Ukraine and EU Launch Solar Energy Program for Households and Communities
- Ukraine and the European Commission have opened joint consultations to launch a large-scale program of solar energy production by households and communities with the EU. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal emphasized the importance of the EU's readiness to support Ukraine's efforts to implement the Peace Formula.
On February 2nd, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, together with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, opened joint consultations between the Government of Ukraine and the Board of the European Commission in Kyiv. During the consultations, the Prime Minister expressed his expectation that this spring the European Commission would provide a formal assessment of Ukraine’s progress in implementing the seven recommendations along with additional proposals. He also emphasized the importance of the EU leadership’s readiness to support Ukraine’s efforts to implement the Peace Formula initiated by the President of Ukraine. The Prime Minister also suggested launching a large-scale program of solar energy production by Ukrainian households and communities. (Source: Government of Ukraine)
Why does it matter?
The launch of the program is a significant step towards Ukraine's European integration and demonstrates the country's commitment to sustainable energy production. The program will enable households and communities to produce solar energy, which will reduce Ukraine's dependence on traditional energy sources and promote energy efficiency and environmental protection. Additionally, the program will create job opportunities and contribute to the economic development of Ukraine.
The European Commission will assess Ukraine's progress in implementing the seven recommendations and provide additional proposals. If successful, the European Commission will recommend to the European Council to launch negotiations with Ukraine at the end of 2023. The Government of Ukraine is also assessing the implementation of European rules, directives and regulations into Ukrainian legislation and will develop the National Program for the Adaptation of Ukrainian Legislation to EU Laws. The program will be a major step towards Ukraine's European integration and sustainable energy production.