The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Energy Strategy of Ukraine "Safety, Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness” until 2035 announced Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion.
According to him, this policy document encapsulates a whole range of far-reaching reforms in the energy sector.
The essential task of the energy strategy is to reduce energy consumption of Ukraine's economy by half until 2030 and to boost the Ukrainian production of both traditional and alternative energy sources», stressed Volodymyr Kistion.
The said document stipulates for the new structure of energy needs, thus nuclear power will provide 50% of the country's electricity by 2035, renewable sources - 25%, hydropower - 13% and the rest will be covered by thermal electric power stations.
Energy Strategy has been drafted in different versions for two years. The most respected scientific centers of the country, including the National Institute for Strategic Studies, international and domestic experts, and public organizations were engaged in the work. This is a bridging document that defines the goals of Ukraine until 2035 and ways to achieve it.
«The foundations for the sustainable energy future of our country are laid. The energy strategy only envisages goals, the implementation of which should be reflected in a step-by-step approach. Given the above, there is still much work to do», underscored the Vice Prime Minister.