Results of international research-to-practice conference “Decarbonization in the European Union and New Paradigm for the Development of Fuel and Energy Complex in Russia” held on August 31 – September 1, 2021, in Kazan
The Tatarstan International Conference gathered a large number of participants who presented 130 papers for discussions, including 65 poster presentations. Twenty-six per cent of all presentations touched on the decarbonization issues, which was due to the broadness of the conference program and novelty of the decarbonization topic for the wide public, including both scientists and operators. As for the operators, they had but a general idea of decarbonization and relied on getting off with some activities to reduce carbonization at the cost of cutting down energy expenditures of oil companies.
The paper presents arguments of both advocates and opponents of global transition to green energy. The author analyzes some speakers’ opinion that decarbonization for Russia is an evil necessity needed to mitigate the issues of energy transition. Broad oil and gas community suggests that hydrocarbon generation should be developed in accordance with the prior development strategy and the new paradigm of Russia’s oil industry development discussed at the 2021 and 2020 Tatarstan forums.
Discussion of the program of Russia’s fuel and energy complex development did not yield any new insights as compared to the last-year’s discussions of the new paradigm of Russia’s oil industry development offered by the Academy Fellow A.E. Kontorovich.
R.Kh. Muslimov, Dr. Sc., Professor, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the Academy of Mining Sciences
R.Kh. Muslimov Itogi provedennoj 31 avgusta – 1 sentjabrja v g. Kazani mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii «Reshenie Evropejskogo sojuza o dekarbonizacii i novaja paradigma razvitija top-livno-jenergeticheskogo kompleksa Rossii» [Results of international research-to-practice conference «Decarbonization in the European Union and New Paradigm for the Development of Fuel and Energy Complex in Russia» held on August 31 – September 1, 2021, in Kazan]. Neftyanaya Provintsiya, No. 4(28), Part 2, 2021. pp. 260-292. DOI https://doi.org/10.25689/NP.2021.3.260-292 (in Russian)