Presentation of work on the Enable.EU project within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Third Energy Partner Panel

On June 17, 2019 in Brussels, the Third Energy Panel of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) was organized by the DG Energy, European Commission.

 

As a representative of the EaP Civil Society Forum, Igor Stukalenko, Head of the Energy Programs of the Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”, took part of the Energy Panel.

During the discussion, he noted the importance of LNG as a global product, which could be a major factor of the security of supply (SoS) in the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries. It was emphasized that at present we are reaching the situation when the external dimension of the internal gas market of the EU does not end at the external borders of the EU, but continues in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, the Energy Community, which also apply European energy legislation. This implies the need for coordination of plans and strategies for the development of gas infrastructure in the EU, the Energy Community, the Eastern Partnership and the need to develop a single long-term plan that should take into account the interests of both the EU and its partners in the Eastern Partnership and the Energy Community.

The attention was paid to the threats of security of supplies. A country, which supplies 42% of gas imports to the EU, does not want to meet the European rules and provokes a possibility of stopping the gas flow. The European institutions, the Eastern Partnership, the Energy Community must engage to prevent this threat.

Within Deliverable 15 “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources”, Igor Stukalenko provided information on the ENABLE.EU project, a part of the EU Program Horizon 2020, which is implemented by twelve European think tanks, including the Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”. To find out factors, which influence the consumers’ decisions to use energy efficient technologies and the householders’ decisions to install small solar electricity stations on their houses and to become prosumers, eighteen studies were held in different regions of Ukraine. Their results were described in the infographics presented at the event. 

 

 

 

 

 

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