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List of Ukraines National Energy Documents

Name Type & No. Purpose

Laws of Ukraine

On the functioning of the Fuel & Energy Complex (FEC) for a specific period Law 307-V, dated 02.11.2006 Regulates relations regarding the generation, transmission, delivery and use of energy resources over a specific period of time by companies, entities and organizations in the FEC without regard to the form of ownership and their interactions with government bodies, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military entities formed in accordance with Ukrainian law, local government bodies, bodies in charge of civil defense and civil defense forces, and companies, institutions and organizations in different branches of the domestic economy that have emerged with the establishment of the specific period.
On measures directed at ensuring the stable functioning of FEC enterprises Law 2711-IV, dated 23.06.2005 Establishes the set of organizational and economic measures directed at ensuring the stable functioning of FEC enterprises in order to foster a better financial position among them, preventing their bankruptcy and increasing their investment appeal by: regulating procedural issues, instituting mechanisms for paying off debts, granting commercial entities the right to use these, establishing the procedure for interaction between government bodies, local governments, agencies responsible for disbursing Budget funds and commercial entities regarding the application of mechanisms for paying off debts.
On combined heat and power generation (cogeneration) and the use of waste energy potential Law 2509-IV, dated 05.04.2005 Establishes the legal, commercial and organizational bases for interaction in energy conservation with regard to the use of cogeneration plants and regulates the relations of entities involved in generating, transmitting and delivering power and heat from cogeneration plants.
On alternative energy sources Law 555-IV, dated 20.02.2003 Establishes the legal, environmental and organizational bases for utilizing alternative sources of energy and fostering the expansion of their application in the FEC.
On permit-issuing in the atomic energy sector Law 1370-XIV, dated 11.01.2000 Establishes the legal and organizational bases for permit-issuing in the use of atomic energy and general provisions to regulate public relations that arise during its institution, as an exception to the general provisions established in the Law of Ukraine "On licensing certain types of commercial activities."
On using nuclear power and radiation safety Law 39/95-, dated 08.02.1995 Sets the foundation for atomic energy legislation in Ukraine. Establishes priorities in safety for humans and the environment and the rights and duties of individuals in using nuclear power; regulates activities related to the use of nuclear facilities and sources of ionized radiation; and establishes the legal basis for Ukraines international commitments regarding the use of nuclear power.
On regulating issues related to ensuring nuclear safety Law 1868-IV, dated 24.06.2004 Establishes the legal and organizational bases for financing activities involving the termination of and removal from operation of nuclear facilities.
On energy conservation Law 74/94-, dated 01.07.1994 Establishes the legal, economic, social and environmental bases for energy conservation for all enterprises, associations and organizations located in Ukraine and for individuals.
On methane gas from coal deposits Law 1392-VI, dated 21.05.2009 Establishes the legal, environmental and organizational bases for activities involving the geological exploration of methane gas in coal deposits, including research and development, extraction and removal during degasification, and further application as a material and/or energy resource.
On oil and gas Law 2665-III, dated 12.07.2001 Establishes the main legal, economic and organizational bases for the oil and gas sector in Ukraine to operate and regulates relations regarding the exploitation of oil and gas deposits, extraction, transporting, storing and using oil, gas and their processed products to provide energy security for Ukraine; the development of competitive relations in the oil and gas sector; the protection of the rights of all sides in relations arising from geological exploration, exploitation of oil and gas deposits, processing, storage, transportation and sale of oil and gas and their processed products, consumers of oil and gas, and workers in this industry.
On electricity Law 575/97-, dated 16.10.1997 Establishes the legal, economic and organizational bases for activities in the electricity sector and regulates relations in the generation, transmission, delivery and consumption of electricity, the provision of energy security for Ukraine, competition, and the protection of the rights of consumers and workers in the industry.
On suspending the privatization of enterprises in Ukraines oil refining industry Law 2294-IV, dated 23.12.2004 Improves the legal regulation of privatization processes in the oil refining industry. Specifically, it provides for the state to put a temporary suspension on privatization and to add to the statutory funds of management companies of all forms of ownership stakes in enterprises in the oil refining industry of Ukraine that are state-owned as well as to transfer them as a pledge prior to the adoption of the Law of Ukraine on the specifics of the privatization of enterprises in Ukraines oil refining industry.
On central heating Law 2633-IV, dated 02.06.2005 Establishes the legal, economic and organizational bases for activities at facilities in the heating industry and regulates relations in the generation, transmission, delivery and consumption of thermal energy to provide energy security for Ukraine, the improvement of energy efficiency in central heating systems, the establishment and improvement of a thermal energy market, and the protection of the rights of consumers and workers in the heating industry.
On combined heat and power generation (cogeneration) and using waste energy potential Law 2509-IV, dated 05.04.2005 Establishes the legal, economic and organizational bases for activities of sides involved in energy conservation regarding the use of cogeneration plants; regulates relations regarding the specifics of generating, transmitting and supplying power and heat from cogeneration plants.

