Lack of progress in the Ukraine’s energy sector reforms was the main headline at the Ukrainian Energy Forum, a three-day conference in Kyiv that started on March 1. The event drew Ukraine’s top energy representatives and international experts, along with at least 300 senior energy executives from 20 countries worldwide.
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Smart thermostat is developed by engineers from Kharkiv and supported by crowdfunding platform Seedmatch
Device called eCozy is a smart thermostat that calculates the best-fit heating regime for the radiators it is attached to and it can cut heating bills by up to 30 percent. The installation of a smart thermostat on a hot water radiator only takes 90 seconds.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Twenty international policy experts were asked by the Carnegie Europe the same question: Is Ukraine a Lost Cause? All of them answered no. Following are the most common views, expressed by the experts:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) is part of the EBRD's contribution towards climate technology transfer to countries in transition. EBRD Director for Ukraine Sevki Acuner has said that the Bank will allocate for Ukraine $40 million, while the Global Environment Fund and Neighborhood Investment Facility plan to earmark $7 million and $4 million correspondingly.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
30 years after Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Ukraine is planning to spend an estimated $1.7 billion to bring the facilities, many of which are nearing the end of their planned life spans, up to current Western standards. The project is supported by the West, including a $600 million contribution split evenly between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Euratom.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Startup company Ecoisme, founded by young Ukrainian inventor Ivan Pasichnyk and his friends, recently presented at Indiegogo and CNET (watch also the video ) a new intelligent energy-tracking smart plug, which can monitor all of the electronic devices in your home. The sensor detects all of your appliances, monitors the energy being spent and displays the costs on your Android or i OS smart phone.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
OECD: Enhancing Competitiveness in Ukraine through a Sustainable Framework for Energy Service Companies
Energy service companies (ESCOs) could help Ukraine to improve energy efficiency by stimulating private sector development of measures that in the long term will greatly benefit the economy. According to governmental estimates, the ESCOs market in Ukraine could reach a cumulative volume of EUR 4.4 billion by 2030, starting with EUR 130 million/year in 2015 and reaching EUR 311 million/year in 2020.
Monday, February 8, 2016
2015 was very difficult for renewable energy (RE) development in Ukraine because of combination of several factors, including 50-55% decrease of "green" tariffs by government, sharp decline of national currency, what led to a drop of the value of "green" tariffs, violation of RE legislation regarding regular review of tariffs and providing state guarantees for investors, and, of course, severe economic recession in the country.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Ukrainian Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday saying his ministry was being hijacked by corrupt vested interests. In his statement, Abromavicius accused a close ally of Ukrainian President of blocking the ministry's work and pressing for powerful jobs for placement.
Monday, February 1, 2016
The project will be co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, which together will provide a financing package of EUR 27.5 million to Lviv city.