Synergy and a balance of various forms of fuel are needed for the development of the energy sector and the energy transition
We are also looking at issues to do with synergy. For example, there are remote projects in the Nenets Autonomous Area which operate in complete isolation from the energy system. And, we are looking into whether it would be more beneficial to us at specific stages of the life cycle to not only place the emphasis on gas when it comes to the energy production mix. At a particular moment, it will be necessary to move over to diesel, for example. We have been looking into developing wind energy, and we have already begun initial trials. Basically, we are looking at alternative energy specifically in terms of synergy with our main line of business — Sergey Kudryashov, Director General, Zarubezhneft.
Up to 2050, hydrocarbons will naturally continue to account for a significant proportion of the overall global energy mix. If we avoid going to extreme ends of the spectrum in terms of either green or traditional forms of energy, we can see that the problem needs to be addressed specifically by focusing on the result. If the result is a reduction in emissions, rather than rebuilding the foundations we currently have, then synergy between the traditional and new segments is the correct path to take — Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
In order for new technology to be developed, implemented, and made more powerful, a balance needs to be struck, particularly in this period of transition. It appears that everything currently happening in the EU is not so much a crisis – so to speak – of alternative energy sources. Rather, it is about certain difficulties, and even, if I may say, mistakes that were made at the stage of planning for the energy transition, — Tatyana Zavyalova, Senior Vice President for ESG, Sberbank.