EU NEIGHBOURS. The broadly debated topic of the European Green Deal as a driver for energy transition was discussed on 7 July at the online closing conference of the EU-funded twinning project ‘Renewables development in Ukraine’.
The European Green Deal of the European Commission aims at making the EU climate neutral by 2050. This policy package covers many different sectors, including energy, construction, biodiversity and transport.
Speakers from the International Renewable Energy Agency, the European Commission, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings of Ukraine, E-Control (Austria) and EURAC Research (Italy) expressed their views about the consequences and challenges of the European Green Deal for Ukraine and the EU Member States, as well as the economic benefits of renewables.
The twinning project ‘Renewables development in Ukraine’ was implemented by the Austrian energy regulator E-Control, the Austrian Energy Agency, the Environmental Agency Austria, the former Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, and the Italian institute EURAC Research in partnership with SAEE. The project ran for 1.5 years and had a budget of €1 million.
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