The Ukraine heavily depends on imported fuels and faces environmental pollution caused by outdated production machinery. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Ukraine’s energy intensity is 10-times higher than the OECD average. Furthermore, the 2 percent share of renewable energy in the Ukraine’s total primary energy supply also falls short of the international average (IEA average: 8 percent).
On behalf of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) adelphi is assessing the Ukrainian policy framework on energy efficiency and renewable energies. Based on the comparison with policy approaches in European Union Member States, adelphi will formulate recommendations for further strengthening the policy and institutional framework to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Ukraine. The key objective of the project, which is carried out in cooperation with the Austrian Energy Agency, is to induce a wide-scale use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy in small and medium-sized enterprises of the agro-food and other energy-intensive industries.