Significant Progress in Expanding Protected Nature Sites in Eastern Europe

The EEA’s briefing ‘Protected areas in the Eastern Partnership countries‘ found that between 2000 and 2019 coverage of nationally protected areas were expanded in all six partnership countries which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Thanks to the European Commission’s financial and Council of Europe’s technical support, 561 so-called …

The Black Sea Region’s Renewable Energy Potential on the Agenda

In less than a month the energy community will get together online to discuss the renewable energy potential of the Black Sea countries. The high-level international investment conference Energy Week Black Sea will take place on a virtual event platform on 29-30 September bringing together the autorities, project operators of …

Energy Week Black Sea 2020

From the 29th to the 30th of September, the international investment event Energy Week Black Sea 2020 (https://www.bsenergyweek.com/) will take place online. Energy Week Black Sea 2020 will bring together authorities and energy companies from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Georgia, as well as international financial institutions and multinational private investors …

The COVID-19 Crisis Has a Profound Impact Also on the Energy Sector

In three reports published today, the Energy Community Secretariat assesses the current status of financial liquidity of the electricity sector; compiles information about support from International Financial Institutions and commercial banks; and measures taken by energy regulators to address the ongoing issues, concluding that the COVID-19 crisis has a profound impact …

This Is the Carbon Footprint of Your Internet Activity

Data centres processing and storing the world’s data already use around 1% of the electricity we generate, according to the IEA. Computing is expected to account for up to 8% of global power demand by 2030. The emissions associated with everyday computing could be surprisingly high. A stone’s throw from …

17th Energy Community Ministerial Council

The 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council will take place on 13 December in Chisinau under the presidency-in-office of the Republic of Moldova of the Energy Community. The Council will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Anatol Usatîi, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova. The Energy Community is …

Georgia – Untapped Potential, Liberalized Market, and Renewable Energy on the Rise

The energy sector of Georgia is very attractive in terms of its untapped potential, developing infrastructure and increasing local and regional demand. In particular, investors and developers are seeing increasing renewable energy opportunities in the country. RE Market Opportunities Appealing Domestic demand is expected to almost double by 2030 from …