Ukraine and Germany Signed Statement on Green Cooperation

by Meifan Honcharuk
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Ukraine and Germany Signed Statement on Green Cooperation

Renewable energy sources, decarbonisation, focus on green energy, restructuring of coal regions

On April 4, a bilateral statement was signed in Kyiv on the expansion of cooperation between Ukraine and Germany in the field of green energy, the reconstruction of Ukraine's energy infrastructure after the Russian attacks, and the strengthening of the development of renewable energy sources. The statement was signed by the minister of energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko and the vice-chancellor of Germany and the federal minister of economy and climate protection of Germany, Robert Habeck.

"It is essential that German companies are interested in investing and implementing energy projects in Ukraine. I am sure that this cooperation will result in a stable and independent Ukrainian energy system and the creation of a large energy hub in Ukraine for the whole of Europe", Herman Galushchenko.

The statement includes the principles of further reorientating states to such resources as wind, sun, hydropower, biomethane and hydrogen. In addition, the conditions for cooperation in the fields of energy efficiency and the transition of coal regions of Ukraine to green energy (following the example of Germany and England) are prescribed.

"Germany will support Ukraine in ensuring energy supply wherever possible. To that end, we have expanded our energy partnership to include crisis management and resilience. On the one hand, this concerns support in restoring the functioning of the energy infrastructure in emergencies. On the other hand, the centre of attention is the medium-term and long-term perspective of restoring the energy system of Ukraine. Solar energy, wind energy and biomass must play an important role here to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase safety", Robert Habek.

We remind you that Ukraine is currently actively working on the development of its gas production and the transition to green energy.

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