Energy Industry Experts Discuss Prospects for Russian-European Cooperation
Present at the session were Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Šarović, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn, and representatives from major European companies active in the Russian energy sector.
Participants in the event considered energy efficiency to be an important priority in global energy policy. They noted that it was a crucial factor in energy and environmental security, the fight against climate change, and ensuring universal access to energy resources.
‘In the present situation we consider it important to maintain and even to intensify mutually beneficial cooperation towards increasing energy efficiency in those sectors of the economy which are not limited by current and possible future political decisions. Among these areas we can include exports in technology and joint investment in centres for science and research,’ Anton Inyutsyn noted in his address.
Stable oil prices are essential for investment in the industry.
The winners of the Russian contest among the media, the press services of fuel and energy companies, and regional administrations MediaTEK 2017 will be awarded as part of the business programme of the Russian Energy Week international forum on 4–5 October 2017. The contest received roughly 400 works from 55 regions of Russia. The most active regions in terms of the number of applications were the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Krasnodar Territory, Leningrad Region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Republic of Tatarstan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, Kemerovo Region, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. The winner in the ‘Best Press Service’ nomination in the ‘National Fuel and Energy Sector Companies’ category was the company IDGC of the North Caucasus, while the winner in the ‘Regional Fuel and Energy Sector Companies’ category was Tatneft. Siberian Coal Energy Company took first place in the ‘Promotion of Fuel and Energy Sector Professions’ nomination among national companies, while the Kirov branch of T Plus along with the Kirov branch of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region – Kirovenergo took the top spot among regional companies. The contest’s Expert Council also established special prizes, which were awarded to 11 participants in the MediaTEK 2017 competition. The awards will be presented as part of REW 2017 by members of the MediaTEK Expert Council, which includes Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Russian President and Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design at the Higher School of Economics Andrey Bystritsky, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University Yelena Vartanova, Interfax Information Agency First Deputy CEO Georgy Gulia, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Anton Inyutsyn, Russia Today International Information Agency General Director Dmitry Kiselev, Eventica Communications General Director Sergey Kolushev, President of the Global Energy Association for the Development of International Energy Research and Projects Igor Lobovsky, TASS Information Agency General Director Sergey Mikhailov, and Kommersant Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Sergey Yakovlev.
The 'Russian Energy Week' Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum (REW), the successor to the ENES Forum, a highly popular event among its participants and visitors, will take place at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow on 3–7 October.