Experts discuss ecological modernization of energy sector

October 5, 2017

Experts discuss ecological modernization of energy sector

5 October, Moscow. – The panel discussion ‘The Ecological Modernization of the Energy Sector: Russia’s Strategy and International Experience’ was held as part of Russian Energy Week. The meeting was attended by leading fuel and energy industry companies and moderated by General Director of the Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation Anatoly Tikhonov.

“Fuel and energy enterprises are traditionally among the leaders in greenhouse gas emissions around the world. True to form, the global leaders in the fuel and energy industry were the first to set the goal of optimizing resource consumption, and the modernization of industrial assets associated with this strategy has led to the development of innovative technologies, energy management systems, and a green economy”, Anatoly Tikhonov said in his opening address.

The session participants discussed which strategic regulation tools and financial resources could be used today, which resource consumption optimization tools could contribute to the development of investments in innovative industrial production, and which priorities should be chosen taking into account the ecological modernization strategy for the fuel and energy industry in Russia and around the world.

“Now we are accumulating the experience that will make it possible to use the enormous resource potential in the region in the most safe and efficient way”, NOVATEK Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Denis Khramov said in his report on the situation in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.

Transneft Vice President Mikhail Margelov spoke about what activities and projects the company is implementing in terms of environmental safety. “As an infrastructure company, environmental safety is a matter of daily concern for us”, he said.

In his address, Research Institute ‘Environmental Industrial Policy Centre’ Director Dmitry Skobelev, drawing from his experience and interaction with leading experts in the fuel and energy industry and international companies, spoke about how to make the ecological modernization of the Russian fuel and energy sector environmentally efficient.

Upon conclusion of the panel discussion, Anatoly Tikhonov thanked the representatives of the Union of French Enterprises for the Development of Energy Efficiency and Environmental Safety for their cooperation and suggested returning to the mechanism of a Russian-French centre.

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