Mitia Khopta, Editor-in-Chief, Abilities:
What is a situation with the RES market in Ukraine today?
Perhaps, this is the most acute phase of the conflict between the past and the future, the conventional and the renewable energy sources. The traditional ones try to take revenge, but, anyway, they have had their day. Local attempts to stop time and prevent RES expansion will not be able to resist the power of the global trend. Therefore, we all need, despite the resistance, to hold on and to move, step by step, to 100% RES.
Please tell us about your magazine
Abilities is about opportunities. Opportunities that the new world opens to us. These are clean and potentially free energy from renewable sources, overcoming climate change, cleaning up the planet from harmful waste… Every day we publish stories about the world's progress towards 100% RES, decarbonization, and environment on the website abilities.solar and project's Facebook and Instagram pages. The project was launched and inspired by the KNESS Group.
Who are you writing for?
For Ukrainians who look ahead, into the future, and understand that each one of us is responsible both for our country and for our planet. Because it is billions of everyday habits, eyes shut, mindless actions that contributed to the climate crisis.
What is the mission of your magazine?
To remind about what matters most every day. Because current issues should not distract us from the really important things – in the maximum, global scale. It is the global survival, it is the reflection on what we will leave to the future generations.
In what way does your magazine promote Ukraine's progress towards 100% clean energy?
Our job is to pave a path to 100% RES in the Ukrainian information space. We demonstrate the positive experience and actions of other countries; we disseminate achievements of Ukrainians in the area of RES and environment, we fill a small but important sector of the media space with the content which constantly reminds about the issues of development and future. They should not get lost among today's problems. In addition to the Abilities project, our media group, Sunwalkers studio, creates a series of documentaries titled "Light Energy," performs modeling of the energy sector development, and participates in civil sector events dedicated to the RES and environment.