The Strategy of Ukraine

Energy Strategy of Ukraine through 2030 Cabinet Instruction 145- dated 15.03.2006 Establishes the pathways to developing all types of energy resources in order to further develop and institute state programs

Concepts and Programs

On approving a Concept for a State Targeted Economic Program on the extraction and use of methane gas from coal deposits as a source of alternative energy Cabinet Instruction 1684- dated 23.12. 2009 Establishes conditions for developing industrial technology for extraction and utilization of methane as an alternative energy resource, tackling the problem of safe coal extraction, increasing the share of methane in the total national energy balance to 1bn cu m per year, and preventing exhaust.
On approving a Concept for the development, modernization and re-equipment of Ukraines gas transport system for 20092015 Cabinet Instruction 1417- dated 21.10.2009 Establishes the basic principles for formulating and carrying out state policy to support the development, modernization and re-equipment of Ukraines gas transport system (GTS) in order to increase operational efficiency and integrating it into the all-European network of gas pipelines
On approving the Concept for "Nuclear Fuel of Ukraine," a State Targeted Economic Program Cabinet Instruction 216-, Concept dated25.02.2009 Program aims to ensure the development of uranium and zirconium production in Ukraine and the establishment of capacity to produce nuclear fuel and components.
On approving the Concept for a State Targeted Economic Program in Energy Efficiency for 20102015 Cabinet Instruction 1446-, Concept dated 19.11.2008 Establishes conditions for reducing the level of energy consumption of GCP over the term of the Program by 20% compared to 2008 (4% annually) and optimizing Ukraines energy balance
On approving the Ukrainian Coal Program Cabinet Resolution 1205dated 19.09.2001 Program aims to increase the operational efficiency of enterprises in the coal industry and ensures the necessary level of coal extraction for domestic needs
On approving the Program to Diversify Ukraines Oil Supply Sources up to 2015 Cabinet Resolution 1572dated 08.11.2006 Program aims to avoid the dependence of Ukraines oil and petroleum product market on a single exporter country; to increase the efficiency of utilization of the oil transport systems and the reliability of oil supplies; and to strengthen energy security.
On approving a Concept for establishing minimal reserves of oil and petroleum products in Ukraine up to 2020 Cabinet Resolution 1498- dated 08.12.2009 Increases the level of energy security by establishing an effective system for protecting the domestic economy from a reduction in or suspension of supplies of oil and petroleum products.
On approving a Concept of State Policy on the supply and transit of crude oil Cabinet Resolution 187- dated 05.04.2002 Increases national energy security by diversifying sources of crude oil at oil refineries located in Ukraine; establishes conditions for the reliable and efficient operation and development of international oil transport corridors; reinforces the Ukrainian component of Eastern European oil transport services markets to increase energy security in Europe and in the world.

List of Ukraines International Energy Commitments

Name Date of effect Parties
Concluding document of Haag Conference in European Energy Charter

Agreement on Energy Charter and Concluding Act

Amendment to provisions in Agreement on Energy Charter regarding trade Annex 1 to Concluding Act of International Conference and Decision of Conference on Energy Charter
17.12.1991
Ratified by Law 89/98- dated 06.02.98
Amended by Amendment (995_h23) dated 24.04.98, ratified by Law 998-VI (998-17) dated 18.02.2009
Multilateral
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the energy sphere 01.12.2005 EU-Ukraine
Decision of Economic Council of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on draft Forecast of Production and Demand for Energy Resources among CIS member states for through to 2020 13.03.2009 CIS
Agreement to Found an Energy Community

Presidential Instruction 257/2009- dated 14 December 2009 "On authorizing Yuriy Prodan to sign a Protocol on Ukraines joining the Agreement to Found an Energy Community"
Multilateral
Decision of Economic Council of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on Key Areas of Cooperation among CIS member states to ensure energy efficiency and energy conservation 11.03.2005 CIS
Agreement on cooperation among Member-Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in ensuring energy efficiency and energy conservation 07.10.2002 CIS
Joint Concluding Statement of the Joint EU-Ukraine International Conference on modernizing Ukraines Gas Transport System

Cabinet Instruction 927- dated 5 August 2009 "On approving the Plan of Measures to carry out the Joint Concluding Statement of the Joint EU-Ukraine International Investment Conference on modernizing Ukraines Gas Transport System for H209"

