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Clean Energy Sources: Insights from Russia

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Department of General and Strategic Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 101000 Moscow, Russia
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Institute of Ecology and Geography, Siberian Federal University, pr. Svobodny, 79, 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Resources 2019, 8(2), 84; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8020084
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 22 April 2019 / Accepted: 23 April 2019 / Published: 1 May 2019
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Abstract

The paper is devoted to the assessment of the prospects of implementing clean energy sources in Russia, where the current energy policy goal is to increase the role of renewable and clean energy sources. The research is based on data from the Krasnoyarsk Region as one of the largest territories but also as a representative model of Russia. The aim of the study is to identify where and which renewable energy source (solar, wind, hydro and nuclear) has the highest potential. The novelty of our research lies in its holistic nature: authors consider both geographical and technical potential for renewable energy sources development as well as prospective demand for such resources, while previous research is mostly focused on specific aspects of renewable energy development. We also consider the level of air pollution as an important factor for the development of renewable energy sources. The results of the study show that there is a strong potential for clean energy sources in the Krasnoyarsk Region. The resulting matrix identifies the potential of energy sources across all the municipal entities and also indicates whether the source of energy is primary or supplemental and where several sources may be implemented in cooperation. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy source; energy mix; power potential assessment; energy demand; energy planning; clean energy portfolio renewable energy source; energy mix; power potential assessment; energy demand; energy planning; clean energy portfolio
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Gavrikova, E.; Burda, Y.; Gavrikov, V.; Sharafutdinov, R.; Volkova, I.; Rubleva, M.; Polosukhina, D. Clean Energy Sources: Insights from Russia. Resources 2019, 8, 84.

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