Russia aims for 29 TWh of renewable power by 2035
Russia expects to increase its electricity generation from renewable energy sources from 2 billion kWh to 29 billion kWh by 2035, the country says in answers submitted as part of UN’s Multilateral Assessment process.
In the submissions, Russia says it supports the transition to low-carbon and renewable energy, and notes that hydropower generation currently accounts for 17% of its total electricity production.
The Multilateral Assessment process is designed to assess the progress of developed countries in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The current round of assessment involves 18 countries, with one of them being Russia. The process includes an online question and answer period, where all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) can submit questions to the countries being assessed. The questions and answers were posted this week, ahead of the climate change conference starting next week in Bonn, Germany.
The past several weeks saw some interesting renewables news from Russia. It was announced that a subsidiary of state-controlled nuclear energy company Rosatom is getting ready to build wind parks in the Republic of Adygea, with an investment of up to RUB 20 billion (USD 358m/EUR 330m). This was followed by the news that Finnish utility Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) has agreed to invest in a new Russian wind power joint venture with state-run nanotechnology company Rusnano.
source: Renewables Now