The Russian-Greek Forum on Renewable Energy was held in Thessaloniki (the second largest city in Greece) on 11 September, 2016. The delegations held official speeches, the people of science and business shared their experiences in terms of energy-efficient technologies and designs.
The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak said that the cooperation between Russia and Greece in the field of renewable energy has great potential, the implementation of which is primarily reflected in the efficient economic partnership between the two countries.
The Minister noted that it is the energy of a new generation, formed on modern approaches and sustainable principles, that should stimulate economic development.
The Russian legislation has been largely rebuilt to attract investors to the renewable energy market. And given the huge potential of the Russian territories, the number of investments in this market in the coming years will grow rapidly.
Russia (as well as over 170 UN member states) has acceded to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted last December.
The Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 1 August, 2016 № 1634-p approved territorial planning scheme in the field of energy.
International analysts and experts, as well as the Minister of Energy, predict strong growth in the Russian renewable energy as Russia will apply the most efficient modern technologies that have already made the production of energy from renewables competitive.