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Hopes to reduce global CO2 emissions will remain pipe dreams - Oleg Deripaska


The billionaire advised people worried about the environment not to rush to buy electric cars, which will now have to be charged with electricity produced at coal stations. It would be more honest, according to Deripaska, to buy a bicycle or walk to a public transport stop.

Hopes to reduce global CO2 emissions will remain pipe dreams - Oleg Deripaska

The hopes that arose after the conclusion of the Paris Agreements related to a possible radical reduction in environmental impact, reduction of emissions will remain unrealizable dreams, said Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

The main problem in the fight against climate change will be the unwillingness of most states to generate enough energy from their own natural resources, says the chairman of the supervisory board and founder of Basic Element, as well as the former head of the merged company Rusal and En + Group.

“If some countries are lucky with water resources, others will have to use natural gas for some time, then most countries theoretically have an obligation to seriously reduce energy consumption (for which they are obviously not ready). But, nevertheless, without an answer to this question, all dreams will remain dreams, "Deripaska said.

The businessman is convinced that the solution could be nuclear power, the development of which is hindered by numerous environmental organizations.

“However, to try to raise the level of nuclear generation in the same Europe to the level of 50% of the French is at least 30-40 years of continuous work: the development of new technologies, the training of tens of thousands of people - future personnel working in the industry, the closure of the nuclear cycle, new materials and components, new distribution of electricity, new network solutions, high-voltage lines, direct current transmission lines, "Deripaska noted and added that a real transition to new energy and a radical reduction in emissions is possible no earlier than 2060.

Recall that the current The energy crisis erupted in Europe and Asia in early autumn, when industrial needs for energy resources, from natural gas to coal and oil, soared, causing a spike in electricity prices, and in the case of China and even massive disconnections of consumers from power grids.

In Great Britain, in particular, due to weak wind and insufficient generation of "green" energy, wave of bankruptcies in the energy market, which affected more than one and a half million consumers. Some British companies thermal power plants that were shut down earlier as part of the fight against fossil fuels.

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