The Department carries out research in specific industries and the fuel and energy sector on the whole, including urgent issues and problems in the Russian energy sector. Experts of the Department also carry out research on long-term trends in global energy markets, structural changes in the global energy sector, changes in the fuel and energy balance worldwide and in specific regions.
Experts of the Department have prepared some 100 information and analytical reports and materials on various problems of the fuel and energy sector in Russia and worldwide, including the annual statistics digest Russian Fuel and Energy Sector. In 2013-2014, the Department also took part in preparing the Forecast of the Development of Global and Russian Energy Sectors up to 2040, the draft Energy Strategy for Russia up to 2035, the concept of Energy Strategy for Russia up to 2050, and proposals to improve state-run program Energy Efficiency and Energy Development. Energy bulletins are issued on a monthly basis, and Reviews of Legal and Regulatory Changes in the Fuel and Energy Sector in Russia and Worldwide are issued on a quarterly basis.