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Ukraine needs to get one step closer to cleaner air and energy independence

28/ 07/ 2021
  On July 16, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine obliged the Government to implement the National Plan for Reduction of Emissions from Large Combustion Plants (NPRE) by adopting Resolution №5129. This decision resulted from a committee hearing which was held in January on the topic of Implementation of greening measures for large combustion plants and reduction of pollutant emissions are the path to cleaner air in Ukraine” at the initiative of the Ecocommittee of the Verkhovna Rada. Thus, the document provides for the following: 1. Implementation of the provisions of the NPRE, in particular: · implementing measures to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (dust); · identifying potential sources and instruments of financial support for eco-modernization of installations in the context of the new electricity market; · updating the list of installations in need of modernization or decommissioning and the sequence of implementation of these measures; 2. Development of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine 2050, including the accession of the entire integrated energy system of Ukraine to ENTSO-E. 3. Approval of a unified methodology for calculating and verifying data on pollutant emissions from large combustion plants. 4. Approval of the mechanism of quarterly calculation of losses caused by emissions of pollutants from large combustion plants. Thus, the adopted resolution №5129 is not only a reminder of Ukraine’s obligations to the international community in terms of reducing industrial pollution. This is a kind of step towards the energy independence of our state, especially important in light of recent changes in Ukraines energy future. In this context, it is critical to developing a mechanism for financing measures provided by the NPRE, without which the implementation of energy modernization will be disrupted. The European Business Association thanks the Parliament and especially Ms. Lesia Vasylenko for this initiative and is ready to actively participate in further work in this direction. Besides, we call on the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to develop in the near future a mechanism for financing the implementation of measures of eco-modernization of energy, provided by the National Plan. For reference: The National Plan for Reduction of Emissions from Large Combustion Plants (NPRE) was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers Order №796-r of November 8, 2017. It aims to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 72% by 2033 and sulfur and dust emissions by 95% by 2028. To this end, the NPRE has identified 90 plants on which dust, sulfur, and nitrogen purification systems should be installed. Another 135 plants, after working 20 or 40 thousand hours more, must be decommissioned.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

On July 16, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine obliged the Government to implement the National Plan for Reduction of Emissions from Large Combustion Plants (NPRE) by adopting Resolution №5129.

This decision resulted from a committee hearing which was held in January on the topic of “Implementation of greening measures for large combustion plants and reduction of pollutant emissions are the path to cleaner air in Ukraine” at the initiative of the Ecocommittee of the Verkhovna Rada.

Thus, the document provides for the following:

1. Implementation of the provisions of the NPRE, in particular:

· implementing measures to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (dust);

· identifying potential sources and instruments of financial support for eco-modernization of installations in the context of the new electricity market;

· updating the list of installations in need of modernization or decommissioning and the sequence of implementation of these measures;

2. Development of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine 2050, including the accession of the entire integrated energy system of Ukraine to ENTSO-E.

3. Approval of a unified methodology for calculating and verifying data on pollutant emissions from large combustion plants.

4. Approval of the mechanism of quarterly calculation of losses caused by emissions of pollutants from large combustion plants.

Thus, the adopted resolution №5129 is not only a reminder of Ukraine’s obligations to the international community in terms of reducing industrial pollution. This is a kind of step towards the energy independence of our state, especially important in light of recent changes in Ukraine’s energy future. In this context, it is critical to developing a mechanism for financing measures provided by the NPRE, without which the implementation of energy modernization will be disrupted.

The European Business Association thanks the Parliament and especially Ms. Lesia Vasylenko for this initiative and is ready to actively participate in further work in this direction. Besides, we call on the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to develop in the near future a mechanism for financing the implementation of measures of eco-modernization of energy, provided by the National Plan.

For reference:

The National Plan for Reduction of Emissions from Large Combustion Plants (NPRE) was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers Order №796-r of November 8, 2017. It aims to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 72% by 2033 and sulfur and dust emissions by 95% by 2028. To this end, the NPRE has identified 90 plants on which dust, sulfur, and nitrogen purification systems should be installed. Another 135 plants, after working 20 or 40 thousand hours more, must be decommissioned.

 

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