On January 31, a meeting of the ACC members took place in Kyiv with the participation of Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink, and the CEO of the American Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Scott Nathan.
During the meeting, Scott Nathan said that the corporation would attract $250 million this year to help finance programs to support small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine. Furthermore, DFC plans to mobilize up to one billion dollars to support the Ukrainian economy.
DFC’s new investments demonstrate the unprecedented US solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Currently, the USA is one of the key financial donors for Ukraine and plays an important role in its further recoveryValentyn emphasized
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stated that the priority is not only the restoration of energy but also the creation of a new decentralized system with an emphasis on renewable energy
That is why the primary goal of our state after the end of the war will be reconstruction, which will be based on the latest technologies of the industry, a focus on energy efficiency, perspective, reliability, and sustainability, which will require a fundamental reform of energy legislation, namely: the introduction of a decentralized and more autonomous, stable energy system, system long-term energy storage, carbon-neutral generation, use of the potential of renewable energy – solar, wind, hydrogen generation, hydrogen technologies, as well as the construction of microgrids and the introduction of smart energy systems for decentralization and ensuring stabilityValentyn concluded
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