Ukrainian city wants to switch to 100% renewable energy

In the West, will bring together representatives of the governments of different countries to set ambitious targets.

The Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr became the first city in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, who said the transition to renewable energy by 2050.

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It is reported that on 22 June the mayor of Zhytomyr Sergei Sukhomlin and international non-governmental organization 350.org signed a Memorandum on cooperation, which envisages a decision on the energy transition for a vote by the city Council, the development of the transition plan of the city on renewable energy sources and the development of Ukraine’s first climate strategy in the next year.

“Now together with international partners we work on a large number of energy efficiency measures. For us it is also important to reduce CO2 emissions in the city. Work is underway on the transition of Zhitomir in LED lighting, thermal modernization of public sector facilities. We have developed a municipal energy plan in the process of writing the concept of integrated development of the city accumulated 6 priorities, one of which is “Green city,” said Sergei Sukhomlin.Also, the mayor of Zhytomyr in cooperation with 350.org is prepared to publicly declare the goals of the city’s Global climate summit, which will be held in San Francisco September 12-14 this year. In the West, will bring together representatives of the governments of different countries to set ambitious targets for saving the climate on the planet, including through the transition to “green” renewable energy.

The representative of the movement of Julia Miller also announced that he has conducted new negotiations with the local authorities. So in the next 2 months on the transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 will be able to declare several Ukrainian cities.