Acting Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency Kostyantyn Hura held a business meeting with the regional director of the Marubeni corporation in Europe and the CIS Yabe Nobuhiro and the head of the Marubeni representative office in Ukraine Ashitani Yasuhiro, the press service reports.
One of the largest and most famous Japanese corporations has more than 130 branches in 68 countries around the world, operates in various sectors, incl. in the energy sector.
The corporation's Kyiv office has been operating for over 20 years. Its various areas of work include environmental investment and infrastructure projects.
Since the corporation is interested in opportunities for "green" investments in Ukraine, the parties updated the state and plans for the development of energy efficiency, renewable and hydrogen energy.
“Improving the energy efficiency of the national economy remains a priority in the future. This is the path to competitiveness and sustainable development of the country.” Hura said.
In particular, a draft National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency until 2030 has been prepared, and work is underway on a new National Action Plan for Renewable Energy until 2030.
Also, on behalf of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, within the framework of the created Working Group, the development of the Strategy for the Development of Hydrogen Energy until 2030 has begun.
In addition, the participants discussed solar, wind and bioenergy, as well as the production of energy from municipal solid waste.
The Japanese side will get acquainted in detail with the legislative basis and potential projects in the aforementioned areas.