The situation in Ukraine is marked by high energy consumption and low energy efficiency in the industry and in buildings along with a low level of comfort for residents. At the same time energy prices that are still heavily subsidised are expected to rise sooner or later. Thus, modernization of this sector offers a great potential not only for energy saving but also offers a relief for the tight budget situation. The whole economy will benefit from energy efficiency measures by creating new jobs, a higher reliability of energy supply and lesser dependency on imported fuels.
Investments in Renewable Energy — such as biomass or solar energy with high potential in Ukraine — would further reduce the use of fossil energy sources. Consequently this will lead to a reduction of CO2 emissions and a better air quality.
Immediate action is necessary!
The heavy dependence on fossil energy sources and the rising prices call for immediate action. Some municipalities in Ukraine and some enterprises are already working on strategies and pilot projects to save energy. At the same time new energy related laws are discussed by representatives of ministries and international advisors.
The European Village in Kiev is the stage to highlight energy related activities from all around Ukraine and invites the visitor to participate in games, exhibitions and shows about sustainable energy and energy saving.
The European Village will host the EU Sustainable Energy Week from June 18th to 23rd. Both Ukrainian and European partners have worked together to entertain the visitors in a special week full of
- Experiments and Games
- Technology to Touch
- Information and Know-how
...and of course a lot of debates about Sustainable Energy and Energy Saving
The EU Sustainable Energy Week is a Europe-wide event with thousands of organisations and individuals in over 40 countries taking part. Ukraine joined the EU Sustainable Energy Week for the first time in 2011.
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