“Today, the Agency
is actively engaged in creating relevant conditions for gas replacement. It
is a question of priority and needs to be solved urgently," said Serhii Savchuk, presenting the recent
government’s initiatives in energy efficiency during the discussion panel
“Solving Ukrainian energy dependence puzzle”.
However, the Head of the State Agency stressed the development of renewable
energy is precious both in the context of strengthening energy security and with
the view to the global trends of economic growth.
is to reach 11% renewable energy in total energy consumption by 2020. On the
one hand this is quite an ambitious goal, on the other - a vital necessity to
ensure future sustainable development of our country," - said the
Chairman of the Agency.
According to Serhii Savchuk, the key to the
dynamic development of renewable energy and use of alternative fuels in
Ukraine should become legislative initiatives and financial mechanisms the
Agency elaborates to encourage investments in these sectors.
"We are open
for cooperation, ready for a constructive dialogue and the implementation of concrete
initiatives. Both Ukrainian and foreign investors can always rely on our
Agency as a reliable partner," said the chairman of the State Agency on
Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving.