CoM East Newsletter - 9th Issue

CoM East Newsletter - 9th Issue

20 March 2020
In 2019, Ukraine, which is a CoM leader in the Eastern Partnership region, celebrated 10 years of the Covenant in the country. The ninth issue is dedicated to the experience and achievements of Ukrainian municipalities within the initiative that changed the energy profile of Europe and the attitude…
Outlook for biogas and biomethane

Outlook for biogas and biomethane

20 March 2020
This report provides estimates of the sustainable potential for biogas and biomethane supply, based on a detailed assessment of feedstock availability and production costs across all regions of the world. Key focus areas include how big a role these gases can play in the transformation of the…
The Eastern Partnership beyond 2020: Reinforcing Resilience – an Eastern Partnership  that delivers for all

The Eastern Partnership beyond 2020: Reinforcing Resilience – an Eastern Partnership that delivers for all

18 March 2020
Launched in 2009 as a joint policy initiative, the Eastern Partnership (EaP) aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States, and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. In 2019, as the partnership marked its 10th …
Facts and figures about EU-Ukraine relations

Facts and figures about EU-Ukraine relations

17 March 2020
Ukraine is a priority partner for the European Union (EU). The EU supports Ukraine in ensuring a stable, prosperous and democratic future for its citizens and is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Association Agreement (AA), including…
Assessment and roadmap for the digital transformation of the energy sector towards an innovative internal market

Assessment and roadmap for the digital transformation of the energy sector towards an innovative internal market

13 March 2020
The study focuses on an overview of the European Commission’s digitalisation policies, on the assessment of ten selected use cases which can be enabled by further actions removing hampering factors, on the design of four policy scenarios depicting such further actions and, finally, on a roadmap…
Why Nearly Zero Energy Buildings are the Right Choice

Why Nearly Zero Energy Buildings are the Right Choice

13 March 2020
The building sector has been recognized as the sector that could drastically help in achieving the EU climate and energy targets. In the long term, by increasing building energy efficiency and with a growing share of renewable energy sources buildings shall also significantly contribute to EU 2050…
EU4Energy Governance Project Newsletter (July - December 2019)

EU4Energy Governance Project Newsletter (July - December 2019)

05 March 2020
EU4Energy newsletter provides a digest of the main project developments in the period of July - December 2019. It also provides facts and figures on the results achieved, as well as links to the latest EU4Energy publications, blog posts and media stories.
Gas Wholesale Markets in the Energy Community

Gas Wholesale Markets in the Energy Community

28 February 2020
The present report covers the Energy Community Contracting Parties with functioning gas markets: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine. It describes the status quo of gas markets both on wholesale level with the aim to identify potential barriers and discuss…

Assessing regulatory barriers in linking the gas and electricity sectors in the EU: final report - Study

28 February 2020
This report presents the results of an assessment of regulatory barriers and gaps preventing closer linking of the EU gas and electricity sectors and hindering the deployment of renewable and low-carbon gases. The main objectives of this study are: to provide a vision of the future energy system;…
How can favorable financing improve energy efficiency investments?

How can favorable financing improve energy efficiency investments?

28 February 2020
This paper describes how effective financial instruments and technical assistance are in increasing investments in energy efficiency. Using new experimental data from the EIB Investment Survey, this paper examines how financing conditions can help promote investment in energy efficiency.