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RSS 27 july 2016

Experts discussed the introduction of a system for assessing supervision and monitoring activities

The Analytical Center has hosted a seminar on the introduction of a system for assessing the performance of the supervision and monitoring activities. The seminar was attended by representatives of the federal executive authorities involved into the implementation of the pilot project to develop and introduce a system for assessing the performance of supervision and monitoring activities approved by the Russian Government in Resolution No 934-r of May 17, 2016. It was also attended by representatives of the public business associations. Representatives of the EMERCOM, the Federal Supervision Agency for Customer Protection and Human Welfare and the Federal Forestry Agency represented the supervisory authorities. The experts exchanged recommendations on what should be included into the federal regulations and presented the ways to improve the effectiveness of supervision and monitoring activity. More…

  • 22 july 2016
    The state is taking measures to promote competition on the natural gas market
    “The government issued a resolution under which state regulation of wholesale natural gas prices will continue during a transitional period that will last until 2018 at which point all regulation of wholesale prices will cease and all NG suppliers will pay a single transport rate,” said the Deputy Head of the Division for control over natural gas and coal industry at the Federal Antimonopoly Service Maxim Timofeev in a keynote address at a roundtable titled “Targets and barriers for competition development on the Russian natural gas market” that was held at the Analytical Center.
  • 21 july 2016
    People have experience of rational behavior in crisis situations but they need their local problems solved
    The Analytical Center has held a Round-table titled Employment, Income and Personal Consumption in Russia during the Socio-Economic Crisis: Regional Aspect. Experts talked about types of regions and how the economy of each region and the living standards of the population depend on the local conditions, they also discussed the decline in real household income and how consumer demand is shifting towards more and more groceries. Other topics that were discussed included the redistribution of employment between the formal and informal sectors of the economy and other social problems.
  • 20 july 2016
    What Russia risks by ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement
    The Analytical Center discussed a report titled Risks of Paris Climate Change Agreement Implementation for the Economy and National Security of Russia prepared by the specialists of the Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM). The issues discussed included a natural amenities preservation agenda as a tool in global competition, introduction of carbon duties and an emissions tax, and possible alternative soft measures of preventing climate change.
  • 19 july 2016
    We need a comprehensive project for expanding the tourism potential of the Baikal region
    “A comprehensive project needs to be developed to explore and develop the tourism potential of the areas around Lake Baikal, including Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal region. The project to renovate the town of Listvyanka should not be limited to the town itself, because developing Baikal on one side only does not really make sense,” said the deputy head of the Analytical Center Mikhail Pryadilnikov, speaking at a discussion of the Listvyanka settlement 300th anniversary project held as part of the events devoted to improving the investment climate in Irkutsk Oblast.
  • 18 july 2016
    The Industrial Policy Needs Minimal Energy Consumption Standards
    The active work to develop a new industrial policy in Russia goes hand in hand with the development of the energy sector, territorial development efforts, efforts to increase energy efficiency both in industry and in the sectors that use industrial products. The goal of improving energy efficiency is becoming more and more salient and achieving that goal involves, among other things, setting minimal energy efficiency standards for specific types of equipment. If a labelling program and minimal energy efficiency standards were introduced, Russia could potential save up to 6% of the total amount of annual energy consumption, Analytical Center experts believe.
  • 15 july 2016
    The Energy Sector Joins Forces with the Industry Sector
    “There is nothing wrong about the fact that large cities in our country were created as major industrial centers: today we need to use industrial capacity to modernize our cities and to ensure that together they can effect economic and social growth,” believes Analytical Center expert Evgeny Gasho. A round table on energy and industrial policy and how together they can create a new impetus for development was held as part of Innoprom-2016 to discuss industrial development, ways to improve energy efficiency and urban development.
  • 14 july 2016
    Smart Cities Manage their Resources Rationally
    Smart cities are changing the world. Where are these changes taking us, how do we manage them and how do we make use of them, taking into account the realities of the modern world? Those were the issues discussed at the plenary session of the Urban Technologies forum held as part of the business program at Innoprom-2016. The discussion was moderated by Analytical Center expert Evgeny Gasho. “Is there a generally accepted understanding about what is a smart city? Do we translate the term ‘smart city’ correctly?” were the questions he asked to set the main topic of the discussion.
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