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24.10.2017

WILL UKRAINE BE ABLE TO ABANDON FOSSIL AND NUCLEAR ENERGY BY 2050?

On 24 October 2017 the report Ukraine's Transition to Renewable Energy by 2050 was presented at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. The report  demonstrates how Ukraine can switch to safe and modern energy, and why it is more profitable for Ukraine than to continue to rely on traditional types of energy - coal, oil and nuclear power.

Forecast of further development of the national energy sector by 2050 have been conducted based on two modelling scenarios - basic (business as usual) and  alternative. These scenarios show how the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, biomass, etc.) could be achieved and its possible economic and social consequences.  

The study was conducted by a group of representatives of Institute of Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in cooperation with civil society organizations, state authorities, sector energy associations and independent experts participated under support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation's Office in Ukraine Experts from the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association were also active in creating a realistic transition roadmap for Ukraine to 100% Renewable Energy.

According to the UWEA Chairman of the Board, Vice-president WWEA Andriy Konechenkov: “100% RES is an ambitious but achievable goal for Ukraine. Much will depend on a stable legislative policy and investment climate in the country”.

Sergey Savchuk, Chairman of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine,  Oleksiy Ryabchyn, MP, Head of the Subcommittee on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency, Parliamentary Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, Alexander Dyachuk, Ph.D., Institute of Economics and Forecasting of NASU and Irina Golovko, NGO Center for Environmental Initiatives «Ekodia» spoke at the press-conference.

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