On November 29th, 2018, the Third International Forum on Clean Energy took place in St. Petersburg at the Hotel Ambassador. This year 3 key themes were raised during the discussions:
- Transition to the use of clean energy sources,
- Formation of state and corporate climate strategies,
- As well as the problems and consequences of climate change for the city of St. Petersburg.
Vadim Volkov, the Rector from European University at St. Petersburg opened the Forum with a few words stressing that this conference is a platform for exchanging views and an opportunity to discuss current issues of energy policy, economics and climate change from all points of view. Then, Ivan Serebritsky, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Management, Environmental Protection and Ensuring Environmental Safety of the Government of St. Petersburg, spoke about the city’s climate policy and the roadmap for mitigation measures.
The first session on “Energy Transition and Clean Energy” opened with a speech from the Director of the State Energy Policy Department (Ministry of Energy of Russia), Alexey Kulapin. He described the strategy for the development of the Russian energy sector, taking into account the need to reduce the anthropogenic impact on the environment. Alexey Kulapin noted that despite the country's availability of hydrocarbon resources and the "green" energy balance, Russia is paying close attention to the development of renewable energy sources. He stressed that from 2019, best available technologies will be actively used in the energy sector’s transition.
The second session was attended by major Russian and international companies: Gazprom Neft, Lafarge Holcim, Polymetal, Carbon Trust and Baltika, which evoked their corporate climate strategies, and presented their projects in energy efficiency with regards to the use of renewable energy and new technologies.
As a result of the discussion, the forum participants concluded that a timely and well-thought-out transition from traditional fuels to clean energy represents a key mission for states and society on the way to sustainable development.
They talked about us!
ALEXEY KULAPIN PARTICIPATED IN THE "CLEAN ENERGY FORUM". Read the press release (in Russian) from the Russian Ministry of Energy.
More information on the conference website.
Pictures of the event can be found here.
Materials and presentations can be found here.
Date: November 29, 2018
Location: Hotel Ambassador in Saint-Petersburg