Non official translation:

October 12, 2011
№2011-1014

To the President of Ukraine
Yanukovych V.F.

Copy to:
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Azarov M.Y.

Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Lytvyn V.M.

Concerning the update of the Energy
Strategy of Ukraine until 2030

Open appeal

Dear Victor Fedorovych!

Under the Economic Reform Program for 2010-2014 “Wealthy society, competitive economics, effective state”, order of the President of Ukraine from 22.08.2011 to prevent the negative consequences for Ukraine’s economy of a significant increase of imported natural gas prices, decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 16.10.2010 № 56047/25/1-10 and from 15.02.2011 № 7805/0/1-11 an update of an Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2030 (hereinafter the Energy Strategy) is foreseen. The leading think tanks, NGOs and independent experts are concerned about closed and non transparent update of this socially important document and request that you take the necessary measures to secure proper cooperation with the civil society on strategic government decisions.

The Energy Strategy is one of the main documents of the country, as it has a direct impact on the competitiveness of the state, national security, its international image and all sectors of the economy. The impact of energy on the environment (both in local and global scales), health and welfare, quality of life in the country and of each individual citizen is among crucial ones. According to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decree, dated November 3, 2010 № 996 and Regulation of the Directive 2003/35/EC, to exercise the rights and freedoms, please ensure the participation of citizens and their associations in the discussion of the Energy Strategy through consultation with a wide range of NGOs and independent experts.

The citizens’ participation in decision making related to socio-economic development is one of the main features of the rule of law, sustainable civil society and is a basic European principle for citizens to execute their rights in the implementation of public policy.

Taking into account all of the above, please:

– Unveil the main developer, performers, consultants and composition of working groups, which work on sector proposals to the updated Energy Strategy draft;

– Guarantee the participation of NGOs and independent experts in the Energy Strategy update by including them into the working groups;

– Publish all the proposals that have been received as well as those to be delivered to the Energy Strategy draft;

– Introduce a public discussion of proposals to the Energy Strategy draft at round tables with NGOs and independent experts’ participation.

On your decision, please inform.

Sincerely,

Dave Young
Association “European-Ukrainian Energy Agency,” Chairman of the Board

Rostyslav Pavlenko
NGO “Dixi Group,” President

Lyubov Akulenko
Civic Expert Council, Secretary

Olga Kosharna
An expert on nuclear energy and fuel industry

Ivan Nadein
Committee of Ukraine’s energy independence, President

Vira Nanivska
International Centre for Policy Studies, Director

Andriy Martyniuk
MMHO “Ecoclub”, Chairman of the Board

Georgiy Geletukha
Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass”, Director

Yuriy Urbansky
National Ecological Centre of Ukraine, Chairman

Mykhailo Gonchar
Center “NOMOS”, Director of Energy Programs
Coordinator of the Association “Energy Transparency”

Kyrylo Savin
Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ukraine, Head of Delegation

Svyatoslav Pavlyuk
Foundation PAUCI, Deputy Director

The appeal is also supported by:

Oleksiy Hmara
Creative association “TORO” – The Transparency International contact group in Ukraine, President

Victoria Humeniuk
NGO “Center UA”, Director of the European Program

Victor Zamyatin
Independent Expert

Vladimir Yermolenko
Internews-Ukraine, Director of European Projects

Vyacheslav Budenko
International Diplomatic Mission of the People’s Diplomacy “European Ukraine”

Igor Studennikov
NGO “Center for Regional Studies” (Odessa), Executive Director

Igor Todorov
Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Donetsk National University

Volodymyr Gorbach
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Political Analyst

Alexander Mahl’ona
Association “New Horizons” (Drohobych), Director

Anna Golubovska-Onisimova
NGO “MAMA-86”, President

Olena Kravchenko
ICO “Ecology – Law – Human” (Lviv), the Executive Director

Oleg Rubel
Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences, the Black Sea Branch (Odessa), Deputy Director

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The official answer from Head of the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mykola Martynenko (in Ukrainian)

The official answer from Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Sergiy Chekh (in Ukrainian)

The official answer from the first Deputy Head of Administration of the President, Iryna Akimova (in Ukrainian)

Non official translation:

October 12, 2011
№2011-1014

To the President of Ukraine
Yanukovych V.F.

