recommend European investors to introduce projects in the renewable energy
sector of Ukraine. This topic was raised at a meeting of Chairman of the State
Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Serhii
Savchuk with representatives of the Agency
Resources of the Federal Republic
of Germany, the GFA Consulting Group, which took place on 31 October in the office
of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.
Government adopted the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy till 2020, called
to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy balance of Ukraine up to
11%. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the Government creates the most favourable
conditions for investors who wish to work in Ukraine", informed the visitors
Ulrich Theuerkauf, the GFA Consulting Group expert said that the
by the Government of Ukraine is an attractive incentive for making investment into renewable energy development. Moreover, he stressed that the GFA Consulting Group cooperates fruitfully with European
investors and recommends introducing investment
projects on renewable energy in Ukraine.
In turn, Lesya Matiyuk, an employee of the Agency for Renewable Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany informed that
in the framework of the BIO-PROM project titled "Promoting
production and use of bioenergy in the Russian Federation and Ukraine” in late November
of the current year there starts its work a program to improve the skills and knowledge in bioenergy
for Ukraine, characterized by free participation. The
relevant program will involve representatives of central
and local authorities to participate in it, and also members of organizations engaged
in bioenergy field.
The Head of the
Agency Serhii Savchuk noted
the importance of the program and stressed that the Government of Ukraine had
adopted the plan of short and medium - term measures to reduce consumption of
natural gas for the period up to 2017 and the relevant training will be particularly
useful for the local authorities.
At the end of the meeting the parties, taking into account the positive
changes that have occurred in Ukraine, agreed about the necessity to sign an updated Memorandum of understanding between the State Agency on Energy Efficiency
and Energy Saving of Ukraine and the Agency of Renewable Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany.