“Why are we being urged – that we must walk away from low-cost coal power generation and put in its place more expensive generation?” Sergei Tsivilyov told a session entitled ‘The Future of Coal in a World Shaped by the Climate Agenda: The End, or a New Beginning?’
“We must go on our own path. We will find the economic means that will enable us to play an active role in the climate debate, provide a comfortable way of life for our people and develop industry.”
The Kuzbass coalfield region, where Kemerovo is located, has called for the creation of a carbon testing area to develop CO2 capture technology and improve the absorption capacity of forests.
“We have adopted a list of measures, we will find a way to deal with the forests and we will choose the most effective means of capturing CO2,” Tsivilyov said.