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15 Oct
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Oleg Proskuriakov attend the opening of the 5th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum in Ukraine REF- 2013 Kyiv
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On October 15, 2013 Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Oleg Proskuriakov attend the opening of the 5th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum in Ukraine REF- 2013 Kyiv.

Ambassador of Denmark, Ambassador of Republic of Finland and representatives of the diplomatic corps attended the event. Representatives of the leading Ukrainian and foreign companies which work in the energy area, including DTEK and SCM, participated in the forum.

Minister Oleg Proskuriakov noted that Ukraine is at the final stage of complying the terms of EU required to sign an Association Agreement.

"The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych stressed the importance of the energy security of Ukraine as high priority within the context of cooperation with EU. For that reason energy sector has a number of priority tasks today. One of them is change use of an expensive imported fuel to the energy-efficient production, implementation of the energy saving technologies and modernization of the infrastructure in accordance with its consideration,” – said Minister.

The implementation of package of this measures will reduce Ukraine's reliance on imported energy resources and it will enable to diversify the sources of such resources.

Minister  also mentioned that modernization processes of modernization in Ukraine require significant investments. Reality is that the mechanisms and the resources for solving important issues in the environmental and energy areas are already available as a result of synergy between the government and public.

In particular, there are projects implemented at the Alchevsk metallurgical plant in Lugansk Region, Yenakievo metallurgical plant, enterprise" Stitol Biopharm " in Donetsk and "Zaporozhstal" in the Zaporiz’ka Region.

"These examples perform specific steps in the implementation of the tasks set by the President of Ukraine to establish the efficient system of cooperation between the government and business for better results in reduce of environmental impact, raise of energy efficiency and developing of the environmental industry” – said the Minister.

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