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  • 28 Apr 2015
    Moldova Energy and Biomass Project has been introduced to the Energy Community at a Reunion held in Vienna

    The Energy and Biomass Project has been introduced today to the European Energy Community as a Model Project aimed at promoting and accessing the renewable energy sources, being funded by the European Union. The Project presentation takes place at a Reunion devoted to the promotion of renewable energy organised by the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna on April 27-29th, 2015.

  • 09 Apr 2015
    The competition to select districts where to establish Public-Private Partnerships for bioenergy supply has been launched

    The Energy and Biomass Project, funded by the EU, calls the Districts of the Republic of Moldova to embark on the competition aimed at launching Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to provide bioenergy services. Based on such models, business operators will be responsible for managing the bioenergy heating plants, supplying quality biofuel and hiring/remunerating the plant operators, while the local authorities will pay just the cost of the generated Gcal.

  • 07 Apr 2015
    First model for supplying bioenergy to public institutions by a business operator implemented in Leova district

    Leova is the only District in the Republic of Moldova where bioenergy is supplied by a business operator. This is the outcome of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) pilot-model providing integrated bioenergy services, which was agreed by Leova District Council and “Green Farm” SRL in 2014. The private partner was designated following a tender conducted by the local public authorities. The PPP pilot-model was implemented upon the EU-UNDP Energy and Biomass Project-1 initiative.

  • 01 Apr 2015
    ESCO Moldova project has been launched today

    The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched today “ESCO Moldova Project - Transforming the market for Urban Energy Efficiency in Moldova by introducing Energy Service Companies”. The project objective is to create a functioning, sustainable and effective ESCO market in Moldova by converting existing energy service provider companies into ESCO companies (Energy Service Companies), as the basis for scaling up mitigation efforts in the whole municipal building sector in Moldova, leading to CO2 emission reductions by implementing energy performance contracts.

  • 03 Mar 2015
    The EU financed Energy and Biomass Project II has been launched

    ”80 modern biomass heating plants coupled with 21 solar collectors installed in schools, kindergartens, and community centres; 300 biomass-fired boilers provided at subsidised prices to households and microenterprises; seven public-private partnerships set to supply bioenergy” – these are just some of the expected results of the Energy and Biomass Project II launched today at a public event conducted in the school in Varnita village, Anenii Noi District, which is one of the 144 beneficiary institutions of the Project first phase (2011-2014).

  • 05 Dec 2014
    Green Energy Sector Champions awarded at Moldova Eco-Energetica 2014 Ceremony

    More than one thousand promoters of renewables and energy efficiency got together at Moldova Eco-Energetica ceremony today to celebrate the remarkable achievements and award the Champions of the Green Energy Sector in 2014. A total of 14 successful projects in using and promoting green energy and energy efficiency, 5 companies developing eco-responsible technologies have been handed trophies while one eco-responsible project idea receiving funding from a commercial bank with the Government being the guarantor for the transaction.

  • 29 Oct 2014
    Competition for eco-responsible companies and ideas launched to promote innovative and efficient technologies

    The Award Competiton of Eco-Responsible Companies advancing innovative and efficient technologies and the Fair for Funding the Eco-Responsible Project Ideas in the area of Renewables and Energy Efficiency were launched on 28 October 2014 at a public event conducted at the Greenhouse located in Onitcani Village, Criuleni District.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    European Union supports the launch of 30 businesses and creation of 100 new jobs in the biofuel sector

    30 businesses have been launched and developed further, and circa 100 new jobs have been created in the biofuel manufacturing sector thanks to the Leasing Programme implemented by the Energy and Biomass Project over the period 2012-2014.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    EU-supported restoration of degraded pastures in Orhei National Park will help improve people's lives in the region

    Mayors of 12 municipalities of the Orhei National Park signed today grant agreements for projects aimed at restoring unproductive pastures on 35 sectors with a total area of 472 ha. The total amount of grants, provided in the framework of the Clima-East project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is 185.110 Euro.

  • 04 Sep 2014
    Schools and kindergartens to report about the purchase of biofuel to the Energy Efficiency Agency

    Public institutions connected to biomass heating systems shall ensure the procurement of high quality biomass fuel for the cold season and report the information on their readiness status for the new heating season to the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 19 Aug 2014
    Organic farming can help Moldova overcome sustainable development challenges

    Development of organic agriculture and greening of conventional farming can help Moldova respond to economic and environmental challenges, and ensure its sustainable development.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Video Guide helps biomass energy users buy high quality biofuel

    A Video Guide that helps the users distinguish between high quality and poor quality biofuels by using tools readily-available to everybody has been developed by the EU-UNDP Moldova Energy and Biomass Project in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Agency.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    More than 50 successful ECO projects have been registered for Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest

    More than 50 files have been submitted for Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest, 2014 Edition, most of them competing for the Best Solar Energy Project, Best Geothermal Energy Project and Best Bioenergy Project. Private individuals, public institutions, private entities, civil society and Mass-media representatives submitted innovative projects on using and promoting renewables and energy efficiency within the Contest active period, i.e. 5 March – 5 August 2014.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    National and local development strategies and plans to be assessed from environmental perspective

    Ministries, local authorities, members of Parliament as well as civil society organizations and the private sector gathered during a round-table to discuss Moldova’s draft Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment.

  • 29 Jul 2014
    UNDP-sponsored Study on green technologies, discussed at roundtable in Chisinau

    Moldova must promote ecological education, raise public awareness on environmental issues, and offer fiscal and financial benefits for using green technologies, which increase energy efficiency and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign energy sources.

  • 18 Jul 2014
    Hundreds of biofuel producers and users participated at the First National BIOENERGY Forum

    The first National Forum that brings together the Moldovan producers of briquettes and pellets, the users of biomass energy and the bio-energy development policymakers is taking place today in Chisinau with the support granted by the EU Delegation.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    ENERGEL Summer Camp Gathered Together Advocates of Clean Energy

    100 of VII-VIII-grade school children from 13 Districts and ATU Gagauz-Yeri learn how to produce renewable energy and use it efficiently at ENERGEL Summer Camp, currently unrolling its third Edition. The Summer Camp is an initiative launched by the Energy and Biomass Project funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by UNDP Moldova.

  • 29 Jun 2014
    SUN DA-I FEST gathered thousands of ECO energy supporters

    “Stefan cel Mare” Public Garden brought together thousands of people at SUN DA-I FEST – a Festival of ECO technologies and products, which culminated with a concert of live music powered by solar energy. The Festival ended a range of events organized during June 23 -June 29 within the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

  • 28 May 2014
    Leova District is leading in the number of public institutions heated with bioenergy

    25 schools, kindergartens and community centres of Leova District will switch to biomass-based heating during the next cold season and will benefit from a single service management unit. These are the key provisions of the first Bioenergy Sector Public-Private Partnership Model launched in Leova District today.

  • 12 Apr 2014
    Catalogue which promotes handicrafts practiced in “Orhei” National Park

    The first comprehensive catalogue of handicrafts practiced in “Orhei” National Park region was presented during the International Specialized Exhibition of tourism, leisure and hotels in Chisinau.