In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Danish energy provider Ørsted has decided to stop sourcing biomass and coal from Russia for its power plants. The company has decided not to contract any Russian companies for its renewable energy projects because it finds the situation “deeply disturbing.” It has also stated that it will not enter into any new contracts with Russian enterprises and will ensure that no direct Ørsted suppliers for the development of renewable assets are Russian.

Ørsted proposes a “clear and concerted” action from the European Union (EU) and the UK in relation to the gas supplied to Denmark by Russian state-owned gas corporation Gazprom. Ørsted’s decision follows Vattenfall, a Swedish multinational power provider, suspending nuclear fuel deliveries from Russia to its nuclear power facilities until further notice. Vattenfall currently owns ten nuclear reactors, five of which are active. Ukraine has also informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that missiles struck a nuclear waste disposal plant in Kiev. According to IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi, no damage to the facility has been reported, and no reports of radioactive material being released from the site.