Presidential Decree On measures to carry out the Joint Concluding Statement of the Joint EU-Ukraine International Conference on modernizing Ukraines Gas Transport System
23.03.2009 EU-Ukraine
Cabinet Resolution 1098 dated 30 September 2009 On joining Ukraine to the Initiative to Ensure Transparency in the Extraction Industry
Atomic Energy
Guarantee Agreement between Ukraine as Guarantor and the European Atomic Energy Community (EuroAtom) as Creditor regarding the Agreement on the mechanism for providing a loan worth the Euro equivalent of US $83,000,000 to increase safety levels at the 2 Power Block of the Khmelnytska Atomic Energy Station and the 4 Power Block at the Rivnenska Atomic Energy Station between the National Atomic Energy Generation Company EnergoAtom and the European Atomic Energy Community (EuroAtom) 29.07.2004 Ratified by Law 2818-IV dated 07.09.2005 EnergoAtom Ukraine
Agreement on cooperation between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the European Atomic Energy Community (EuroAtom) in the field of controlled nuclear fusion 23.07.1999 Ratified by Law 3104-III dated 07.03.2002 EnergoAtom Ukraine
Agreement on cooperation between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the European Atomic Energy Community (EuroAtom) in the field of nuclear safety 23.07.1999 Ratified by Law 3104-III dated 07.03.2002 EnergoAtom Ukraine
Agreement between Ukraine and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), on further developing scientific and technical cooperation in the field of high-energy physics 02.04.1993 CERN-Ukraine
Agreement on cooperation in forming and exchanging informational resources and in establishing and developing informational systems among Member Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the peaceful use of nuclear power 14.09.2007 CIS
Guarantee Agreement (Project to modernize after completing the construction of the 2 Power Block at the Khmelnytska Atomic Energy Station and the 4 Power Block at the Rivnenska Atomic Energy Station) between Ukraine and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 29.07.2004 Entered into force in Ukraine on 10.10.2005 Ratified by Law 2817-IV dated 07.09.2005 EBRD-Ukraine
Agreement between Ukraine and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the application of guarantees in connection with the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty Ratified by Law 737/97- dated 17.12.97 IAEA-Ukraine
Additional Protocol to the Agreement between Ukraine and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the application of guarantees in connection with the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty Ratified by Law 3092-IV dated 16.11.2005 IAEA-Ukraine
Agreement between Ukraine and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the application of guarantees to all nuclear materials in all of Ukraine's peaceful nuclear activities Approved by Cabinet Resolution 12 dated 12.01.95 IAEA-Ukraine
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Czech Republic on cooperation in the atomic energy sector and atomic industry 30.06.1997 Czechia-Ukraine
Resolution on a Preliminary Plan for the development of cooperation among Member Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the peaceful use of nuclear power and an increase in the safety levels at nuclear facilities 17.01.1997 CIS
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States of America regarding increased operational safety, a lower level of operational risk, and a stronger system for regulating civilian atomic facilities in Ukraine 25.10.1993 Entered into force: 25.10.1993 US-Ukraine
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on R&D and commercial cooperation in the field of atomic energy 14.01.1993 RF-Ukraine
Agreement on the basic principles of cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear power 26.06.1992 CIS
Agreement with the IAEA on carrying out international studies into the impact of the accident at the Chornobyl Atomic Energy Station at the Prypiat Research Center 21.09.1990 IAEA-Ukraine
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the European Atomic Energy Community (EuroAtom) on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear power Approved by Cabinet Resolution 59 dated 25.01.2006 EnergoAtom Ukraine
Memorandum of Understanding between Ukraine and the Commission of European Community on the execution of technical assistance programs in the field of nuclear safety 23.10.1995 EU-Ukraine
Power
Agreement on cooperation among Member Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the exploitation of interstate power lines in national power grids 20.11.2009 CIS
Agreement on establishing resource reserves and their efficient use to ensure the stable parallel operation of the power grids of Member Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States 15.09.2004 CIS
Agreement on mutual assistance in the case of accidents and other emergency situations at the power facilities of Member Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States 30.05.2002 CIS
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on cooperation in the field of electricity 18.04.1997 Kyrgyz Republic-Ukraine
Natural Gas
Joint Protocol of Intent to reform the gas sector in Ukraine and to purchase gas from Russia Signed 31.07.09 EC, EBRD, WB, IMF, EIB, Ukraine
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on strategic cooperation in the gas sector 07.10.2002 RF-Ukraine
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on measures to ensure strategic cooperation in the gas sector 18.08.2004 RF-Ukraine
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on additional measures to ensure the transit of Russian natural gas across Ukrainian territory Ratified by Law 2797-III dated 15.11.2001 RF-Ukraine
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation to guarantee the transit of Russian natural gas across Ukrainian territory 22.12.2000 Entered into force in Ukraine on 11.01.2002 RF-Ukraine
Framework Agreement on the institutional basis for establishing an interstate oil and gas transport system Ratified by Law 2231-III dated 18.01.2001 CIS
Agreement on carrying out consensual policy in the natural gas transit sector Ratified with reservations by Law 615/96- dated 18.12.96 CIS
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on the transport of natural gas 17.12.1992 Belarus-Ukraine
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on the delivery of natural gas and the transit of gas across Ukrainian territory 20.08.1992 RF-Ukraine
Oil
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the transit of oil across Ukrainian territory 18.08.2004 RF-Ukraine
Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on cooperation in deliveries of Kazakh oil to Ukraine and its transit across Ukrainian territory 01.06.2004 Entered into force in Ukraine on 09.11.2007 Ratified by Cabinet Resolution 1224 dated 17.10.2007 Kazakhstan-Ukraine
Protocol between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on amending the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on cooperation in deliveries of Kazakh oil to Ukraine and its transit across Ukrainian territory dated 1 June 2004 02.02.2007 Ratified by Cabinet Resolution 1224 dated 17.10.2007 Kazakhstan-Ukraine
Agreement on Cooperation in undertaking a project to integrate the Druzhba and Adria oil pipelines 16.12.2002 Ratified with the publication of Law 1431-IV dated 04.02.2004 Multilateral
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on the Ceyhan-Samsun oil pipeline system Ratified with reservations by Law 329/97- dated 11.06.97 Turkey-Ukraine
Agreement on carrying out a consensual policy in the transit of oil and oil products via trunk pipelines 12.04.1996 Ratified with reservations by Law 329/97- dated 11.06.97 CIS
Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on the conditions for delivering oil and oil products and their transport across Ukrainian territory 18.02.1994 RF-Ukraine

