Topic: REPowerEU: A plan to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition
The European Commission (EC) has proposed a plan for EU countries to completely abandon coal, oil and gas from Russia, which should be implemented "well before 2030".
The plan, called REPower EU, calls for diversification of gas supplies through increased imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and pipelines from non-Russian suppliers, as well as increased production and imports of biomethane and renewable hydrogen.
The EC also points to the need to drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels by increasing energy efficiency, expanding the use of renewable energy sources and electrification, and removing bottlenecks in infrastructure. All of this will help EU countries reduce their dependence on gas supplies from Russia by 67 percent (about 100 billion cubic meters) by the end of 2022.
Energy Freedom by Energy Club - a discussion of professionals in the field of energy - representatives of government agencies, central authorities, people's deputies, representatives of Energy Club member companies and leading industry experts.
The talk show is hosted by Andriy Kulykov.
Olena Lenska, deputy director of Renewable Energy Department of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
Kirsten Westphal, H2Global Stiftung, Executive Director Analysis & Research, Member German Hydrogen Council, External Expert Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik
Volodymyr Omelchenko, Director of Energy Programs at the Razumkov Center
Olexander Podprugin, COO Elementum Energy
Gennady Ivanov, Deputy Director of SOE Guaranteed Buyer for Trade Operations