Energy Club

Tue, 2010-06-08 22:23

A round table discussion, entitled "Environmental policies of the European Union and Belarus: Sharing Experience" took place in Minsk, Belarus, on 4 June 2010. The event was organized by the Office for Democratic Belarus (Brussels, Belgium), in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union in Belarus. It is part of a larger programme, “Facilitating the European way of development for Belarus”, which was launched in 2008 with the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Among participants of the event were representatives of Belarusian state authorities, non-governmental organizations working in the field of environment, and foreign diplomats.

Fri, 2010-05-21 16:28

On the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus, a group of Belarusian experts on transport visited Brussels on May 17-21, 2010. The delegation that consisted of two former Ministers of Transport of the Republic of Belarus, Assistant Professor of Logistics and Pricing Policy of the Belarusian State Economic University, Head of the Auditing Department of “MinskTrans” – the largest public transport company in Belarus - and a Board Member of the Belarusian Union for Transport Workers participated in a training course: “EU Transport Policy: Sharing Knowledge with Belarus".

Mon, 2010-03-29 12:22

http://www.ngdir.ir/Sitelinks/kids/image/energy_image_en/renewable%20_energy.gifBelarus has an enormous potential to use biofuels for energy production.

Fri, 2010-03-19 18:46

On March 15-18, on the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus, a group of Belarusian experts in environment visited Brussels, Belgium. The delegation, which consisted of experts from the Hrodna regional Committee for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, the Sakharov International State Environmental University (Minsk), representatives of the Belarusian NGOs working on environmental issues as well as relevant business organisations and journalists, took part in a training course “EU Environmental Policy: Sharing Knowledge with Belarus”.

During the visit, the Belarusian delegates had the opportunity to meet key experts on environmental issues and the region at the Directorate-General (DG) for Aid and Cooperation, DG Research and DG Environment of the European Commission.

Fri, 2010-03-12 15:33

“Strategies for alternative energy development in Belarus need a sound policy and not a ‘miracle’ energy source”. This was the dominant theme at the second session of the Energy Club, which was held in Minsk on 11 March 2010. Experts from Belarus and the European Union discussed the latest trends in the development of alternative energy sources in the European Union and debated how the EU experience can be applied to enhance energy security and energy efficiency in Belarus. Professor Philip Peck from the Lund University (Sweden) presented a report on the institutional and public policy aspects of the development of alternative energy sources. The report focused on how restructuring of the energy sector, particularly the transition to decentralized combined heat and power generation, makes economies more flexible in utilizing the domestic energy resources such as agricultural waste and peat. The debate that followed featured presentations from entrepreneur with an interest in the development of alternative energy sources, researchers from the International Sakharov Environmental University, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics.

Fri, 2009-10-30 14:50

Energy security of Belarus, or any other country in the region, can neither be dealt with at the national level alone nor in a zero sum manner. This was the predominant view among participants of the first meeting of the Energy Club that took place in Minsk on 29 October 2009. The Energy Club is a joint initiative of the Office for Democratic Belarus (Brussels, Belgium), the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (Vilnius, Lithuania), and the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (Kyiv, Ukraine), carried out under the patronage of the European Commission delegation in Belarus with support of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The mission of the Energy Club is to establish a platform for dialogue between representatives of the government, national and regional expert community on key issues pertaining to the development of the energy sector in Belarus and regional cooperation in this sphere, including issues of energy efficiency and security.

Wed, 2009-10-07 16:04

On 29 October 2009, the Energy Club is organizing its first session as a Conference on Energy Security in Crown Plaza, Minsk. This event is part of a larger programme: meetings of the club are scheduled to take place quarterly, carried out as a one day meeting and gathering local independent and government experts on energy, as well as foreign specialists in the given field. The initiative received financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

Fri, 2009-06-12 17:48

On 8-9 June 2009, the Office for a Democratic Belarus (Brussels) together with the Delegation of the European Commission in Belarus, the Embassy of Sweden to Belarus, the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (Ukraine) and the Belarusian Institute for strategic Studies held a round table discussion, entitled “European Union Energy Policy: Sharing Knowledge”.

Tue, 2009-04-07 18:31

On the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus (Brussels, Belgium) and the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (Ukraine), a group of Belarusian experts on energy visited Brussels on March 29 – April 2, 2009. The Belarusian delegation, which included representatives from government institutions, civil initiatives, entrepreneur groups and media took part in a training course, entitled “EU Energy Policy: Sharing Knowledge with Belarus”

Fri, 2008-11-07 16:53

On the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus (Brussels, Belgium) and the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (Ukraine), a group of Belarusian ecology experts visited Brussels on November 3-7 and participated in the training course “EU Environment Policy: Sharing Knowledge with Belarus”.

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