RAZOM WE STAND CALLS ON THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT TO ALIGN WITH EU CLIMATE CHANGE PLANS, START MEASURING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
As Ukraine's application for EU candidacy is being fast-tracked, and the EU is scrambling to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the move to have Ukraine comply with environmental accounting standards (GHG protocol and SBTi) and make data on GHG emissions public is vital. Only with such measures can Ukraine and the EU meet recommendations of the UN IPCC scientific report this week.
Energy response to Russia's war: open letter with four requests to the EU
To: Ursula von der Leyen
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175
Razom We Stand calls on the Ukrainian authorities to implement greenhouse gas emissions accounting in accordance with international standards and open climate data for public access
The organization reached out to Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, and Chair of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, Ihor Verner, to stress the critical importance of accounting for greenhouse gas emissions.
The methane rush off the climate cliff: EU and US must halt gas infrastructure expansion
Razom We Stand strongly condemns the global push for gas infrastructure expansion, including LNG terminals, given the dire environmental and climate consequences, as well as financial risks involved in creating stranded assets. With excess windfall profits stemming from market volatility worsened by Putin’s brutal invasion in Ukraine, the gas industry must be subject to taxation and regulation, not supported with public subsidies for their expansion plans.
LNG frenzy will not bring energy security to Europe, but may bring more Russian gas
Svitlana Romanko, founder and director of Razom We Stand
Little known but very concerning is the fact that in 2022 Russian liquified natural gas production grew by 8% and Russia, contrary to the sanctions, has expanded shipments of LNG to Europe and is building another LNG terminal in the Arctic. And this in part is facilitated by western firms. Russia is still exporting 10 TWh to 15 TWh per month of LNG to the EU. This is not subject to sanctions but could be cut unilaterally by Russia any time.
Razom We Stand challenges the climate doom imposed by the fossil fuel industry: the world still can hit the Paris Agreement goals
Ivano-Frankivsk, 16 March, for immediate release
Seven years after the Paris Agreement was signed and a promise was made by 195 countries to protect people and the planet, the world’s leading climate scientists are about to deliver their final wake up call to governments and financial institutions who still fail to deliver meaningful climate action. Whether or not the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is up to speaking truth to power, civil society will not be silent.
Demand for fossil fuels in Europe may decrease by 20% this year. It should be replaced by renewable energy sources - Ember and Razom We Stand
In 2022, as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the EU reduced its demand for energy, especially for gas, and maintained its course of abandoning coal. At the same time, the transition to renewable energy sources accelerated - in 2022, wind and solar generated a record fifth, or 22% of electricity in the EU. According to Ember analysts, this year's demand for fossil fuels in the EU may decrease by 20%, which is twice the previous record of 2020.
Our actions at the CERAWeek energy conference highlight the importance of activism
Today is our last day in Houston, Texas, at CERAWeek, the global energy conference described by Bill McKibben this week as the hydrocarbon world’s biggest festival, a Davos for carbon energy executives. Here are our action highlights from the week.
CERAWeek update: Ukrainian Energy Expert and Activist formally delivers concerns to US Officials over Energy, Ukraine and Climate
6 March, 2023 // CERAWeek Energy Conference, Houston, Texas
High-ranking Biden Administration officials including John Kerry, Presidential Envoy for Climate, and John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy, are in Houston at the major CERAWeek Energy Conference, planning for the global energy system of the future.
Svitlana Romanko has just presented a list of concerns and requests for cooperation to Biden Administration officals
To: Jennifer M. Granholm
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Hon. John Kerry
United States Department of State
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520
World’s largest energy conference denies registration to Ukrainian clean energy advocate Svitlana Romanko
CERAWeek, Houston, Texas - In an unexpected and unexplained turn of events, Svitlana Romanko, the Ukrainian Environmental Lawyer and award winning peace, climate and clean energy advocate was banned from the major CERAWeek Energy Conference in Houston, where discussions on the future of the globe’s energy system are taking place.
Dirty Energy Lobby Fuels Up To Influence Politicians at USA Energy Executives Event: CERAWeek
By Svitlana Romanko, Director and Founder of Razom We Stand
While CERAWeek 2023 has the motto: "Navigating a Turbulent World: Energy, Climate and Security", nowhere is it mentioned in the agenda that actually energy self-reliance, based on decentralized clean energy, is the best way for a country to achieve energy security.