to improve…
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Georgia: 10 battery electric “green” buses to be introduced in Batumi

04 December 2018
Batumi, Georgia’s third-largest city, will improve and modernise its public transport by introducing “green” buses. Batumi will acquire 10 battery electric buses, the first such ones in Georgia, and 20 new buses with Euro 5 reduced-emission engines to ensure improved environmental and operational…
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Moldova: Glass producing company saves money and energy thanks to modern technology

04 December 2018
The largest glass producer in the Republic of Moldova, Glass Container Company (GCC), has received a loan of €7.5 million through FINTECC – a joint programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and European Union – in order to improve its energy efficiency. The company…