Rebuilding Ukraine’s Energy Sector

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In this week’s episode, Steven Burns, Chief Director of Energy and Infrastructure for Europe and Eurasia, USAID, joins Ben Cahill with the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program, for an update on Ukraine’s energy sector.  Steve describes the current state of Ukraine’s energy sector and the extensive damage done by Russian attacks this past winter, especially to the electricity sector.  Steve outlines the role that USAID is playing in the reconstruction, with the help of its partners and Ukrainian counterparts, to fix the existing energy infrastructure, restore capacity, and build for a more resilient and lower-emission energy future.

Ben Cahill
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Lisa Hyland
Assistant Director for Energy Education and Public Programming, Energy Security and Climate Change Program