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A tale of two buildings: the building after USAID provided energy efficient insulation (left); energy inefficient building right
A tale of two buildings: the building on the left after USAID provided energy efficient insulation; on the right - a building that remains energy inefficient.
Rachel Chilton

USAID leads efforts to decrease energy dependence and CO2 emissions in Ukraine by reducing waste and inefficiency in central heating systems. 

USAID energy programs improve Ukraine’s energy efficiency and reduce the country’s critical dependence on energy imports. USAID works with Ukrainian leaders to reform Ukraine’s extremely energy-intensive municipal heating sector by strengthening the legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks necessary to improve heating services. USAID also assists Ukraine’s efforts to create a social safety net to keep heat affordable to vulnerable populations.

Current programs

Municipal Energy Reform Project (MERP)
International resources group Ltd. (IRG)
September 27, 2013 – September 29, 2017

The goal of the Municipal Energy Reform Program is to reduce and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine resulting from the poor use of energy resources, which will lead to strengthened energy security and economic growth.

The Project will 1) support improvements in the clean energy regulatory and legislative enabling environment; 2) promote investment in clean energy technologies and applications; 3) provide capacity building training and awareness raising; 4) enhance the capacity of the Government of Ukraine in low emission development strategies.

Energy Sector Anticorruption and Fiscal Transparency Initiative in Ukraine (Transparent Energy)
DiXi Group
June 15, 2016 -  December 14, 2018

The Energy Sector Anticorruption and Fiscal Transparency Initiative in Ukraine (Transparent Energy) combats corruption and improves fiscal transparency in Ukraine’s energy sector by disclosing, analyzing, and publicizing energy sector information commonly obscured from public view. The project benefits many stakeholders, including household consumers, journalists, experts, and businesses.  The activity monitors and collects data; initiates journalist investigations, information inquiries, and a public pressure campaign; and explores innovative models for disclosing fiscal information to the public, including legislative initiatives that would institute regularized public reporting of key energy data.

Last updated: October 13, 2016

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