Following the Russian aggression in Ukraine, the EU prioritised the need for energy supply diversification and reducing overall energy dependency on Russian fossil fuels by 2030. Renewable hydrogen is seen as one of the possible sources. Based on previous calculations, Ukraine has the potential to become one of the major hydrogen exporters in the EU energy market. However, currently, Ukraine lacks the strategic documents or policies to implement such a vision. The paper will outline the bilateral interest of the EU and Ukraine, and identify the necessary steps Ukraine should take to meet the EU interests related to the energy transition to zero emissions by 2050.
Dr Dmytro Sherengovsky, Roman Stasiuk Ukrainian Catholic University