Energy Strategy to 2030 Russian Federation 2009

Name of policy Energy Strategy to 2030
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Russian Federation
Region Europe


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Energy and other taxes
      • Tax relief
  • Research & Development and Deployment (RD&D)
    • Policy support
      • Strategic planning
      • Information and education
        • Advice or Aid in implementation
        • Regulatory Instruments
          Sector name
          • Electricity and heat
            • Gas
            • Oil
          Policy description For the period up to 2030 (compared with 2005 levels) the strategy aims to achieve the following:

          • the share of the fuel and energy complex in the gross domestic product and the share of fuel and energy resources in export should be decreased by no less than 1.7 times; • the share of the energy export in the gross domestic product should be decreased by no less than 3 times; • the share of investments in the fuel and energy complex as a percentage of the gross domestic product should be decreased by no less than 1.4 times, and their share in the total volume of investments – by more than twice; • the energy intensity of the gross domestic product should be decreased by more than twice; • the electricity intensity of the gross domestic product should be decreased by no less than 1.6 times

          The projected fuel and energy balance of Russia for the period up to 2030 provides for the following: • reduction in the share of gas in the primary energy consumption from 52% in 2005 to 46–47% by 2030; • increase in the share of non-fuel energy in the primary energy consumption from 11% up to 13–14% by 2030; • large-scale reduction in the specific energy intensity of the economy and the energy sector (by 2.1–2.3 times) along with insignificant growth of domestic consumption (by 1.4–1.6 times), export (by 1.1–1.2 times) and production (1.3–1.4 times) of energy

          The main strategic guidelines of the long-term state energy policy are as follows: • energy security; • energy efficiency of the economy; • budget efficiency of the energy sector; • environmental safety of the energy sector

          The main mechanisms of the state energy policy are as follows: • creating a favorable economic environment for the operation of the fuel and energy complex (including coordinated tariff, tax, customs, antimonopoly regulations and institutional reforms in the fuel and energy complex); • introducing a system of advanced technical regulations, national standards and norms improving and stimulating the implementation of key priorities and guidelines for energy development, including improving the energy efficiency of the economy; • stimulating and supporting business entities strategic initiatives in investment, innovation, energy-saving, environmental and other priority areas; • improving the management efficiency of state property in the fuel and energy complex.

          By the end of the Strategy third implementation phase, the proportion of Eastern energy markets in the Russian energy export of liquid hydrocarbons (oil and oil products) should grow from the current 6 to 22–25%, while natural gas export should grow from 0 to 19–20%.

          The Strategy sets a 56 percent energy intensity reduction target for 2030 (compared with 2005). It will be accomplished in three stages: the first is a major overhaul of the energy sector; the second emphasizes efficiency gains through new technology within the fuel and energy sectors; and the third stresses economy-wide energy efficiency. The targets for each phase for the various indicators can be found in Annex 3 of the document.

          To be updated by Energy Strategy of Russia to 2035. A draft of the updated strategy, Energy Strategy Plan to 2035 is currently under review.

          The text presented in this description was extracted from 'Energy Strategy of Russia for the period up to 2030' (Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, 2010 http://www.energystrategy.ru/projects/docs/ES-2030_%28Eng%29.pdf)

          Policy type
          • Energy efficiency1
          Policy stringency
          Implementation state Implemented
          Date of decision 2009
          Start date of implementation
          End date of implementation
          High impact GHG reduction
          Impact indicator


          Source or references Full document: http://www.energystrategy.ru/projects/docs/ES-2030_(Eng).pdf
          Supports policies
          Is supported by policies
          Comments (background and assessment)
          Status Final

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