All articles by Julian Popov

Julian Popov

Julian Popov is a fellow of the European Climate Foundation, chairman of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe and the former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria. He is a member of the advisory council of EIT Climate-KIC and sits on the boards of several European energy policy think tanks.

Why the US should push renewables, not gas, in Europe

The Three Seas Initiative between countries in the east of Europe remains, with US support, focused on gas. Switching its attention to renewables would avoid stranded assets and boost technological, industrial and economic transformation, writes Julian Popov from the European Climate Foundation.

Why we need an EU-Turkey energy transition platform

Accession talks between the EU and Turkey have well and truly stalled, but trying to work more closely together on clean energy could benefit both sides, and help take fossil fuels offline.

How Ukraine could be key to EU clean energy ambitions

The EU has big climate plans. With the right frameworks in place, neighbouring Ukraine could help Europe achieve its vision.

The myths keeping eastern Europe in the fossil age

Eastern European leaders frequently hinder climate negotiations in Brussels, but this attitude is damaging their development as well as efforts to tackle climate change.

US-Russia gas battle is building stranded assets in Europe

For too long the US has supported gas projects in Europe that offer alternatives to Russian gas imports.

Will Russia fully engage with the geopolitics of clean energy?

A refusal by Russia to fully take part in the global clean energy transition could have serious economic and political repercussions for the country.

The misleading energy transition language of Eastern Europe

Countries in Eastern Europe are often seen as climate action laggards, but the reality is more complicated.