Special Focus

Nazar Mokh

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.

Anastasiia Koriahina

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.

Valntyna Levchenko

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.

January 24, 2024

I consider strengthening Ukraine’s energy security through conscious consumption a personal contribution

Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Danylo Burlai

With the beginning of a full-scale invasion, critical infrastructure facilities became targets of deliberately targeted enemy fire. Electric substations burned like torches, transformers blazed like bonfires, and main power lines were torn like threads. It was then that we all felt how vital energy security is.

January 23, 2024

The reliability of the energy sector directly affects the country’s economy and the quality of life of its citizens

Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Mariia Bezverkha

The energy security of Ukraine is an important aspect of the life for each Ukrainian as well as of future generations. It means that our country should have sufficient access to energy resources to meet the needs of its citizens and economy. For Ukraine and for many other countries, it means ensuring a reliable supply of gas, electricity, oil, and other types of energy to meet domestic needs. It also means that these energy supplies should be stable, reliable, and safe for the environment.

January 22, 2024

We need to unite our efforts to prompt response to challenges in the field of energy security of the entire region

 Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Sofiya Zaladovska

The establishment and development of an independent energy market in Ukraine is one of the key goals of economic planning to restore the resource and industrial capacities of our country. The energy sector requires effective and prompt management of emergency situations, as well as making sophisticated decisions to respond to today’s military and political challenges.

January 19, 2024

I dream to invent technology extending solar panels life term and decentralize electricity generation

Essay of the Winner of the Contest, Andriy Kulchak

The issue of energy security became especially acute for Ukraine with the beginning of a full-scale invasion. The stoppage of Russia's supply of energy resources (natural gas, nuclear fuel, oil, and oil products) forced the Ukrainian government to reconsider the issue of energy security. This war crystallized the role of Ukraine's energy sector in ensuring the European continent's energy security.