The Mayor of the Italian city of Taranto Rinaldo Melucci and the representative of the State Energy Efficiency of Ukraine Konstantin Gura discussed the possibilities for the implementation of joint projects, incl. in renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to the Communications and Public Relations Department of the State Energy Efficiency of Ukraine.
The meeting took place within the framework of the visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Italy, organized at the initiative of the Embassy of Ukraine in Italy and the Ukraine-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In particular, at a bilateral round table in the city of Bari and an interstate seminar in the city of Taranto, issues of deepening investment cooperation between countries, as well as sustainable development of communities, the introduction of innovations, and the establishment of partnerships between Ukrainian and Italian cities were considered.
Also, within the framework of the Ukraine-Italy workshop, a meeting was held with the President of the Taranto Province, Giovanni Gugliotti.
“Italy is one of the largest economic partners of Ukraine. In addition, Italy has a developed "clean" energy: the country has already reached its national goal until 2020. And in 2017 the share of "green" energy exceeded 18%. Therefore, we are interested in Italian investments, technologies and experience, "- said K. Gura.
According to REN21, in 2018 Italy was among the TOP-10 countries in the world for innovations in solar and wind energy capacities.
Ukraine, in turn, is ready to offer foreign investors favorable legal conditions and significant resource potential for doing "green" business.
“The domestic market for“ green ”projects is actively developing. In the first half of this year alone, more than 1,600 MW of new green power generation capacities were installed. This is almost 2 times more than for the entire 2018, ”K. Gura noted.
Joint projects for growing biomass and producing energy “not from gas” are also relevant.
I am convinced that the development of cooperation should lead to an increase in investments in Ukraine and an increase in the volume of trade between the countries, "K. Gura summed up.
As a result, the parties agreed to work out ways of further partnership in "clean" energy, as well as in the field of energy efficiency and energy waste disposal.