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16.09 2016

A round table on energy security was held in the Verkhovna Rada

On September 15, Free Energy took part in the roundtable: “Diplomatic front. Ways to Enhance Energy Security.”

The event was held by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Fuel and Energy Complex and Nuclear Policy with the support of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

During the round table discussions were held on strengthening Ukraine’s energy security through diplomatic efforts. In the context of armed conflict and the use of the aggressor of the energy sector, as a tool for hybrid warfare, there is a need to intensify Ukraine’s policies aimed at protecting national energy interests.

The main topics of the discussions:

  • key challenges to the energy security of Ukraine in modern realities;
  • the role and significance of diplomacy in addressing existing threats to Ukraine’s energy security;
  • ways to further strengthen the protection of Ukraine’s energy interests in the international arena.
  • The event was attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Energy and the Coal Industry; deputies of the specialized committees of the Verkhovna Rada; representatives of key energy companies; energy experts in non-governmental organizations, as well as international experts, politicians and others.

In his speech, Serhii Savchuk, the Head of State Department for Energy Efficiency, said that national energy security directly depends on the reduction of consumption of traditional energy resources, especially gas. An important role in solving this issue is played by the development of renewable energy. All countries of the world care about it.

S. Savchuk recalled that the turning point in the development of “clean” energy was 2015, when the amount of investments in renewable energy sources for the first time exceeded the amount involved in the development of traditional energy. He urged deputies present to adopt an important bill on stimulating the production of energy from alternative sources (from 03.03.2016, No. 4334), which will be considered on September 20 in the Verkhovna Rada.