Armenia: Supporting green energy

| May 3, 2019

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With EU assistance, over 5,000 people in the Shirak region now use green energy. ​The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

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