Ukraine, UK to deepen cooperation in transformation of coal regions.

Reform of the coal industry and the gradual abandonment of thermal generation are important factors contributing to decarbonization and climate neutrality.

This was stated by Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko who had a meeting with British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons, Ukrinform reports with reference to the ministry’s press service.

"Decarbonisation is one of the key challenges we’re facing. [...] This is a question, first of all, of modernization and replacement of thermal generation. The second aspect is transformation of the coal industry and regions. It is important for us to implement a pilot project on transformation and spread this experience to other mines," Galushchenko said.

Read also: Ukrainian miners produced 2.32M tonnes of coal in July 2021

The Ministry of Energy is already cooperating with the British side in the implementation of the project of transformation of one of the coal mines and is ready for meetings at the working level with representatives of the Environmental Resources Management international consultancy to complete the mine selection as soon as possible. The parties discussed technical issues and agreed on ways to accelerate project implementation.

According to Galushchenko, the abandonment of fossil fuels will take place gradually and in parallel lines with the fair transformation of coal regions.

"For us, the social aspect is a priority – to retrain people, provide them with jobs, treat fairly the veterans who have worked in the mines all their lives," the minister noted.

The meeting also touched upon energy security, Ukraine's integration into European energy markets and, accordingly, the reform of the Ukrainian energy sector, ways to reduce harmful emissions to achieve the goal of the Second National Contribution to the Paris Agreement.

Read also: Mine blast in Donetsk region leaves 10 injured

As Ukrinform reported earlier, the Support for Structural Changes in the Coal Regions of Ukraine project will kick off in two mining cities – Chervonohrad (Lviv region) and Myrnohrad (Donetsk region). It has been designed for five years, with a total value of about EUR 35 million.

im

UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Related news
Ukraine, Germany continue energy efficiency cooperation - Bezus.

Ukraine, Germany continue energy efficiency cooperation - Bezus.

Ukraine and Germany continue the cooperation in implementing modern energy efficiency policy for sustainable development and improving the welfare of society, Valariy Bezus, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukrain...

UkrInform

5-Year-Old Harvey Sutton Among Youngest Ever To Finish Hiking Appalachian Trail.

5-Year-Old Harvey Sutton Among Youngest Ever To Finish Hiking Appalachian Trail.

Accompanied by his parents Josh and Cassie Sutton, 5-year-old Harvey Sutton is now one of the youngest ever to hike the grueling Appalachian Trail. The three left Virginia last year to hike 2,100 miles in 209 days to do something special together ...

Olympic gymnasts testify in Congress about sexual abuse.

Olympic gymnasts testify in Congress about sexual abuse.

A group of elite gymnasts testified before Congress on Wednesday about what they say were failures in the FBI’s handling of the sexual abuse case against former team USA doctor Larry Nassar.

SpaceX successfully launches 1st civilian mission

SpaceX successfully launches 1st civilian mission

The civilians on board the Falcon 9 rocket now begin a three-day mission in orbit. #spacex #civillians #mission #falcon9

U.S. condemns North Korean missile launches, but is open to talks

U.S. condemns North Korean missile launches, but is open to talks

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have flared, as both the North and the South test missiles. CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports from Hong Kong, then CBSN contributor and Strategy Risks CEO Isaac Stone Fish joins CBSN's Lana Zak wit...

SpaceX makes history with successful launch of first all-civilian crew to orbit Earth.

SpaceX makes history with successful launch of first all-civilian crew to orbit Earth.

SpaceX has launched four amateurs on a private flight to circle Earth for three days. It's the first time a rocket has streaked toward orbit with no professional astronauts on board. Former astronaut Garrett Resiman, who is also a senior advisor a...

Tucker: Why does no one in Washington consider this a crisis.

Tucker: Why does no one in Washington consider this a crisis.

Fox News host slams Mark Milley over his alleged collaboration with China on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' #FoxNews #Tucker Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompass...