The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the national energy efficiency goals for 2020.
“A relevant draft Government Order has been elaborated by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine in cooperation with international experts, specialists from the Energy Community Secretariat within the framework of implementation of Article 3 of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency. The overall approach of the Directive, namely the reduction in final energy consumption by 20% in 2020 relative to the baseline scenario, was used when setting the goals,” the press service of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine reports.
The draft order defines the following indicators: the primary energy consumption should not exceed 101,316 thousand tons in 2020; the final energy consumption is 55,507 thousand tons of oil equivalent.
These indicators are in line with the Energy Strategy of Ukraine up to 2035 and the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan up to 2020. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)