POSITION OF BIOENERGY IN THE DRAFT UPDATED ENERGY STRATEGY OF UKRAINE TILL 2030
UABIO Position Paper № 1
Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna
October 18, 2012
Present Position Paper shows that the lines of development of Ukraine’s energy sectors proposed by the updated Energy Strategy till 2030 are opposite to the trends in the EU’s energy. Inter alia, the share of renewable energy in Ukraine’s total energy balance is 6 times as less than in the EU. By 2030 the situation will be only a bit better, and Ukraine will have this index 4.4 times as less than in the EU.
The authors are of opinion that the targets regarding bioenergy sector set in the updated Energy Strategy of Ukraine till 2030 must be cardinally revised and increased. In particular, it is recommended to include in it the figures on biomass contribution to the total energy consumption, with biomass share of 10% in 2030.