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
Interview with T-Online
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
Panel Discussion: Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction on October 19th, 2022
On October 19, the Low Carbon Ukraine team, Ecoaction, and DiXi Group jointly organised a panel discussion on the topic of “Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction”. Around 55 participants, incl. Yaroslav Demchenkov (Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine), Lisbeth Müller-Hofstede (Head of Cooperation at the German Embassy in Kyiv), additional government
Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction. Keynote presentation for the panel discussion on October 19th, 2022
This Policy Briefing is a short version of LCU’s Policy Proposal “Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction”, prepared as the keynote presentation to a panel discussion on October 19, jointly organised by the Low Carbon Ukraine team, Ecoaction, and DiXi Group. While there are important economic reasons for a green reconstruction of Ukraine’s electricity, heat,
Green reconstruction of Ukraine’s heat sector
On 23 September 2022, the Low Carbon Ukraine project participated in an online event co-organized by Ecoclub Rivne and the German Energy Agency (dena) on “District heating in Ukraine – why it is essential and how to preserve it”. Rouven Stubbe, consultant in the Low Carbon Ukraine project, presented LCU’s proposals on “Policy reforms supporting
Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction – Recommendations for the heat sector
This policy briefing is based on LCU’s Policy Proposal “Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction” and looks specifically at recommendations for policy reforms in Ukraine’s heat sector with a focus on district heat. While there are important economic reasons for a green reconstruction of Ukraine’s heat sector, substantial regulatory obstacles and disincentives need to be
Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction
The post-war reconstruction of Ukraine will require massive investments in rebuilding her energy infrastructure. To ensure the country’s future competitiveness in a progressively decarbonising global economy, it is paramount to “build back better”. This paper outlines major challenges and regulatory obstacles to mobilising investments into low- or zero-carbon assets for the electricity, gas and district
Rouven Stubbe: Nuclear safety at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
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
Ukraine's place in the EU's common energy policy: recipient of practices or initiative partner?
On 26 June 2022, LCU consultant Rouven Stubbe has participated in an expert interview with the NGO Ukrainian Prism on the subject of “Ukraine’s place in the EU’s common energy policy: recipient of practices or initiative partner?”. Rouven Stubbe explained Ukraine’s short-term challenges in the upcoming heating season in the context of the war as
In the focus:
Ukrainian Electricity Market
Ukraine is aiming for a massive expansion of renewable energies (RES) by 2030. On the one hand, this requires new technical solutions to integrate RES capacities into the existing power grid. On the other hand, market mechanisms and regulatory provisions have to be adjusted. In Ukraine, these developments coincide with the transition from a centrally regulated electricity market to a market-based system.
In this focus section, we present our analyses on these issues in a compact and comprehensive form.Read more
About the project
Low Carbon Ukraine is a project with the mission to continuously support the Ukrainian government with demand-driven analysis and policy proposals to promote the transition towards a low-carbon economy.
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The project is implemented by BE Berlin Economics GmbH.Read more