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New Narratives on Russian Renewable Energy Policy

"New Narratives on Russian Renewable Energy Policy" by A.Belyi and I.Overland

The article "New Narratives on Russian Renewable Energy Policy" prepared by the expert of the CCEIS Andrey Belyi and I.Overland (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo) was published in Revue de l'Energie (Paris), N 594 (May 2010)

The article points out the renewable energy potential in Russia in light of the new policy targets development, technical and economic potential as well as limits related to a lack of effectiveness of renewable energy promoting policies. Moreover, the article links the renewable energy development to the liberalization of Russian power sector which actually provides a possibility for market-support mechanisms, such as the green certificates. Renewable energy in Russia also has an important regional dimension, particularly for remote regions.