Ukraine to Build Its Largest Ever Wind Farm

Ukraine is to build its largest ever wind farm. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a loan of €150 million (£130m) to the country for the construction. Upon completion, the 250MW project will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 100,000 houses, while also reducing carbon …

Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

More than 30,000 Ukrainian Homes Go Energy Efficient

More than 30,000 Ukrainian households have benefitted from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) energy efficiency programme. The Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility has now invested a total of UAH1 billion (£27m) into energy-efficient home improvements – this has enabled homeowners to take out loans, with many expected …

Black Sea Is Damaged by Human Activity, the Environmental Research Reveals

Findings of the Black Sea Monitoring Surveys, carried out by the team of Georgian, Ukrainian and European researchers with assistance from the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), were presented in Tbilisi on May 23, 2017. The event brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, environmental organizations, …

Solar Power to Rise from Chernobyl’s Nuclear Ashes

It was the worst nuclear accident in history, directly causing the deaths of 50 people, with at least an additional 4,000 fatalities believed to be caused by exposure to radiation. The 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine also resulted in vast areas of land being contaminated by …

IAEA Concludes Safety Review at Armenian Nuclear Power Plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety experts yesterday completed an assessment of long-term operational safety at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (ANPP). The Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) review was requested by the ANPP, located in Metsamor, 36 kilometres west of the capital, Yerevan. …

Annual Implementation Report 2016: Contracting Parties Put into Action Energy Union Objectives

The Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published today outlines the progress achieved by the Energy Community Contracting Parties in implementing the acquis communautaire under the Energy Community Treaty. The current state of implementation is marked by Albania, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and partially Ukraine having transposed the Third Energy Package. Bosnia …