To raise awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency and EU’s work to this end in the country, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia is launching an information campaign on energy efficiency under the slogan “Doing More with Less”.
“Energy efficiency in Georgia is a key priority for the European Union. A greener environment, enhanced energy security, more jobs, prosperous families and warmer houses are only some of the benefits of improved energy efficiency. Besides supporting the legislative reform process, we have made continued efforts to help businesses and citizens. Reliable and affordable energy is essential for communities and household, and our goal is to continue supporting energy efficiency initiatives to help improve people’s lives”, - stated Carl Hartzell, EU Ambassador to Georgia.
Energy efficiency matters. It has the potential to contribute to lowering the costs on a household and economy-wide level, boost economic growth, sustainable growth and job creation. Apart from that, energy efficiency is one of the ways to reduce demand for energy imports and to strengthen the country’s energy independence.
The EU has been assisting Georgia’s energy sector for over a decade. This includes support to the Government to promote better policy and help modernize the sector, work with partners to support and raise energy efficiency initiatives throughout the country. By encouraging private sector participation, the EU also supports the government’s ultimate objectives of creating jobs and improving the quality of life. Clean energy transition will be at the center of reforms to accelerate the development of modern and reliable energy infrastructure that will decrease use of greenhouse gas emissions.
Over the course of the next three weeks, we will share success stories of projects implemented with the EU’s support in Georgia. The campaign will promote the benefits of energy efficiency, showcase the projects that impact the communities and environment they live in and motivates change.
Mariam Gengashvili, Senior Environment Communication Expert, EU4Georgia III, 599 154915, firstname.lastname@example.org