Russia’s Energy Strategy 2035 forecasts an increase in domestic coal, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel consumption by as much as 3%, 5%, 6% and 20%, respectively by 2035.3
This diverges dramatically from a 1.5°C pathway for Russia, which requires a complete phase out of coal from the power sector by 2030 and overall emissions falling by at least 63% by the same year.
Ratcheting up Russia’s current, weak 4.5% non-hydropower renewable generation target by 2024, and implementing policies to begin rolling these technologies out at scale could help close its large ambition gap.
Key power sector benchmarks
Renewables shares and year of zero emissions power Including the use of BECCS
- 2020 3 % Renewable share
- 2024 5 % Renewable share
- 2030 75 to 92% Renewable share
- 2039-2041 Zero emissions power
- 2050 92 to 100% Renewable share