The Association of European Businesses (AEB) has put forward an initiative to organize a discussion at REW 2017 titled ‘Russian-European Cooperation: The Path to Growth in Global Energy Efficiency’ with the participation of AEB CEO Frank Schauff, Russian First Deputy Minister of Energy Alexey Teksler, Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Stanislav Voskresensky, Rosneft Vice President Vlada Rusakova, Chairman of the Enel Board of Directors Stepan Zvegintzov, BP Russia President David Campbell, and other Russian and foreign experts.
The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has completed a trial run of the commercial LADA VESTA CNG natural gas passenger vehicle. The test drive to determine the convenience and economic performance of the natural gas vehicle in Moscow was conducted with the support of AVTOVAZ over the course of a month – from 10 July to 10 August.
The Ministry of Energy of Russia has drafted a phased approach to replacing electricity meters with new generation devices. “Smart” electricity meters will convey energy consumption data directly to the electric grid company, thereby obviating the need to take monthly meter readings.
The international Russian Energy Week Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum will feature a Youth Day this year under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy of Russia and the Government of Moscow. The Youth Day’s major aim is to deliver the biggest awareness and communications platform in the industry, bringing together industry representatives and young people from the world’s leading universities and institutes.
The World Bank has estimated the economic effect for the Russian industry, energy, and transport sectors from the introduction of energy efficiency principles at USD 100 billion. The international financial organization’s calculations confirm the forecasts of the Russian Ministry of Energy set forth in the draft Energy Strategy.
According to a forecast released by the Russian Ministry of Energy, Russia’s oil output may fall by 0.1% in 2017 to 547 m tonnes. The Russian Federation’s compliance with its obligations to cut production will offset the crude output growth potential accumulated by the beginning of 2017.
The second day of the 6th Global Energy Prize Summit will be held during the 'Russian Energy Week' Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum.
The website of the #BrighterTogether All-Russian Energy Conservation Festival has started collecting signatures to support a petition on the accelerated transition to energy efficient lighting.
Moscow – Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Secretary General Mohammad Hossein Adeli has accepted Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak’s invitation to take part in the ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. A meeting of GECF ministers will also be held as part of the REW business programme.
The deadline for the Federal Tour of MediaTEK 2017, 3rd National Contest of the media, press services of FEC companies and regional administrations, is 20 August. The event is held with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
The Government of the Russian Federation has been instructed by Prime Minister Medvedev to develop a set of state support measures for electric vehicles in Russia by 17 August.
The Market Council has proposed altering the approach to the development of renewable energy in Russia. The regulator believes that the mechanisms offered by the state industrial policy would be more effective than the existing support system via the energy market in which the burden is placed on the consumer.