Preprint to be published in the Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress, November 8-12, 2015, Daegu, Korea; available from Christian Breyer’s profile on ResearchGate.net / by Dmitrii Bogdanov and Christian Breyer
[From a Lapeenranta University of Technology Press Release] A fully renewable energy system is achievable and economically viable in Russia and Central Asia in 2030. Researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) modelled a renewable energy system for Russia and Central Asia. Results show that renewable energy is the cheapest option for the continent and can make Russia a very energy competitive region in the future.
According to the research, a 100 percent renewable energy system for Russia and Central Asia would be roughly 50 percent lower in cost than a system based on latest European nuclear technology or carbon capture and storage. Renewable energy covers electricity and industrial natural gas demand, not, for example, transport or heating…