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1. Socar Georgia Gas completed the construction of the gas pipeline in Tsinamdzgvriantkari village
2. Breakdown on Georgia's Main Gas Pipeline Results in Suspension of Gas Supply to Armenia
3. Nabuco is ready to connect with other pipelines
4. JSC ENERGO-PRO Georgia completed individual re-metering of 16 villages
5. UK government’s Green Deal could fail, warns committee
6. Google's Solar Flair: $94 Million Investment in PV Projects
7. Benefits of U.S. emission rules outweigh costs
8. Climate big picture - no reason not to act
9. Results of UNFCCC 17th Conference for Georgia
10. Publications
11. Events

 

 

 

 

 



Oil and Gas

Socar Georgia Gas completed the construction of the gas pipeline in Tsinamdzgvriantkari village
In frames of Presidential program “Gas to Every Village”, the company “Socar Georgia Gas” completed the construction of the gas pipeline in Tsinamdzgvriantkari village, Mtskheta district.
The new pipeline was opened by the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Nino Enukidze and governor of Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Tsesar Chocheli . The 5 km. long pipeline has been constructed, which will supply gas to 140 potential consumers. At present, 18 km. long pipelines are being constructed in Mtskheta district, which will connect 590 consumers to the gas distribution network.
http://minenergy.fas.ge/en/News/2011/2175


Breakdown on Georgia's Main Gas Pipeline Results in Suspension of Gas Supply to Armenia

The breakdown on Georgia's main gas pipeline has resulted in suspension of a Russian natural gas supply to Armenia.
JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) says the breakdown took place in the Kazakh-Saguramo section of the main gas pipeline at 15 o'clock on December 22.
GOGC could not name exact terms for completing the damage liquidation works.
http://news.boom.ge/eng/11/20111222/1521364/


Nabuco is ready to connect with other pipelines

Ececutive director of the project Nabucco Gas Pipeline International Reinhard Mitchek the project “Nabucco” is ready to connect with other pipelines.
“We are ready to discuss our connection with Azerbaijan-Turkish Gas Pipeline Trans Anadolu (TANAP) if it enhances conception of Nabucco”
http://news.boom.ge/geo/11/20111222/1521175/



Electrical Power

JSC ENERGO-PRO Georgia completed individual re-metering of 16 villages

Along with re-metering company conducted electricity grid rehabilitation activities, which implied electricity grid rehabilitation; as a result of rehabilitations depreciated cables were replaced with new ones, old wooden poles replaced with reinforced concrete ones, transformer units repaired and grid infrastructure improved significantly.
http://www.energo-pro.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=27&info_id=2270



Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

UK government’s Green Deal could fail, warns committee
The UK government’s flagship programme to upgrade the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes, the Green Deal, could fail, warns the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) yesterday.
In the latest attack on government policy from its own advisor, an open letter from the Committee chair Lord Adair Turner to Energy Secretary Chris Huhne expresses concern about the details of the Green Deal.
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/4743/


Google's Solar Flair: $94 Million Investment in PV Projects

After Google announced the phase out of its REC initiative last month, some in the press drew the conclusion that the tech giant was pulling out of renewables altogether. We quickly pointed out that it was a simple shift in Google's strategy — moving from R&D to deployment, where the company could make a bigger impact.
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/12/googles-solar-flair-94-million-investment-in-pv-projects?cmpid=SolarNL-Thursday-December22-2011



Climate Change

Benefits of U.S. emission rules outweigh costs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued tough standards to slash mercury and toxic air pollution like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. The first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will protect millions of families and children from harmful and costly air pollution, and provide the American people with health benefits that far outweigh the costs of compliance.
http://www.energy-enviro.fi/index.php?PAGE=3&NODE_ID=5&LANG=1&ID=3954


Climate big picture - no reason not to act

When discussing climate science and looking at individual pieces of evidence and common myths, it's easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. To respond to this challenge Skeptical Science - getting skeptical about global warming skepticism - has updated its Big Picture page. The big picture is that we know the planet is warming, humans are causing it, there is a substantial risk to continuing on our current path, but we don't know exactly how large the risk is.
http://www.energy-enviro.fi/index.php?PAGE=3&NODE_ID=5&LANG=1&ID=3951


Results of UNFCCC 17th Conference for Georgia

Mr. Goga Khachidze, Minister of Environment Protection of Georgia conducted a special briefing and summarized the results of Climate Change Conference of Parties held in Dubran, South Africa.
Georgia will become a member of the important committees from Eastern European countries. The 17th Conference of parties formed Green Climate Fund which provides support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to mobilize 100 billion USD annually until 2020. As a result of the active involvement of Georgian delegation, the decision was made to include non Annex I countries of Eastern European Regional Group in the board of the fund. Accordingly, by the decision of the Regional Group Georgia will be nominated for the membership of the executive board of Green Climate Fund.
In addition, at the briefing the Minister proclaimed 2012 as Year of Environmental Education. The development of environmental education began in Georgia 35 years ago with an intergovernmental conference, which led to the acceptance of the Tbilisi Declaration.
http://moe.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=40&info_id=1671



Publications

“Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness”

The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa
Edited By Francis X. Johnson and Vikram Seebaluck
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102738&v=513520



Events

“Offshore Wind Power USA”

Accelerating offshore wind power in North America
22—24 February 2012, Boston, United States
http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/EF/?sSubSystem=Prospectus&sEventCode=WE1201RO&sSessionID=771f5b9de7852f5fbca21027f62780c3-7571375


THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR GEORGIAN COMMUNITIES - ENERGY BUS PROJECT - PHASE III

Kutaisi, Imereti Region
January 9-13, 2012
http://www.eecgeo.org/ge/energy-bus-project.html

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