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Global Sustainability

The world public and the media continue to discuss the scandalous statement of experts of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which proposed to stop financing new projects related to the exploration and development of hydrocarbon deposits. Most analysts believe that this will not lead to an acceleration of the energy transition and reduction of human impact on nature, but only to a shortage of resources, an increase in their cost, and, as a consequence, a decline in the quality of life in developing countries. The result of this state of affairs will be an increased role of “dirty”, but cheaper technologies for power generation.
Российско-Германский форум
Politicians, scientists, and business representatives from our country and Germany, who spoke at the opening ceremony, spoke in favor of the development of partnership, despite the U.S. sanctions.
Российско-Германский форум
In 2019, the EU decided on a new economic development strategy that aims to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century. This means that the demand for coal, oil, and gas from European countries will be reduced to zero in less than 30 years. Is this possible in principle? And how will Brussels’ plans transform the Old World’s partnership with our country? After all, for the most part, we export hydrocarbons and refined products there.
The Ministry of Finance has opposed the introduction of tax incentives for high-viscosity and extra-viscosity oil fields before 2024. According to the officials, it will lead to a loss of budget revenues. Forpost decided to find out why this raw material, which in its commercial appearance looks like very thick black honey, is important for the national economy and why in the Komi Republic it is extracted from not a well, but a mine.
Bloomberg News Agency has published a report “Prospects of hydrogen economy” in which it is stated that already in thirty years the lightest gas in nature will cost no more than methane - from 220 to 440 dollars per thousand cubic meters, depending on the place of production. Steel mills, cement factories, automobiles, and ships will opt for environmentally friendly fuel and cut their harmful emissions by a third.
Experts have presented their forecasts as to how the global fuel & energy sector will develop and answered what hampers the execution of our country’s natural resource potential.
Russia will cut funding for a programme supporting transformation to renewables by 22 per cent. Eco-activists say the Kremlin ”is ignoring the signs of the end of the fossil-fuel era”.
Scientists from St. Petersburg Mining University, in co-authorship with their French colleagues, made a forecast regarding the prospects of global energy development.
The American establishment has once again called on Joe Biden to checkmate the trans-Baltic pipeline. What is the opinion on that in Germany?
March marked the tenth anniversary of the accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Its consequences turned out to be not as catastrophic as might have been expected immediately after the accident. However, the area around the plant is still uninhabitable, and the radioactive waste collected in the contamination area is stored in temporary warehouses, and no one knows what to do with it.