February 6, 2011

Development of Energy Efficiency Indicators in Russia

by Nathalie Trudeau and Isabel Murray

- Russia is sometimes referred to as "the Saudi Arabia of energy efficiency"; its vast potential to reduce energy consumption can be considered a significant "energy reserve". Russia, recognising the benefits of more efficient use of energy, is taking measures to exploit this potential. The president has set the goal to reduce energy intensity by 40% between 2007 and 2020. In the past few years, the IEA has worked closely with Russian authorities to support the development of energy efficiency indicators in Russia, critical to an effective implementation and monitoring of Russia’s ambitious energy intensity and efficiency goals. The key findings of the IEA work with Russia on developing energy efficiency indicators form the core of this report.

Trudeau, N. and I. Murray (2011). "Development of Energy Efficiency Indicators in Russia." The International Energy Organization, Working Paper, Jan 2011.