Energy Security Bulletin
With this bulletin, DiXi Group is introducing a review of selected issues related to the energy security of Ukraine and the region. The article by our partner ESPERIS provides a study into shaping new realities of the European gas market, namely the role of LNG and Russian strategy in this regard in the Baltic Sea area.
Another striking evidence of Kremlin’s energy policy in this region is the infamous Nord Stream 2 project. As it is being contained by the U.S. sanctions, one of possible backdoors is a ‘climate foundation’ established by the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with support of the project operating company. Of solidarity with true German ‘green’ movement, we want to raise again the environmental treats and damage from the pipeline’s construction – see the dedicated material.
DiXi Group experts have also compiled a review of legislative initiatives in Ukraine, which have been debated in 2020. Of particular interest are those related to general framework of energy security management, but also related to nuclear safety and electricity storage systems. Last but not least, last year became the time of COVID-19 challenge, putting energy facilities and markets at risk. With review of a policy paper by the Florence School of Regulation, we would like to indicate the variety of emergency response measures introduced by different governments of the world.
The publication has been made under the Think Tank Development Initiative for Ukraine, implemented by the International Renaissance Foundation in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) with financial support from the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine.