Interview with the 100GREEN YouTube channel
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.
Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the Restoration and Green Transformation of the Energy System of Ukraine" n° 9011-d: Assessing the economics of prosumer provisions for residential rooftop PV
The increased roll-out of small-scale renewable energy sources and enabling the rise of prosumers are two of the key steps for Ukraine to the transition to a more decentralised energy system. Given the recent adoption of a net billing support scheme, this policy evaluation assesses the costs, revenues and payback periods for the installation of
Roundtable “Keeping the lights on in times of grid outages” – Renewables for emergency power supply
On April 25th, Low Carbon Ukraine, the German Energy Agency (dena), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Energy Act for Ukraine Foundation organised a joint online roundtable titled: “Keeping the lights on in times of grid outages”, which brought together a wide range of experts covering both the analytical and practical aspects
Interview with Polish newspaper “Krytyka Polityczna”
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.
Roundtable with Ukrainian Deputy Energy Minister on the strategic vision for Ukrainian Energy sector and pathways towards a green energy transition
Within the framework of the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership, Low Carbon Ukraine and the German Energy Agency (dena) organized a closed-door roundtable on the 29th of March with Ukrainian Deputy Energy Minister Yaroslav Demchenkov and leading German and Ukrainian expert organisations on the recovery of the Ukrainian energy sector and pathways towards a green reconstruction. Ukraine’s
Keeping the lights on in times of grid outages. Solar PV panels, battery storage systems and diesel generators
Summary: Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure have caused significant electricity disruptions and outages. This policy briefing compares the economic case for installing solar PV panels, battery storage systems and diesel generators at a sample Ukrainian school. Through techno-economic modelling, the paper finds that under current conditions and a variety of tested scenarios, it is
Cafe Kyiv – We Choose Freedom
24 February 2023 marked the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To mark this tragic day, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung joined forces with partner organisations in an event that would temporarily transform Berlin‘s historic Cafe Moskau into Cafe Kyiv. “Cafe Kyiv – We Choose Freedom” was a one-day event featuring various discussion panels and workshops on
DW News - Live TV interview: Russian attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure
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
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 Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The project is implemented by BE Berlin Economics GmbH.Read more