Kyiv Post: “Michael Yurkovich: Options for Ukraine as it moves away from a green tariff”

December 16, 2018

Ukraine is at another policy crossroads as it debates what government support is both effective and sustainable for encouraging the development of renewable energy. The focus is what could and should replace the current incentive feed-in tariffs for new power projects.

There can be no debate that renewables do need the support of host governments and international agencies. The recent announcement by the French government of plans to increase annual state support from the current 5 billion euros to 7-8 billion underlines this.

And the European Union, which has strict rules on state subsidy distorting competition, makes provision for support of the renewables sector.

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