EU: Energy Strategy Documents

Name, Year Type, Purpose

The European Union

European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Safe Energy, 2003 Green Paper COM(2006) 105 final To provide "propositions and alternatives that might become the basis for a new, all-encompassing European policy in the energy sector."
European Energy Policy, 2007 Commission Notification COM(2007) 1 final To adopt a Europe-wide approach to energy and establish "a sustainable, safe and competitive energy sector."
Opportunities for Europe to Influence Climate Change: 20 to 2020, 2008 Commission Notification COM(2008) 30 final To define an agreed, all-encompassing strategy for preparing Europe to switch to a low-waste economy by 2020
A Strategic View of Energy: EU Action Plan for energy safety and solidarity (presented in 2008, approved in 2009) 2008 Commission Notification COM(2008) 781 final To support efforts in response to three EU challenges in the energy sector and "take the first steps towards a new phase in European energy policy, keeping in mind the challenges that will likely arise between 2020 and 2050, and begin the process of determining EU responses to these long-term challenges."
To a Low Carbon-Emission Future: Strategic plan for energy technology, 2009 Commission Notification COM(2009) 519 final/td To develop "a plan for a series of accessible, clean, efficient and environmentally sound technologies in Europe at the global level by carrying out coordinated research."

Great Britain

Establishing a Low Carbon-Emission Economy, 2003 White Paper on Energy CM 5761 To establish the overall goal that must be reached by 2050 and a document on the basis for policy for the period through 2020.
Ensuring the Future: A Sustainable Growth Strategy, 2005 Strategy CM 6467 To establish a strategy for sustainable growth through 2020.
An Overview of the Energy Sector, 2006 Report CM 6887 To review Great Britains progress in achieving four goals.
Reponses to Challenges in the Energy Sector, 2007 White Paper on Energy CM 7124 To outline the basis for policy through 2020.
Reponses to Challenges in the Energy Sector, 2008 White Paper on Nuclear Power CM 7296 To present a strategy for including nuclear power in Great Britains energy strategy.
Plan to Reduce Carbon Emissions, 2009 National Strategy on Climate and Energy To provide a roadmap through 2020 on reducing carbon emission levels.
Strategy to Expand Renewable Sources of Energy, 2009 Strategy CM 76866 To provide a strategy for increasing the level of renewable energy sources to 15% by 2020.
Energy Strategy: National challenges in a changing world Independent view (not approved) To outline the impact of events on international energy markets on Great Britains ongoing energy security.

France

An Energy Strategy for France, 2003 Report To propose an energy strategy for France that is based on debating energy problems in the country.
Report from the Blue Ribbon Commission, 2003 Report To provide commentary on the format and purpose of the previously noted discussions of national energy issues.
Law on the Program establishing the orientation of energy policy, 2005 Law 2005-781 dated 13 July 2005 To establish the overall orientation of energy policy in France for the next 30 years.
Frances Energy Future for 20202050, 2008 Independent review (not approved) To put together an energy sector plan for France in 2020-2050 and to provide recommendations.