Given all the developments <...> in international energy markets, we have to rethink decarbonization itself, the very movement towards it and the path we have to take to achieve all our goals, which have undoubtedly been preserved. <...> The reassessment of opportunities globally has taken place primarily in the European markets, certainly also in the North American markets. <...> Everyone realized that conventional energy sources are the base, and we have to add on to that base in terms of carbon neutrality. We need to change this base in an evolutionary way — Evgeny Grabchak, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
Electricity is the lowest-carbon carrier, especially if it is produced by hydropower or renewable sources of energy or the atom. <...> In a situation of high energy prices, everyone is aiming for coal. It is cheaper. We need to look closely into what extent it is optimal from the environmental and social point of view, from the point of view of the quality of jobs that this industry creates — Irina Gaida, Expert, Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG Principles, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech).
We have a unique experience in the construction of the Kola Wind Farm, where the well-known international company Siemens Gamesa was our partner. This project is unique in many ways: it is located in high latitudes, in the tundra, among moss, rocks, with a fantastic wind potential. <...> In the middle of this project, our international partner simply left us. We mastered the whole cycle of wind turbine construction together with our domestic partner in no time. Of course, we encountered difficulties there — Oleg Kosmenyuk, Deputy General Director – Director for Generation, Enel Russia PJSC.
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