EPL: Events and Announcements
16 January 2017
Why does Ukraine pay owners of small hydro power plants more than Poland?EPL has repeatedly emphasized that small hydro power plants are not the tools of ensuring energy independence of Ukraine but are the business that ruins the environment. Another proof of this fact is the information released by the State enterprise “Enerhorynok” regarding the structure and amounts of functioning of energy market in 2016. Thus, small hydro power plants in 2016 produced 0,13% of all electric power while its share in the costs is 0,56%.
16 January 2017
In Ukraine, there will be noone to create protected areasDespite the fact that the expansion of protected areas is stipulated by the Strategy of Regional Development of Ukraine, in 2016 only in 11 regions there were adopted decisions to establish protected areas. Another four areas expanded the network of protected areas through the work of the Ministry of Environment of Ukraine rather than departments of environmental protection at regional state administrations.
10 December 2016
Village Council and Nazavyziv Community against Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in the mountain area «Chobitok» due to Violation of Nature Conservation and Construction NormsOn October 19, 2016 Nazavyziv village council addressed Nadvirna Town Council with a demand to cancel decisions of the latter on constructing Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in the mountain area «Chobitok» (letter of Nazavyziv village council1, decision of Nazavyziv village council2, petition to the deputies on cancellation the decisions of Nadvirna Town Council3).
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EPL (formerly Ecopravo-lviv) is a nongovernmental international organization, created in 1994 in order to provide assistance to individuals and legal persons in the protection of environmental rights, to promote the development of the environment protection, environmental education, science and culture.