Representatives of Ukrainian towns that are part of the Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects program funded by the European Union and members of the Association of Energy Efficient Towns of Ukraine have visited Poland on a study tour, UNIAN reports.
They visited four towns in Poland that have implemented energy efficient measures including the thermal insulation of public buildings and have switched to renewable energy. They also learnedthe towns’ experience of implementing environmentally friendsly transportation solutions, as well as attracting funds for energy efficient projects for municipalities. The study visit was organized as part of the “Polish-Norwegian aid for improving energy effciency in Ukraine” project, according to EU Neighbours.
Covenant of Mayors-Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP) are part of the EU4Energy initiative, which covers the entire European Union to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources of energy in the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). The project funds programs aimed at helping to reform energy markets and reducing national energy dependence and consumption.
In the long run, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, therefore, reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both households and corporations.