Can Russians promote energy saving behaviour without adversely affecting economic development of their own country? A look at Chelyabinsk.

Environmental discussions in Russia often focus on atmospheric pollution, waste and drinking water. They are starting to include sustainability and energy consumption. Russia is fourth in the world for primary energy consumption, electricity production and fossil fuel extraction. Across Russia’s cold climates, central heating is widely available in cities, with cheap electricity. There is very… Read More Can Russians promote energy saving behaviour without adversely affecting economic development of their own country? A look at Chelyabinsk.

12 new Russian standards for limiting GHGs by end of 2022 and 70 low carbon by 2030

Rosstandart has planned to approve 12 national standards for limiting greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the year, in total, more than 70 standards for low-carbon development are expected to be approved by 2030. Tass.ru via IrinaZerchaninova and Greentie Network The Russian Federation government which is a signatory to the Paris Climate agreement, has… Read More 12 new Russian standards for limiting GHGs by end of 2022 and 70 low carbon by 2030

Salt on the move in the permafrost

Researchers at Skoltech wanted to understand more about the effect of pressure and temperature on salt distribution in permafrost that contains hydrates and permafrost that doesn’t. Existing research does not model salt diffusion and transportation in permafrost thawing. They simulated experiments reproducing the degrading permafrost in laboratory conditions by changing the temperature and pressure whilst… Read More Salt on the move in the permafrost

Geo-engineering the business climate instead of the natural one can help start-ups

Researchers compared digital business models for renewable energy start-ups for solar and wind power. The market included digital technologies, customer orientation, delivery of value and revenue stream. They collected start-up data from the deal room database and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Technologies used included ‘deep tech’, artificial intelligence, blockchain, ‘deep learning’, machine learning,… Read More Geo-engineering the business climate instead of the natural one can help start-ups

Building a national permafrost picture benefits everyone

Up until now, multiple institutions across Russia monitor permafrost and focus on local results. Oil and gas industries do not share their permafrost results with each other. Human impact from energy industries has cumulatively increased permafrost temperature which further affects their infrastructure. The researchers recommend a new state monitoring system which can be linked to… Read More Building a national permafrost picture benefits everyone

Shades of green or black for Russia’s energy prospecting?

In recent years, the Russian state and businesses have been supportive for the national renewable energy development, however, the future of the industry is not yet clear as indicated in Proskuryakova and Ermolenko’s paper. The goal was to foresee the future for the renewable energy sector in Russia, and to provide a scientific ground for… Read More Shades of green or black for Russia’s energy prospecting?

It is all about the benefits: the Russian state discusses Arctic energy development.

The Arctic has been providing Russia with large amounts of oil and natural gas over the last century. The environmentally sensitive region will face many natural and social impacts if the hydrocarbon industry continues to work in this way, however, the state’s leadership would not like the business to stop. The recent study of Sidortsov… Read More It is all about the benefits: the Russian state discusses Arctic energy development.