INTERNATIONAL AND UKRAINIAN EXPERTS DISCUSSED ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN ECONOMY AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE FRAMES OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BUSINESS FORUM

 IV International Investment Business-Forum on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy washeld in Kyiv on November 6-9, 2012. «Reduction of final energy consumption. Is Ukraine ready?»and«Energy saving in everyday life, or how to pay less?»- round tables organized with the assistance of International I. Lundin Energy Center and Kyiv international energy club ‘Q-club’

The participants discussed questions of energy efficiency in industry and everyday life, changes of government policy in energy field and agreed that it is necessary to promote business on innovative technologies and to create respective regulatory conditions for to raise Energy Efficiency of Ukrainian Economy.

Walter Tretton, Head of Operations “Development related to infrastructure (energy, transport) and environment” of the Delegation of the EU to Ukraine noticed that the most important thing today is to establish energy audit and energy management systems.

Joseph Herzl, international expert on energy efficiency and energy saving distinguished 3 main aspects in reformation of energy field: government and municipal policy; realization of main projects, which will inspire people to think about energy efficiency in their everyday life; integrated approach to reformation of energy sector.

“Government policy is one of the main factors because of its importance for to raise energy efficiency, investment, realization of new projects. When government doesn`t work with public, all the reforms become unexpected” – noticed OleksandrTodiichuk,the director International I. Lundin Energy Center and president of Kiev international energy club ‘Q-club’.
Low energy efficiency in Ukrainian houses is connected with absence of building standards, lack of technical knowledge, low awareness of investors and owners. European experience gives us to understand that it is necessary to integrate society and government efforts.

“It is cheaper to economize 1 kilowatt than to produce it. Prices for energy resources will raise that`s why society should lead government to count with its energy interests”– noticed the president of Kiev international energy club ‘Q-club’.