Ukraine in 2050: the era of renewable energy sources
The reform of the energy sector foresees creation of a large number of new “green” jobs, enabling the low-carbon economy.
This was stated by the analyst of the housing and communal and energy programs of the Civil Network OPORA Dmitry Kuznetsov during the International Conference “Biomass Energy 2017” on September 20. During the conference a presentation on the “Transition of the Energy Sector of Ukraine to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050” was held.
The event was opened by the Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha. He outlined Ukraine’s plans for the development of renewable energy sources (RES) and the role of biomass until 2030 and 2050.
During the conference which was attended by academics, government officials and the public sector, Oleksii Epik presented the forecasts of the Renewable Energy Agency. According to them, three scenarios of development are modeled:
- the baseline scenario, which is consistent with the objectives of the new Energy Strategy of Ukraine and illustrates how Ukraine will achieve its 25% of renewable energy target in 2050;
- the climate scenario involves reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70%;
- The “100% RES scenario” implies a complete refusal of Ukraine of fossil fuels by 2050.