RUSSIALINK: “Sustainable energy, Russian energy sector development through 2024 to top agenda of Energy Week – Novak” – Interfax

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MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax) – Sustainable energy, development plans of the Russian fuel and energy sector, and opportunities that investors will enjoy thanks to the launch of large-scale energy projects will top the agenda of Russian Energy Week, which will take place in Moscow on October 3-6, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

“This year, the main areas of discussion will be ‘Sustainable Energy for the Shifting World,’ plans for the development of the Russian fuel and energy sector through 2024, and opportunities that are opening up for investors, equipment manufacturers, and energy consumers in connection with the launch of large-scale energy projects,” Novak is quoted as saying in a statement seen by Interfax on Wednesday.

Another topic for discussion during Russian Energy Week is “World Energy 2035: Overcoming Barriers and Uniting Opportunities,” according to the statement. Participants in the discussion will touch on key trends in the modern electric power industry and discuss how to ensure the world’s energy security in today’s extremely volatile economic and political situation, it said.

Participants in the “What Will the Global Gas Market Be Like in 2030?” discussion will talk about gas and whether it can compete with renewable and atomic energy, the statement said.

“Ensuring energy security, increasing energy efficiency, the reliable supply of end-use energy to consumers, and attracting investment to modernization are now becoming important priorities in the sustainable development of the global fuel and energy industry, because energy not only provides the solution for humanity’s global problems, but also prevents those problems,” Russian presidential advisor and executive secretary of the Energy Week organizing committee Anton Kobyakov is quoted as saying.

The business program of the forum will include discussions of all aspects of the energy industry, as well as modern technology that Russia can import, the statement said. The forum’s participants will be able to get acquainted with strategies that lead to success in the petrochemicals market and learn if the coal industry will continue to drive growth of emerging economies, the statement said.

There will also be a meeting the Housing and Utilities Reform Fund supervisory board, which is expected to hear a discussion of ways to improve the investment climate in Russia’s housing and utilities sphere in 2018-2025 and develop an approach to the sector’s further development, it said.

This year’s Russian Energy Week will also include the award ceremony for the MediaTEK Contest for the Media, Energy Sector Press Services, and Regional Administrations, the statement said.