We Have Robbed Ourselves

The heating season and the lowering of the temperature have traditionally raised the “degree” of relations in the gas sector. And if the latest news on the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration court gives grounds for optimism, internal events make us think about the effectiveness of the so-called “reforms”, which are always “on the list”…

Energy Efficiency and Business. Can We Consume Energy Economically?

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN UKRAINE AND THE EUROPEAN UNION COMPLETELY ENTERED INTO FORCE. MOST IMPORTANT ARE  THE CHAPTERS ABOUT TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION. UKRAINE STEPS INTO A NEW DEVELOPMENT STAGE BY ADAPTING PROGRESSIVE WORLD REQUIREMENTS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS. THE FIRST POSITION ON THE LIST OF PRIORITIES IS DEDICATED TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY, RESOURCE SAVINGS…

How Russia is Going to attract European Money and Overcome Existing Sanctions

The COP23 conference in Bonn was a great opportunity to see not only the newest trends in green finance, but also to analyze performance of our northern neighbors (Russian Federation) in this area – how we should protect our interests and promote domestic green economy!   Full article on the webpage of Delo.ua

The Reform of Natural Gas Market in Ukraine Fails: Governance Risks at NAK “Naftogaz” and Steady Monopolization

The changes of the constituent documents of “Ukrtransgas” and subsequent subordination of this company to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade could threaten the functioning of the GTS (gas transmission system). It was also a clear evidence of the governance risks importance and their potential impact on the company’s activities and financial performance. Thus,…

Results of the ISS “Green Economy and European Integration” (Report)

REPORT III International Summer School “GREEN ECONOMY AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION” (August 25-28, 2017) Third time in a raw the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine together with Scientific Society of KNEU named after V. Hetman from August 25 to 28 of 2017 have conducted an International Summer School dedicated to the issues of green finance and…

French Green Finance: how does it work

After the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climatic Agreement in the summer of 2017, the whole world is trying to find a replacement for the leader of the “climate movement”. France is actively trying to become the new one, and there are plenty of reasons for it. What are the features of the…

REFORM CAN`T STAY THE SAME: WHERE IS THE VIRGULE? (short version)

Photo by informat.com.ua Governance risks of the Ukrainian energy companies are once again in the spotlight. This time it`s not about the non-financial reporting and borrowing conditions from the international financial institutions, but about the risks of the entire energy system. This article is available only in Ukrainian version