On 18 September 2018, EU4Energy launched a technical assistance project to support Ukraine with its obligations under the environmental dimension of the Energy Community Treaty. In cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat will assist the development of draft legislation in the field of industrial emissions, as set out by Directive 2010/75/EU. This is to be achieved through the application of operational conditions, technical requirements, and emission limit values for waste incineration and co-incineration plants. The draft legislation will be developed by the end of the year.
The transposition of the environmental acquis into national legislation is aimed at reducing pollution caused by emissions into the air, soil, surface water and groundwater, and thus lessen the risks to human health and environment.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
Kiev, 18 September