Cover Osteuropa 2-4/2010

In Osteuropa 2-4/2010

Inefficient and Opaque
The Ukrainian Energy Sector

Petra Opitz

Deutsche Fassung


Ukraine cannot cover its enormous need for energy with its own resources. The import of expensive fuel from Russia places a burden on the national budget. However, the urgently needed reform of the opaque energy sector did not come about after the Orange Revolution. Unprofitable coal mines must be closed, corruption curtailed, energy consumption reduced and renewable energies promoted. Greater efficiency in the energy sector would also ease the conflict with Russia.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 217–236)

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