The parties discussed a draft Memorandum of Understanding on the settlement of problematic issues in the field of renewable energy in Ukraine.
On Thursday, May 14, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine hosted the second meeting of the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the acting Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Olha Buslavets with representatives of companies working in the field of renewable energy.
During the discussion, the participants have managed to bring the positions of the Government, the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection and RES producers as close as possible.
According to the Prime Minister, clean energy in Ukraine should grow, develop and gradually transfer to market conditions. But under current developments, amid the energy crisis, the country cannot afford to have the most expensive green energy in Europe.
"The price is the issue. We cannot have the most expensive green energy in Europe in a country with such a poverty level. We are all in the same boat. That cannot be true that the country loses, the budget loses, and we pay an increased price for green energy. We do not want to limit investment, we want to understand the value of this energy. This is our responsibility to the country," said Denys Shmyhal.
As a result of the meeting, the parties agreed on the sooner finalization of the Memorandum by the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection. The final meeting on this issue and the discussion of the final version of the document is planned for Monday, May 18.