Georgian parliament adopts energy efficiency legislation

  • Welcoming the adoption of the legislation on May 21, Economy Minister Natia Turnava said Georgia has been carrying out rapid reforms to turn its energy sector into a European-styled ‘green energy sector’. Photo: Energy Community/Twitter

Agenda.ge, 23 May 2020 - 13:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian parliament has adopted legislation on energy efficiency and energy performance of buildings, bringing the country closer to EU standards. 

The legislation aims to reduce emissions and pollution, improve the energy efficiency of buildings, as well as decrease energy imports and bolster the country’s energy security.

The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Carl Hartzell, now hopes to see the Georgian government’s ‘rapid follow-up’.

The European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the Energy Community are helping Georgia ‘refine its climate and energy policy, ensuring that legislation works to reduce emissions’.

Noting that the battle against COVID-19 is 'at the top of the policy agenda', the organisations say the 'measures to fight climate change should not be forgotten in the pandemic'.

Welcoming the adoption of the legislation on May 21, Economy Minister Natia Turnava said Georgia has been carrying out rapid reforms to turn its energy sector into a European-styled ‘green energy sector’.

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