February 11, 2024
Girls Choose STEM: Anastasiia Zbroy
Anastasiia Zbroy, a second-year student at Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (IFNTUOG), believes that her decision to choose the Renewable Energy Engineering bachelor's program and pursue higher education in Ukraine despite the war was drastically influenced by the full-scale invasion and Russia’s targeted shelling of Ukrainian energy facilities.
Anastasiia, the only...
February 10, 2024
Women in Science: Iryna Vashchyshak
Scientist Iryna Vashсhyshak teaches several courses in the Renewable Energy Engineering bachelor’s program at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, including the laboratory research course “Hydropower, Bioenergy, and Low-Potential Energy Sources,” the practical class called “Solar and Wind Energy,” and the “Energy Audit” lecture course. She is also the supervisor of...
February 6, 2024
Energy security means confidence in the future
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Oleksandr Bulin
The modern encyclopaedia defines energy security as the state of the electric power industry, which guarantees the technically and economically safe satisfaction of consumers' current and prospective energy needs. So, energy security means confidence in the future. It is when I go to bed and know that it makes sense to get up for work tomorrow because there will be electricity in the sockets to start it. When a mother of three children can schedule laundry for the weekend, she knows there is always water in the tap because the pumps directing it through the central pipeline work without interruption.
February 5, 2024
Implementing the best global experience to strengthen energy security will ensure Ukraine’s future development and prosperity
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Kyrylo Kolomiyets
The energy security of Ukraine is essential, extremely complex, multifaceted, and one of the most relevant modern issues for my country.
The separate terms "security" and "energy" only partially reflect a deep understanding of energy security. Alone, they only provide a guide to the notions studied. The synergy of using these basic state categories together allows for a much deeper understanding of this meaning.
February 2, 2024
Permanent access to energy resources determines the stability of the functioning of the economy
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Nazar Mokh
Energy security is one of the critical components of the development of any state, as independent and permanent access to energy resources determines the stability of the functioning of the economy and the quality of life of citizens.
Ensuring reliable energy supplies has become necessary in the context of increasing global challenges and a full-scale Russian invasion. Therefore, its strengthening becomes relevant and essential both for the state and for each of us.
February 1, 2024
Energy security protects the state, citizens, and the economy from energy shortages
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Anastasiia Koriahina
To strengthen the energy security of Ukraine, to the standard definition of the concept of energy security, which includes confidence in the availability, availability, and ability to stably receive energy of the appropriate quality every day and under extraordinary circumstances, in my opinion, it is worth adding diversification of energy carriers, energy efficiency, and conscious energy consumption. Energy security protects the state, citizens, and the economy from energy shortages. It is one of the most essential elements of national security and an integral component of Europe's energy security.
January 31, 2024
Russia is targeting our energy system and seeks to deprive us of access to electricity and heat
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Valentyna Levchenko
Ukraine's energy security is a concept familiar to every Ukrainian. But today, I will talk specifically about myself. For me, as an energy consumer, energy security starts with the confidence that I have stable access to energy and fuel, no matter what the conditions are in my country.
Right now, my country is facing an energetically powerful enemy. An enemy that attacks the energy system and seeks to weaken its integrity. Therefore, the issue of energy security is now more relevant than ever since the moment of independence.
January 30, 2024
Both national security and the economy depend on stable access to energy resources
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Maria Tiemchenko
The energy security of Ukraine is a state in which the country can provide reliable access to energy resources, such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear energy, etc. These resources are necessary to ensure economic activity, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and state institutions and defense functioning.
January 25, 2024
Opportunities to individually influence the country’s energy security are limited, but the joint contribution can be significant
Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Vladyslav Kolisnyk.
The energy security of Ukraine means ensuring a sustainable and reliable energy supply for economic growth and vital economic activity, as well as for the comfort and well-being of citizens. It means the availability of sufficient domestic energy resources, efficient and developed energy infrastructures, and an ability to provide energy irrespective of external suppliers. In addition, energy security includes diversification of energy sources and improving energy efficiency.