KYIV. May 5 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Vinnytsia was the first Ukrainian city that received the European Energy Award (EEA) certificate, Speaker Volodymyr Groysman has said.
“Our Vinnytsia team worked jointly with Swiss partners for over three years, introducing projects in energy efficiency area and a modern energy governance system. This is an example of potential of local self government agencies in settling problems, for example, energy independence,” Groysman wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
The European Energy Award was founded by Switzerland in 1988. Now this is an international tool of supporting municipalities committed to sustainable municipal energy via the rational use of energy and the increase of the share of renewable sources in the municipal energy balance. There are more than 1,300 municipalities participating in the EEA today.