Energy-efficient houses, 3D metal printing, solar smart blinds – these technologies will change the global economy and our everyday lives in the very near future. Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the creators of these innovative products. Read more
“How can the public help promote behaviour changes for waste management in Ukraine?” Workshops addressing this question were held in late September in Kyiv and Lviv in the context of the EU-funded project, “Ukrainian civil society for European-Style Waste Management”. The civil society organisations, “Environment-People-Law” (EPL) and “Ecological Initiatives” are implementing the project. Read more
Residents of one multistory apartment building in Lviv have taken out a public loan for energy saving initiatives. With the money, they have installed a heat metre, replaced old windows, and insulated the building.
June has been an eventful month for reforms in the energy sector in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government approved laws on the Energy Efficiency Fund, commercial accounting of utilities, and energy efficiency of buildings, and a law on the electricity market has been signed. Ukraine also celebrated a sustainable energy week, and a number of Ukrainian cities have joined the Covenant of Mayors: an EU initiative aimed at counteracting climate change. Read more
Is the environmental situation of the Black Sea bad? What are the biggest pollutants? How can the situation be improved? Read more
EU allocated €4.5 million to support to cities of the EaP countries, which are signatories to the Covenant of Mayors. This is the budget of the second phase of the EU Covenant of Mayors East project until 2020.
Now that Ukraine has abandoned its wasteful budget mechanism for energy, Ukrainians are more motivated than ever to reduce their energy consumption. Grants, concessional loans, and small measures taken at home and at the office will help Ukrainians withstand the new energy tariffs. Read more