In September 2023, LCU team leader Robert Kirchner participated in an expert interview with the 100GREEN YouTube channel, where he discussed the origins of the LCU project and its role in Ukraine’s energy transformation, the importance of European climate legislation for Ukrainian businesses, as well as Ukraine’s future development.
Polish newspaper “Krytyka Polityczna” has recently published an in-depth interview with our energy economist and consultant Rouven Stubbe. He discusses opportunities and challenges for Ukraine’s green post-war reconstruction, Ukraine’s potential role in a progressively decarbonising European economy and the future of German-Ukrainian energy cooperation.
Last week, our energy and climate expert Rouven Stubbe has been interviewed live on DW News, the global English-language news TV program of Deutsche Welle, on the topic of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Rouven explained the extent of damages to the electricity grid, highlighted the urgency for additional air defence, generators, and grid
Russia is deliberately targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. 40% of the power grid is said to have already been destroyed. The intention is to make Ukrainians war-weary and drive them to flee to the EU. Our energy economist and consultant Rouven Stubbe contributed to a recent FAZ analysis, providing context on the what the attacks mean
Winter is coming and Russia is deliberately targeting power plants and supply lines in Ukraine. Rouven Stubbe, energy economist and expert on energy and climate policy in Ukraine at “Berlin Economics” discussed possible scenarios with T-Online, as well as possible courses of action for Germany and the EU to support Ukraine in this critical phase
Today, on August 29, 2022, LCU expert Rouven Stubbe spoke with radio station Bayern 2 regarding nuclear safety at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the risk of blackouts in southern Ukraine and the rest of Europe in case of a disconnection of the plant from Ukraine’s power grid, as well as the longer-term perspectives
On 13 July 2022, VoxUkraine published an article from David Saha, Pavel Bilek, Rouven Stubbe and Manuel von Mettenheim, Anna Ackermann, Anna Danyliak and Viktoriia-Anna Oliinyk on “Putting the green reconstruction of Ukraine into action: Requirements for programme design and policy”. The article is based on the published in July 2022. Several crucial themes for
On 09 June 2022, VoxUkraine published an article from David Saha, Pavel Bilek, Rouven Stubbe and Manuel von Mettenheim on “Economic reasons for a green reconstruction programme for Ukraine”. The article is based on the published in May 2022. Ukrainian infrastructure has suffered massive damage due to the Russian hostilities, with recent estimates putting the
Ukraine recently committed to carbon neutrality in 2060 and signalled support for the European Green Deal aiming for net zero emissions by 2050. On the course of its decarbonisation and the country’s path towards the EU, it will need to adopt the stricter environmental rules and standards introduced by the Green Deal. At the same time, it will need to restructure its coal sector, which is heavily subsidised, loss-making and environmentally harmful.