The Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 adopted this year is being already implemented, stressed Sergiy Savchuk, Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE), at the international forum «Open Energy Week».
According to the Chairman of the SAEE, the goals of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 are in line with the tasks of the National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plan until 2020, which was adopted in 2014-2015. Since then, many reforms have been introduced and significant progress has been made.
The said programmes encapsulate improving of «green tariffs», launching the ESCO market, launching large-scale insulation of households, introducing energy management in the budget sphere and other achievements.
Sergiy Savchuk emphasized the achievements of the last few years have unveiled that Ukraine is dynamically moving towards reducing energy consumption, replacing gas with renewable energy sources and also added that the next step will be the introduction of a European mechanism to stimulate industrial enterprises to use energy-efficient appliances. This approach is based on a carbon tax, which in many EU countries motivates companies to implement energy efficiency measures and to install alternative sources of energy.