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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Renewable energy sources received the governmental support

Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution that should enhance the investment attractiveness of alternative energy projects.

The document excludes excessive requirements for the design, construction and operation of generating facilities operating on renewable energy sources (RES) basis. According to Sergey Alekseenko, the Global Energy Prize laureate-2018, Head of Heat and Mass Transfer Research Laboratory  at the Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS, Russia clearly falls out of the global trend of renewable energy development. It is enough to refer to the figures. "Recently, the world has seen a rapid growth of RES. Their electricity production share has increased from a negligible two percent in 2003 to almost 10% today and it will reach 11.2% by 2020, as expected. Plans for Russia are very modest - only 1 percent by 2020, that is less, and it is doubtful that this figure will be achieved. Many countries have more impressive plans. Thus, Germany is going to generate 80% of energy from renewable energy sources by 2050," said Sergey Alekseenko.

The alternative generation in Russian fuel and energy share balance remains low. It is less than 0.3 percent in the installed capacity of Russia and less than 0.1 percent in the structure of electricity generation, according to the beginning of 2018.

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