Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries
International Energy Agency
- 2307-0897 (en ligne)
- 2307-0889 (imprimé)
For many years, the International Energy Agency has been conducting comprehensive periodic reviews of energy policy of its member countries. These reviews cover all major forms of energy produced, imported and consumed in the subject countries, and address such issues as the various markets, prices and taxes, regulation and competition, and environmental concerns. These reviews have been published under the series, Energy Policies fo OECD Countries. Increasingly, however, non-member countries have been requesting these reviews and these have all been consolidated under the series, Energy Policies beyond OECD Countries. Unlike those done for the OECD countries, these reviews are only done on request, and are not done with a fixed periodicity.
Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Ukraine 2012
International Energy Agency
- 19 oct 2012
- 9789264187450 (PDF) ;9789264171510(imprimé)
Ukraine’s energy sector faces unprecedented challenges, from a heavy reliance on expensive fossil-fuel imports to inefficient infrastructure and markets. Yet there is also potential for Ukraine to experience an energy revolution, one that could boost employment, lift economic growth and enhance energy security. Modernisation of Ukraine’s energy-supply sectors has only begun and will require investment on a huge scale, complemented by a fundamental reform of the business environment. A strong dependency on oil and gas imports and often-inefficient energy production, transportation and supply sectors means that reducing energy demand must be a greater priority. The potential for energy efficiency gains in the residential, district heating and industrial sectors is large. Endowed with large conventional energy reserves, alongside sizeable renewable potential, Ukraine can build the capacity to significantly increase its resource production.
Releasing this potential will require deep regulatory reform and full implementation of international treaty provisions. Effective competition, alongside a progressive move towards market prices, will also help Ukraine attract investment to develop the sector. A draft energy strategy, which sets out a series of supply-side measures, was published in 2012. Broadening and implementing a comprehensive energy strategy, one that takes greater account of demand-side policies, could significantly improve progress in the medium term.
This review analyses the large energy-policy challenges facing Ukraine and provides recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to help guide policy makers in the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future.