Reaching Ukraine’s energy and climate targets
This series presents ten Policy Proposals aimed at helping Ukraine reach its energy and climate targets.
Energy efficiency in public buildings – 50% retrofitting target until 2030
Deferred maintenance and repair investments reduce the value of the Ukrainian building stock. A long-term retrofitting strategy is required for residential as well as public buildings.
Low-Carbon Transport Policies for Ukraine
Greenhouse gas emissions from transport have been slightly increasing since the year 2000. With the right policies, Ukraine can further decrease transport emissions and reach its mid-and long-term climate goals.
Towards a decarbonisation of Ukraine’s steel sector
This paper considers the potential for decarbonizing Ukraine’s steel sector and gives policy recommendations that take into account the challenging international environment Ukraine’s steel sector finds itself in.
A socially sustainable coal phase-out in Ukraine
A coal phase-out is an inevitable step for Ukraine on its decarbonization path. This paper proposes accompanying measures for the phase-out, aimed at dampening its negative impact.
Synchronising Ukraine’s and Europe’s electricity grids
Synchronising Ukraine’s and Europe’s electricity grids will be expensive, but hugely beneficial. This paper discusses the challenges and potential benefits in detail.
Increasing RES electricity generation through competitive auctioning of feed-in premiums
We propose regulatory changes that would reduce RES imbalances, ensure a more efficient dispatch of Ukraine’s electricity system and hence reduce the need for costly balancing energy.
Reforming Ukraine’s electricity market
We assess the recent market development after the first year of market opening, and address a number of issues that we deem critical for ensuring the development of a stable, transparent and competitive market.
Phasing-Out Consumer Subsidies. Prospects and Challenges for Ukraine’s Natural Gas and Electricity Sector
Fossil fuel subsidies have been a popular measure for governments, but have adverse effects. We propose a phase-out of consumer subsidies until 2022.
A revision of Ukraine’s Carbon Tax
Ukraine’s current carbon tax is too low to effectively reduce emissions. We propose a carbon tax of EUR 39/t CO2 and discuss the implications.
Financing options for “green” policy measures
This paper proposes tailor-made green financing schemes consisting of public and private funding. We elaborate on certain financial instruments typical for green measures such as green bonds.
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Jun-Dec 2020
Renewable electricity generation has reached record level. A decline in nuclear output could be observed in May 2020 that was not justified by technical or economic reasons, lower electricity demand or RES deployment.
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Mar-May 2020
Anti-crisis measures in electricity sector. Ukrenergo certification. Gas market. RES support scheme. Electricity market opening. Electricity consumption decrease due to Covid-19.
CO2 taxation in Ukraine
Tax revenues from a potential upstream carbon tax in Ukraine of 27UAH/t CO2 are estimated between UAH 5.6 and 6.1 bln. Price increases from taxation are strongest for coal (+3.5%-4.3%).
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Aug-Nov 2019
Progress on gas TSO unbundling and certification, corporatisation and certification of Ukrenergo, licensing in upstream sector. Analysis and recommendations on ESU action plan implementation.
Limiting the cost of feed-in-tariff subsidies
Assessment of feed-in-tariff, related expenditures for RES, current scheme of financing, impact on state budget and electricity prices. Analysis of risks of retroactive change in support scheme.
Energy and Climate Policy Priorities for the New Administration
Recommendations on making energy markets competitive, increasing RES share, structural change in coal sector and regions, investments in infrastructure, energy efficiency in residential sector.
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Apr-Jul 2019
Progress on ensuring of the NEURC’s independance, unbundling and PSO on gas market, and launching the NECP development process. Key priorities in energy policy for the new administration.
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Feb-Apr 2019
Developments on the law introducing RES-e auctions, launch of daily balancing on gas market and Naftogaz issues. Deep dives into the issue of debts in the Ukrainian electricity system and progress with electricity market reform.
Ukraine’s National Energy and Climate Plan
Introduction to the development of National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for Ukraine, namely timeline and structure of the document.
The Draft Law on Renewable Energy Sources
Recommendations: Dynamically adjusting FIT based on project duration. Incentives for a smart & grid-friendly location selection. FIT reduction in 2019 to contain costs.
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Nov 18 – Jan 19
Changes in the environmental taxes and related challenges, new PSO rules on the gas market and supply billing issues. Deep dive into the draft law on new RES support scheme (auctions) and introduction to Ukraine’s National Energy and Climate Plan.
Energy Strategy 2035. Implementation progress Jun-Oct 2018
Key Developments in Ukraine’s Energy Sector. Balancing Needs due to RES increase. Introducing the Low Carbon Ukraine Project