Energy transitions in carbon-producing countries


Authored by: Jack D. Sharples

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781857437454
eBook ISBN: 9781315723617
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In the context of the study of energy transitions in carbon-producing countries, Russia presents a case that is both highly significant and highly interesting, due to its specificity. Russia’s significance as a carbon-producing country derives from its status as a world-leading energy producer: in 2014, Russia ranked second for oil and gas production, sixth for coal production, third for nuclear power production, fourth for hydroelectricity generation, and fourth for electricity generation overall. 1 Not only does Russia produce fuel for its own consumption, it facilitates the fuel consumption (and, therefore, CO2 emissions) of other countries through its hydrocarbon exports.

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