Copy to:
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Azarov M.Y.

Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Lytvyn V.M.

Concerning the update of the Energy
Strategy of Ukraine until 2030

Open appeal

Dear Victor Fedorovych!

Under the Economic Reform Program for 2010-2014 “Wealthy society, competitive economics, effective state”, order of the President of Ukraine from 22.08.2011 to prevent the negative consequences for Ukraine’s economy of a significant increase of imported natural gas prices, decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 16.10.2010 № 56047/25/1-10 and from 15.02.2011 № 7805/0/1-11 an update of an Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2030 (hereinafter the Energy Strategy) is foreseen. The leading think tanks, NGOs and independent experts are concerned about closed and non transparent update of this socially important document and request that you take the necessary measures to secure proper cooperation with the civil society on strategic government decisions.

The Energy Strategy is one of the main documents of the country, as it has a direct impact on the competitiveness of the state, national security, its international image and all sectors of the economy. The impact of energy on the environment (both in local and global scales), health and welfare, quality of life in the country and of each individual citizen is among crucial ones. According to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decree, dated November 3, 2010 № 996 and Regulation of the Directive 2003/35/EC, to exercise the rights and freedoms, please ensure the participation of citizens and their associations in the discussion of the Energy Strategy through consultation with a wide range of NGOs and independent experts.

The citizens’ participation in decision making related to socio-economic development is one of the main features of the rule of law, sustainable civil society and is a basic European principle for citizens to execute their rights in the implementation of public policy.

Taking into account all of the above, please:

– Unveil the main developer, performers, consultants and composition of working groups, which work on sector proposals to the updated Energy Strategy draft;

– Guarantee the participation of NGOs and independent experts in the Energy Strategy update by including them into the working groups;

– Publish all the proposals that have been received as well as those to be delivered to the Energy Strategy draft;

– Introduce a public discussion of proposals to the Energy Strategy draft at round tables with NGOs and independent experts’ participation.

On your decision, please inform.

Sincerely,

Dave Young
Association “European-Ukrainian Energy Agency,” Chairman of the Board

Rostyslav Pavlenko
NGO “Dixi Group,” President

Lyubov Akulenko
Civic Expert Council, Secretary

Olga Kosharna
An expert on nuclear energy and fuel industry

Ivan Nadein
Committee of Ukraine’s energy independence, President

Vira Nanivska
International Centre for Policy Studies, Director

Andriy Martyniuk
MMHO “Ecoclub”, Chairman of the Board

Georgiy Geletukha
Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass”, Director

Yuriy Urbansky
National Ecological Centre of Ukraine, Chairman

Mykhailo Gonchar
Center “NOMOS”, Director of Energy Programs
Coordinator of the Association “Energy Transparency”

Kyrylo Savin
Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ukraine, Head of Delegation

Svyatoslav Pavlyuk
Foundation PAUCI, Deputy Director

The appeal is also supported by:

Oleksiy Hmara
Creative association “TORO” – The Transparency International contact group in Ukraine, President

Victoria Humeniuk
NGO “Center UA”, Director of the European Program

Victor Zamyatin
Independent Expert

Vladimir Yermolenko
Internews-Ukraine, Director of European Projects

Vyacheslav Budenko
International Diplomatic Mission of the People’s Diplomacy “European Ukraine”

Igor Studennikov
NGO “Center for Regional Studies” (Odessa), Executive Director

Igor Todorov
Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Donetsk National University

Volodymyr Gorbach
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Political Analyst

Alexander Mahl’ona
Association “New Horizons” (Drohobych), Director

Anna Golubovska-Onisimova
NGO “MAMA-86”, President

Olena Kravchenko
ICO “Ecology – Law – Human” (Lviv), the Executive Director

Oleg Rubel
Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences, the Black Sea Branch (Odessa), Deputy Director

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