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Russia Plans to Have 45-50% of Its Electricity Supply Derive from Nuclear Power by 2050
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Russia Plans to Have 45-50% of Its Electricity Supply Derive from Nuclear Power by 2050

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael OshchepkovSince the Russian state was formed in 1991, nuclear power has been playing an increasingly important role in the country’s economic development efforts. If in 1991 the share of nuclear power usage was about 11.2% in total Russia’s energy balance, in 2019 it amounted...

Russia’s Largest Obstacle: An Outdated Fuel and Energy System
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Russia’s Largest Obstacle: An Outdated Fuel and Energy System

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov Emissions from motor vehicles is a major obstacle to achieving the Russian goal of reducing energy intensity of GDP by 25% by 2025 and reducing automobile emissions by 60% by 2030. Currently, motor vehicles in Russia run mainly on petroleum products. Only about...

Russia Has Set an Ambitious Goal for Reducing Emissions by 2030
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Russia Has Set an Ambitious Goal for Reducing Emissions by 2030

This post was submitted by Russia Country Manager Michael OshchepkovAccording to the international scientific and political consensus, the main cause of climate change on the planet is the increase in the average annual temperature of the atmosphere. The main causes are primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), which accounted for 63.1% and 32.4% of...

Russia Spotlight City: Moscow
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Russia Spotlight City: Moscow

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov Even though Russia does not project an image of a country that is deeply concerned about climate change mitigation, there are a few cities which are actually worried about this problem. Of course, no other city in the country embodies these sentiments quite...

Best Climate Practice Russia: The Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU)
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Best Climate Practice Russia: The Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU)

Submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov As NGOs typically call attention to shortcomings in services provided by the state, there are some “red lines” impeding their broad activities in the Russian Federation. Despite this situation, there are both local NGOs and branches of international NGOs in Russia with hardly any having a...

Microgeneration Law in Russia
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Microgeneration Law in Russia

By Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Maria Stambler (Photo: bankstoday.net)Microgeneration is the small-scale generation of heat and electric power by individuals, small businesses, and communities to meet their own needs as an alternative to centralized grid-connected power. Although this may be motivated by practical considerations (i.e. unreliable grid power, long distance from the electrical grid) the term is mainly...

Climate Policy Recommendations for Russia Include a Green Deal, Hydrogen Economy, and Microgeneration
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Climate Policy Recommendations for Russia Include a Green Deal, Hydrogen Economy, and Microgeneration

Policy Recommendation #1: The Russian Green Deal The Russian Green Deal is an economic framework program that will help overcome the COVID-19 crisis and transform Russia into a sustainable, green and modern economy. This policy proposal was put forward by Greenpeace Russia in collaboration with Tatiana Lanshina, Senior Researcher at the Russian Presidential Academy of...

The Majority of Russia’s Electric Supply Comes from Natural Gas
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The Majority of Russia’s Electric Supply Comes from Natural Gas

Following the collapse of the Society Union in 1991, total electricity consumption in Russia decreased rapidly only to gradually begin increasing again after 1998. It seems to have levelled off in 2018 and was even reduced by a tiny fraction in 2019. In 2018, electricity consumption levels amounted to 999.4 Terawatt hours (TWh). Electricity consumption...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Russia Have Decreased by 26% Since 1990
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Russia Have Decreased by 26% Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 1587.02 Metric Tons in 2018, a Decrease of 26.65% from 1990 Levels (Source: IEA) Statistics and emissions trends for Russian greenhouse gas (GHG) levels regularly get sent to the UNFCCC and are available for public viewing. With most recent data from 2018, research indicates that excluding LULUCF, Russia’s total...

Russia Takes Baby Steps in Climate Mitigation
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Russia Takes Baby Steps in Climate Mitigation

President Putin has finally admitted Russia has been facing environmental and climate-related issues for years. A REGNUM correspondent reported that the President made this admission on July 13 at a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects. Gazprom says they see a niche for themselves in the European hydrogen strategy Konstantin Romanov,...

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