At a Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine's national energy efficiency target up to 2020 has been approved.
A relevant draft Government resolution was developed by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving in collaboration with international experts, specialists from the Energy Community Secretariat, within the framework of the implementation of Article 3 of Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament on energy efficiency.
The overall approach of the Directive, namely the reduction of final energy consumption by 20% in 2020 with regards to the baseline scenario, was used when calculating the target.
Thus, the draft act determines the following indicators:
primary energy consumption should not exceed 101,316,000 tonnes of oil equivalent in 2020;
final energy consumption should not exceed 55,507,000 tonnes of oil equivalent in 2020.
The aforesaid indicators are consistent with:
- Ukraine's Energy Strategy for the period up to 2035;
- the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the period up to 2020.
Hence, Ukraine continues to pursue a sound state-of-the-art energy efficiency policy, taking into account international commitments and European practices in this sector.