Hydropower is not affected by energy crises and pandemics

According to Pavel Bezrukikh, Professor of the Institute of Hydropower and Renewable Energy, MPEI, power generation based on Renewable Energy Sources (RES) has become the most effective factor in overcoming the negative consequences caused by lockdowns amid coronavirus infection. The opinion was expressed during the round table arranged by Global Energy Association and the Energy Policy magazine.

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Energy transition focus only on wind and solar can lead to significant problems

Energy Transition 4.0 is traditionally associated with development of solar and wind generation, but such a rather narrow approach can lead to a number of problems, said Irina Ananich, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Federal State Budgetary Organization Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Energy Ministry of the Russian Federation, at the round table organised by the Global Energy Association and the Energy Policy magazine.

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RES and controlled thermonuclear fusion may become the basis of the global energy balance by the end of the 21st century

Even at the end of the 21st century, such thermal energy sources as oil, gas and coal will account for 5-10% of the world energy balance. The share of renewable energy sources (RES) will be 85-90%, but only if mankind is able to master the controlled thermonuclear fusion technology, according to the opinion of Valery Bessel, Professor of Gubkin Oil and Gas University, expressed during the round table arranged by the Global Energy Association and the Energy Policy Journal.

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What the coming climate has in store for us…

As says Alexander Makarov, in his opinion column published in the Vedomosti newspaper, climate change is rooted in natural processes, which humanity is unable to stop but has an opportunity to slow them down, calculate and reduce their probable negative effects.

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Georgy Tikhomirov: closed nuclear fuel cycle opens up access to 99% percent of uranium’s energy

In 2021, in the Tomsk Region, located in Eastern Siberia, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom began construction of the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled reactor. Why can this project demonstrate the benefits of a closed nuclear fuel cycle? When will this technology be commercialised? And what is the future of thorium reactors? Georgy Tikhomirov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics and Technology of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, one of the authors of the report “10 Breakthrough Ideas in Energy for the Next 10 Years”, answered these questions in an interview for the Global Energy Association.

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