The process of decarbonization should become the dominant model, both in the development of domestic energy, and in the economic development of Ukraine as a whole. This topic became the leading event at the International Conference "Low-Carbon Energy: Trends, Challenges and Prospects", held on June 13-14, 2017. During the two days of the Conference, six thematic sessions were devoted to the development of low-carbon generation in Ukraine and the world, as well as topical issues of the development of the atomic industry complex and scientific and technical support of nuclear energy in Ukraine. The moderators of the two thematic meetings within the framework of the conference were the members of the UkrNS board - the dean of the heat and power engineering department of NTUU "Igor Sikorsky KPI »Evgeny Pismenny and director of the OP" STC "of the State Enterprise" NAEK "Energoatom" Nikolay Vlasenko.
The conference was opened by the head of Energoatom Yuriy Nedashkovsky, noting the high share of nuclear (58.6%) and hydro power (7.7%) in the structure of the energy market during 4 months of 2017, and also highlighted the potential for solar and wind power generation in Ukraine. The next was the floor of the First Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Galina Karp. She noted the importance and place of low-carbon generation in the new energy strategy of Ukraine until 2035. In turn, Svetlana Grinchuk, director of the Department for Climate Change and the Ozone Layer of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, pointed to the need for an expert position of nuclear power engineers in this strategy, as nuclear energy is today the leading provider of low-carbon electricity in Ukraine.
Yuri Nedashkovsky supported the speech of Mrs. Grinchuk: "Atomicists themselves consider themselves to be ecologists # 1 in the country, despite the severe consequences that the Chernobyl disaster caused in its time. The main thing is that we made conclusions from this, and carry a green, low-carbon generation into the world. Particularly valuable for us, nuclear scientists, was the Paris conference, because it was then that the first time recognized nuclear energy as such that it makes its positive contribution to environmental well-being, in particular as a producer of low-carbon energy. "
About 150 representatives of the public and private sectors, experts and media, as well as scientific and non-governmental organizations took part in the conference.
The international conference "Low-Carbon Energy: Trends, Challenges and Prospects" was the first in Ukraine devoted entirely to low-carbon power generation technologies. The wide and open discussion is organized to create a communication platform for discussing the current state, problems and prospects for the further development of these technologies, informing the audience about current achievements and international best practice in this area, and for raising the level of participants' awareness of the role and place of low-carbon technologies in Achievement of the goals set at the Paris Climate Summit.
The conference was organized by the public organization "Ukrainian Nuclear Society" and the Association "Ukrainian Nuclear Forum" with the support of the APU Committee on Environmental Policy, Nature Management and Elimination of Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Natural Resources.
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