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Ukraine to install 7.1 GW of renewable capacity

According to Ukraine’s Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko, the green transition will be at the centre of the country’s post-war recovery. In particular, he mentioned nuclear energy as one of the means to achieve the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Other measures include the phase-out of coal power plants, the development of renewable energy sources and an increase in storage capacities.

“Our goal is to build 7.1 gigawatts (GW) of new capacities of renewable energy sources, switching to market models that stimulate green energy, for example, green auctions,” he said. “We also plan to install 750 megawatts (MW) of storage capacity that will increase the stability of the energy system.”

Also, hydrogen can contribute to Ukraine’s energy transition. The Minister pointed out that the country is still considering exporting 10 GW of hydrogen to the European Union as indicated by the European Commission before the war.

Furthermore, he pointed out that having received the status of a candidate State for joining the EU, Ukraine should be able to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal at the same time as the other EU Member States. 

“We will develop our policy in full respect for European legislation and in full coordination with our European partners,” concluded Mr Galushchenko.

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