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27 may 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Anton Melnichuk

Anton Melnichuk Directorate for WTO Policies

Limiting Russian imports from the EU is theoretically possible
A new “EU – Russia” WTO dispute erupted regarding anti-dumping duties of the Customs Union for imports of light commercial vehicles from Italy and Germany, introduced in 14 May 2013. “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” researched how justified are the claims of European Union in terms of WTO rules.
22 may 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

By 2020 Russia will start to supply natural gas, making over one percent of annual global gas production
Negotiations for a new gas pipeline between Russia and China led to the signing of the memorandum of understanding on cooperation on natural gas issues in 2009. Later the parties signed the roadmap to the memorandum as well as the framework agreement on main terms for gas supply between Gazprom and CNPC. For several years, the parties were unable to agree on the price for natural gas.
19 may 2014 Neft Rossii
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Following worldwide trends and the fundamentally changed approach to fuel and energy complex are strong points of the ES-2035 project
The adoption of two important documents is expected this spring, i.e. the Energy Strategy up to 2035 and the “Energy efficiency and energy development” program up to 2020. They are supposed to set the priorities of the state policy in the fuel and energy complex and to point out the priorities both for public authorities and companies. Along with that, in the nearest future public authorities and market participants will have to find answers to many other important questions regarding the future of the national energy sector.
14 may 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Obligatory assessment of impact that industrial policies have on competition should be reflected in the law
On the eve of the Victory Day the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation published a draft law “On industrial policy” that contains important innovations: for example, tax exemptions for the most significant investment projects, start-up subsidies, and European-like low interest rate loans.
13 may 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Evgeny Gasho

Evgeny Gasho Department for Expert Analytics

Investments in heat supply field have relatively long pay back periods
The term of the annual energy saving program requiring that schools, kindergartens and hospitals of the Russian Federation, cut down their energy consumption until 2015, is to be extended for 5 more years. According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the public sector has a high potential for energy saving and better energy efficiency, while doing small steps in achieving that.
12 may 2014 Kommersant
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

EU needs for traditional energy resources will be reduced
Head of Department for Strategic Studies in Energy at the Analytical Center Alexander Kurdin made this statement, presenting the Global and Russian Energy Outlook up to 2040, prepared by the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation together with the Institute of Oil and Gas Problems of the Russian Academy of Science.

12 may 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

The most helpful thing that the Western Europe can do for Ukraine is to give money to pay for Russian gas supply
Gazprom could suspend gas supply to Ukraine, unless the debt problem is solved. Europe understands that any restrictions on energy resources imports from Russia will have an immediate impact on prices. Therefore, it is planned to build liquefied natural gas terminals throughout Europe, and also plans for new gas pipelines installations from the West to the East and from Africa to Europe are taken into consideration.

5 may 2014 Russian Utilities Services Complex
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

Analytical Center developed methods of involving energy service companies into the modernization of the regional housing fund under energy service contracts
In the period from April to November 2013 the Analytical Center monitored the use of energy service model for energy efficient modernization of the housing fund and municipal structure objects. The results of this monitoring showed that there are companies on the domestic market who have material and intellectual resources for this modernization. At the same time, energy conservation development in housing sector is very slow.

28 april 2014 Kommersant
Yuri Ammosov

Yuri Ammosov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Number of programmers in the market grows every year
Ministry of Communications plans to increase the number of state-funded places in IT in higher education institutions.These steps can help to interest school children in programming disciplines.

24 april 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

We need to talk about “energy efficient” capital repairs where are used materials and technologies that can prospectively reduce costs of maintaining a building
By the year 2015 Russia should get a legal framework that could allow to carry out capital repairs of apartment buildings involving private funds. It is expected that investors will take part in the housing modernization within the energy service contracts.