Our legal advice from firm Everlegal this month explains the ins and outs of the solar power boom underway in Ukraine, but this is only a part of the story of Ukraine’s nascent green revolution. The recent gas spat with Russia has (once again) proven how unreliable our friends to the north are when it comes to energy supply, and continue to demonstrate not just to Ukraine – but also to Europe – how important energy diversification is.
While we know we must move away from hydrocarbons to help heal the planet (yes, climate change is real) and Ukraine is making strides in generating more power from renewable sources, that’s only part of the story. Prime Minister Groysman recently announced that Ukraine should aim to cut gas consumption by 1/3 in the coming years, and one of the ways the country can achieve this is by improving energy efficiency.
Putting their money where their mouth is, 400,000 households received “warm loans” from the government to help meet costs for installing insulation, fitting modern windows, and installing more efficient boilers in the last year. It’s just scratching the surface so far, but certainly a step in the right direction!
In further good news on this topic, it was also recently announced that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a key supporter of reforms in Ukraine, has just signed a deal to finance a new solar plant in Vinnytsia to the tune of €29.5 million. Now all we need is for the sun to start making regular appearances, and we’re golden. Literally.
Here’s a fact: many Russians live in Kyiv. Indeed many Russians live across all of Ukraine, and to see a Russian-plated car is not uncommon. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time these people are simply guests in the country who are required to abide by the laws and entitled to live a peaceful […]
In an effort to do more to promote Ukraine, the government just announced a new logo and slogan that will attempt to brand the country as a destination of choice for investors, tourists, and anybody else who might want to realise the potential of the country. Cool. To assist the authorities in their promo campaign, […]
Ukraine’s aim of 18 June conference It’s long past time for Syrians and Ukrainians to unite to stop the wars in their countries and work more closely together to persuade the rest of the world to put greater pressure on Russia, the imperial power which has caused so much death and destruction in these two […]
Talk of the town, Champions League final, and here’s one more little-known bit that you may be interested in: the entertainment to calm the nerves of the fans in the stadium on the 26th will be provided by English singer/songwriter Dua Lipa! No doubt she will perform hits New Rules and IDGAF while those seated […]