The necessity to ensure legislative regulation of the relations among economic entities in the area of effective use of energy resources in Ukraine became urgent at the beginning of1990s. The economic and energy crises significantly added to worsening of the efficiency of energy resources use in the economic sectors of Ukraine and resulted in understanding that implementation of the energy-saving policy in the country is urgent and there is no alternative.
However, one should recognize that the development of the energy-saving, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources legislation in Ukraine is not enough dynamic. There as on is not only relative novelty of the problem for the post-Soviet business environment, but also the rapid changes in the economic and political relations in the country.
Formation of the integralandunderstandablelegislativeandregulatoryframeworkintheareasofenergy-saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources would facilitate attraction of investments in energy-saving and enable to significantly increase the interest of economic entities in the implementation of energy-saving projects. Finally, this will undoubtedly become the factor facilitating creation of high-technology energy efficient economy, raise competitiveness of the domestic products and ensure higher life standards for Ukrainian citizens.
However, in order to create this enabling legislative framework, various branches of power, primarily, executive and legislative authorities, need to reach mutual understanding and join their efforts and get effective support on the part of society.
Draft Law“On Energy Audit”reg. No. 1036 dated 27 November 2007
Draft Law “On Energy Efficiency”reg.No. 5016 dated 23 July 2009
Draft Law “On Development of Biofuels Production and Consumption”reg.No. 7524 dated 29 December 2010
Draft Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine (relating tostreamlining the functions of the state supervision bodies in electricity industry)”reg.No. 8152 dated 22 February 2011
Draft Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Relating to Renewable Energy Sources”reg.No. 8455 dated 28 April 2011
Draft Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Relating to Fees for Connection of Natural Monopolies to the Network”reg.No. 9011 dated 18 July 2011
Draft Law “On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine Relating to Establishing of the “Green” Tariff for the ElectricityProduced from Solid Domestic Waste”reg.No. 9588 dated 14 December 2011
Draft Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Relating to Harmonization of the Terminology Used in Definitions”reg.No. 9771 dated 01 February 2012
Draft Law “On Amending the Law of Ukraine “On Electric Power Industry” (relating to promotion of electricity generation from alternative sources of energy)”reg.No. 10119 dated 24 February 2012
Draft Law “On Amending the Law of Ukraine “On Electric Power Industry” (relating to promotion of electricity generation from biogas)”reg.No. 10183 dated 13 March 2012