A pitched battle between protesters and riot police in Georgia’s Pankisi Valley has undone years of work to build trust with a community that has been historically marginalised. The government needs to prioritise a more participatory approach to regional development over business interests.
Energy poverty affects many in Georgia, a recent study conducted by World Experience for Georgia has found. It says almost 40% of population borrow money to pay utility bills. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced plans to merge a number of ministries, cutting down on the total number by four. The changes are being accompanied by a Cabinet reshuffle. [Read more…]
The Georgian Government is committed to fully exploiting the country’s hydropower potential. Collective mobilisation against mass construction of hydropower plants has began to emerge, but activists say they are met with exclusion and repression. [Read more…]
Residents of the village of Muguda, in Georgia’s Mtskheta–Mtianeti Region (historical Mtiuleti), staged a protest on 13 May demanding that construction of power lines passing through the village cease.
Solar powered LED lights have been installed at the Heroes Square monument in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. [Read more…]
The Georgian government plans to construct eight solar power plants in the country, according to Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Most of the plants will be located in the east of the country, likely in Akhaltsikhe, Gardabani, Gldani, Kaspi, Marneuli and Ksani. The prime minister stated in a government session on 24 January that the government was committed to providing support to investors in the project, who will have 18 months to finalise the locations. [Read more…]