A worthy EU’s response to Russian energy blackmail. A promising scenario for Ukraine’s GTS

It is about the RePowerEU plan, which provides for the complete “liberation” of the EU from Russian gas. The leading role in replacing 155 bcm of Russian gas will be played by the dynamic development of renewables, hydrogen production, investments in energy saving and energy efficiency. At the same time, EU countries should review plans to decommission coal-fired generation and nuclear units, as well as increase investments in gas production in the North Sea.

Therefore, this will allow the EU replace by 2027 as much as 80 bcm of Russian gas. Another 75 bcm can be replaced by diversifying supplies from the United States, Qatar, Azerbaijan and North Africa.

Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992)

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy


1992 – 1996 — worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry

1997 – 1998 — Head Expert of the Division of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

1998 – 2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in Charge of Oil Transportation Section

2004 – 2007 — Chief Consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director of Energy Programmes since 2013

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