The German government will allocate €1 million for green recovery projects in Ukraine, such as the installation of solar hybrid stations for social infrastructure. This is a new programme from the German government to support our country's energy independence and stimulate the development of renewable energy sources.
Robert Habeck, Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany, told about this initiative during a meeting at the Horenka outpatient clinic. The healthcare facility was modernised with solar panels and heat pumps, which save up to 60% of energy, increase resilience against blackouts and are environmentally friendly. This project was implemented by Greenpeace CEE in cooperation with the PO Ecodia. The Horenka community was severely affected by the russian invasion and is a great example of how Ukraine can be rebuilt right now using modern technologies.
During the meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Yuliana Onishchuk, CEO of Energy Act for Ukraine Foundation, together with representatives of Greenpeace CEE, NGO Ecodia and Ecoclub, discussed the results and effectiveness of cooperation between NGOs and local state administrations on the energy reconstruction of Ukraine, as well as steps to enhance further the “greening” of schools and hospitals in Ukraine.
"The war has shown the necessity of localizing and decentralizing energy generation in Ukraine for the security of electricity supply. The implemented projects of civil society organizations on greening critical and social infrastructure of Ukraine demonstrate today how effective and fast their cooperation with interested communities in Ukraine is. They lay the foundation for the sustainable reconstruction of Ukraine," explains the founder of our Foundation, Yuliana Onishchuk, to the German minister.
We are grateful for the support of Ukraine in these difficult times and for such an important initiative on the part of the German government, as we are convinced that the energy future of Ukraine lies in renewable energy and its decentralisation and that it is possible to restore and change Ukraine's energy system right now.