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08.12.2019

Ukraine & Association Agreement: new season (monitoring of the implementation of the Association Agreement for 9 months)

2019 became a year of both ambitious achievements and major challenges. Ratification of the amendments to Annex XXVII of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which became the first «upgrade» of the Agreement since its enactment, was a milestone event. The updated provisions provide for closer monitoring of implementation, as well as extension of the binding EU acquis. Such intensified cooperation in the energy field is aimed at achieving full integration of the Ukrainian and the EU markets. Opening of the retail and later – of the wholesale electricity market in order to comply with Directive 2009/72/EC was another key event. Many changes have been made through the reforms started earlier, by improving the country’s energy policy in accordance with the European rules. Gas market switched to the daily balancing mode, the unbundling and certification of an independent TSO has started. The monetization of housing subsidies has been implemented, and monetization of benefits initiated. The Energy Efficiency Fund was launched and has started collecting applications for its first products. The renewable energy market is booming, and a law has been passed to move from a feed-in tariff to a more competitive auctions system. A discussion was initiated concerning the grid development, the development of flexible and accumulating capacities. Amendments to the legislation on the use of nuclear energy have been adopted, and the New Safe Confinement has been commissioned at the Chornobyl NPP site. At the same time, the new government, which started its activity at the end of August 2019, faced a number of challenges. On the one hand, the lengthy electoral process has slowed down reforms in the field of energy and environment protection. On the other hand, distortions in gas and electricity markets, partially regulated regimes, situation on the frontline territories in the eastern Ukraine aggravated the crisis and continued the accumulation of debts. Overdue problems required solutions in all areas reflected in this monitoring, without exception. One of the key challenges to address is continuation of the Russian gas transit through Ukraine’s gas system beyond 2020.

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Disclosure of resource extraction contracts is important for Ukraine’s compliance with international environmental conventions

Olha Polunina

Manager for Sustainable Development

Disclosure of resource extraction contracts is important for Ukraine’s compliance with international environmental conventions

Ukraine has time until July 2022 to submit a plan of action, including a time schedule, and until October 2023 to provide a detailed progress report.

Ukraine Follows a Fossil Fuel Recovery Pathway

Yuliia Oharenko

expert of the DiXi Group project “Promoting Ukraine's Participation in the European Green Deal in the fields of energy and environment”

Ukraine Follows a Fossil Fuel Recovery Pathway

Despite multiple political statements supporting the European Green Deal and announced plans for the development of a joint with the EU Roadmap, Ukraine is moving in an opposite direction. These are the results of Energy Policy Tracker

The “Augean stables” of the extractive sector: is there any progress?

The “Augean stables” of the extractive sector: is there any progress?

The practice of procuring special extraction permits and then sitting idle on them for decades is unacceptable from the viewpoint of Ukraine’s energy independence and national security, raising budget revenues and the country’s investment attractiveness.

Ukraine improves its ranking under the EITI Standard

Olha Polunina

Manager for Sustainable Development at DiXi Group

Ukraine improves its ranking under the EITI Standard

The EITI Board acknowledged Ukraine’s efforts concerning disclosure of beneficial ownership information, creation of an online EITI reporting portal, and the launch of EITI implementation monitoring and assessment at national level.

Energy Transparency Index 2020: International Dimension

Bohdan Serebrennikov

Manager on consultancy and analytical services

Energy Transparency Index 2020: International Dimension

In 2020, we present the results of the first such research for the three Eastern Partnership countries – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

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Our platforms

https://ksep.energy/en/

Independent energy educational center

http://eiti.org.ua/

National website of Extractive Industries Transparensy Initiative in Ukraine 

http://ua-energy.org/

Information and analitical website “Ukrainian Energy UA-Energy.org” is unique   platform to inform