On Thursday, June 16, 2022, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Ukraine in cooperation with the Kyiv School of Energy Policy held a roundtable discussion “Energy efficiency as a core policy in rebuilding Ukraine”.

The event was held in the framework of “Ukraine Future Energy Talks” – series of roundtable discussions on existing problems and prospects for the recovery of various energy sectors in Ukraine.

The main message of the event was confidence that energy efficiency and low-carbon energy issues should be at the forefront of Ukraine’s post-war revival discourse. After all, it is also an opportunity to rebuild Ukraine taking into account the latest energy efficiency standards.

During the first meeting the following topics were discussed:

  • The main steps to be taken for the post-war reconstruction of the sector and ensuring the energy independence of the regions.
  • Prospects of Ukraine in the energy efficiency sector. Opportunities to expand cooperation with European countries in this direction.

Representatives of ministries, local authorities, state companies and enterprises, media, public organizations and international energy projects, embassies and research institutions took part in the discussion.

The invited experts were Svyatoslav Pavlyuk, Executive Director of the Association “Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine”, Krzysztof Gierulski, Energy Efficiency Expert of the Support Group of Ukraine at the European Commission. The discussion was moderated by Roman Palahusynets, an energy efficiency expert.

Serhiy Porovskyy, Energy Efficiency Financing and Policy Expert for the Project drew attention to the importance of energy efficiency in industry as a key part of the country’s energy consumption.

A video of the discussion is available at the link.