Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS
Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS); vorerst online via Zoom, Link wird mit den Einladungen verschickt!
Forschungslabor: „Geschichte und Sozialanthropologie Südost‐ und Osteuropas“
Zeit: Donnerstag, 14–16 Uhr (Lehrstuhl) oder 16–18 Uhr (Graduiertenschule und Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus)
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 017)
Energy has been backing the development of the Russian economy for decades. The Russian economy is still heavily dependent on the oil and gas incomes. However, the times of easy oil and gas are over. The operating large deposits show high depletion rates while new explorations are lagging behind. Substitution of oil and gas by other primary energy carriers and by alternative energy sources is poor.
Russia's reaction to the changing situation was the formulation of several new strategies that opt for technical and economic measures to save energy and improve energy efficiency. The governmental documents take into account the earlier publications of the international community which explore technical and economically feasible measures for energy saving in all sectors of the Russian economy and address necessary institutional changes.
Are these measures appropriate? Will information campaigns, tax holidays and state guarantees be sufficient to induce changes? What is going to happen if reduction aims are not met, new refrigerators are not purchased and new pipes are not put in the ground? For decades, consumers in the enterprise and household sectors have not been investing in energy saving despite economic viability and even despite profitability. Can Russia really follow a path of energy saving and energy efficiency? This issue of OEI Policy Issues online provides a short and comprehensive evaluation of the documents.