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Energy security in Ukraine remains a critical issue. Recently, much of the attention has focused on hydrocarbons, but Ukraine also has significant assets for nuclear, coal, and renewable energy. Green energy policy in Ukraine, as in other many other countries, promises significant incentives for investors. Yet Ukraine’s “green tariffs” have so far proved too expensive for the government to maintain. What are the prospects for green energy in Ukraine today? How can Kyiv move forward to create a sustainable green energy policy in the future?
Dr. Anders Åslund, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Alex Riabchyn, energy and European Green Deal adviser to the deputy prime minister of Ukraine, Alina Sviderska, general manager of Scatec ASA in Ukraine, and Ambassador Roman Waschuk, former ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, join to discuss the state of green energy in Ukraine. Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Eurasia Center, moderates. This event is co-hosted by the Eurasia Center and the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center.
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