During the energy transition, Russia needs to bolster the development of nuclear energy and cooperation with other countries
Today, the share of nuclear power [in global energy output] is around 5–7% on average. There are countries where this figure reaches 80%, for example, France. In our country, nuclear power accounts for 20% today. The president has set the goal of increasing the share of nuclear energy to 25% by 2040. Today, as part of the development and consideration of the energy balance for this period, we are also looking at the construction of new modern units that have been developed by our nuclear industry, Rosatom, and science, which are handling these issues. I believe this is the future — Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Nuclear power is among the cleanest energy sources in terms of its cleanliness, output per kWh, and CO2 emissions. Wind power is perhaps the only other one in first place in terms of emissions — Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
The energy transition involves replacing conventional hydrocarbon sources with new types of energy and modern pure types as well as increasing the share of sun, wind, hydrogen, nuclear generation, hydroelectricity, and so on in the energy balance. So, of course, we are cooperating with other countries in this regard, because this is a common global agenda. We are interested in cooperation and working out joint developments — Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.