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Moldova: Bălți receives new energy-efficient buses thanks to EU support

25 February 2020
The citizens of Bălți, the Republic of Moldova, will benefit from better and greener public transport thanks to the planned acquisition of 10 new energy-efficient trolleybuses. The green public transport vehicles are funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the EU-…
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EU promotes cooperation in Eastern Neighbourhood for monitoring and reporting on climate action

25 February 2020
Government officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine met in Vienna last week to review their progress on implementing their national climate actions. The meeting focused on a set of measures aiming to collect data on greenhouse gas emissions and…
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Ukrainian homeowners associations can apply for EU grants for energy efficiency

24 February 2020
The Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) in Ukraine has announced a call for applications, inviting homeowners associations from across the country to apply for grants to make their apartment buildings more energy efficient. The grants are provided under the EEF programme ‘Energodim’, whose application…
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Belarus: EU project ‘PubLiCity’ shares results on energy efficiency

20 February 2020
On 19 February, the city of Polack, Belarus, hosted the final conference of the ‘PubLiCity’ project. The event titled ‘Public lighting in the cities of Belarus: Present and future’ presented the EU project’s results and achievements, as well as a success story from Polack. Among other important…
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Ukraine: EU helps to make public buildings in city of Ukrainka more energy efficient

19 February 2020
The sports complex ‘Energetik’ in Ukrainka, Ukraine, has been greenlighted to undergo full thermal modernisation as part of a project funded under the EU programme ‘Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects’. The aim of the project is to make the city’s sports complex and Palace of Culture…
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Georgia: Telavi Municipality tests energy-efficient equipment funded by EU

17 February 2020
The Georgian village Gulgula in the municipality of Telavi tested energy-efficient equipment for collecting and processing waste wood from vineyards. The equipment will ensure the efficient and uninterrupted supply of biomass for heating the municipal kindergartens. The municipality received the…
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EU announces call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities

17 February 2020
The European Commission has published a call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities. The objective is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships between local authorities in the EU Member States and the partner countries. The submission deadline is 27 March 2020, 12…
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Ukrainian electricity system operator fails certification under the Third Energy Package

14 February 2020
The Ukrainian electricity system operator Ukrenergo’s request for certification under the Third Energy Package was not approved. According to the Energy Community Secretariat, Ukrenergo does not own the electricity transmission assets required by Article 9(1) of the Electricity Directive – a…
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High-level policy talks in Georgia on National Energy and Climate Plan

13 February 2020
On 12 February, the EU4Energy High-Level Policy Talks event took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss developments in the country’s National Energy and Climate Plan. The focus of the discussion was the design of the Climate Action Plan and the preparation of the nationally determined contributions…
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EU4Energy holds a workshop on certifying Moldova’s electricity transmission system operator

13 February 2020
On 12 February, a workshop took place in Chișinău, the Republic of Moldova, to discuss the certification and unbundling of the electricity transmission system operator Moldelectrica, and the general developments in the country’s energy market. The event was organised under the EU4Energy programme…