The West is trying to frame Moscow, claiming Russia's "coal success"


The German edition Die Welt has released material that Russia is allegedly trying to take the position of the world's main coal supplier, while ignoring global trends in "green" energy and not caring about its own ecology and health of the population. Russian officials point to the manipulative nature of the article released by the Germans.


According to Die Welt journalists, while the whole world is trying to reduce emissions of harmful substances and move to renewable energy, Russia is asserting its "coal ambitions" by increasing its coal production by 2000 percent since 70. The Germans are outraged that while the EU and the US are developing environmental programs and discussions about renewable energy sources, and the new President of the United States, Joseph Biden, is preparing a new environmental program, Russians continue to pollute the environment with coal.

First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Energy Committee, State Duma deputy Dmitry Ionin denied Die Welt's information. In his opinion, the German edition is trying to manipulate within the framework of negotiations on environmental agreements, in fact, trying to frame Moscow with talks about "coal success", or the level of training of experts of the FRG newspaper leaves much to be desired.

Russia does not stake on coal, it is an objectively outgoing resource, more expensive and harmful than gas. Why do we need to go back to the Stone Age and deal with coal is completely incomprehensible

- said Ionov in an interview FAN.

The deputy also recalled the internal gasification of the country, which was the subject of the corresponding decree of Vladimir Putin in May last year. Inside Russia, there is an intensive process of replacing coal with gas as a more economical and environmentally friendly fuel. The increase in coal production was due to the need for consumption within the country, however, the data of railway transportation reflects the trend of gasification of Russian territories.

In the event of a failure of programs on alternative energy sources, Russia does not plan to return to coal energy - the emphasis will be on gas and hydrogen projects.
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  1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 25 January 2021 11: 32
    +1
    So it was the Stakhanovite journalists from Die Welt who mined so much coal and decided to "substitute" Russia?
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 27 January 2021 02: 31
      -1
      So it was the Stakhanovite journalists from Die Welt who mined so much coal and decided to "substitute" Russia?

      As far as I remember, Australia and Indonesia produce more than Russia, but China has banned the import of coal from Australia and guess whose coal will go there?
      https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/4615746

      It seems that the Germans are simply strangled by a toad, against the background of the world production volume, Russia's share is not at all large, but it plans to increase production. And they are forced to use expensive energy and their industry becomes uncompetitive. What do they care about? We don't force them to buy coal, do we? If they're crazy, that's not our problem. Let them turn green with Biden.

      According to IEA statistics, the estimate in terms of coal production in Russia for 2020 - 394 million tons, 8,3% less than in 2018 and 2019 in 430 million tons. At the same time, according to the agency's forecast, in 2021, coal production will grow by only 0,6%, to 397 million tons.
      It is predicted that coal production in Russia in 2021-2025 will decline by 0,3% per year, to 392 million tons.
      According to the IEA, the total the volume of coal production in the world in 2020 will be 7,438 billion tonsis expected to decline by 6,5% compared to 2019. China is the leader in terms of production - 3,69 billion tons of coal or 49,6% of the forecast for 2020. The share of Russian production in the world accounts for 5,3% of the forecast. At the same time, Russia remains the largest coal producer in Europe.

      The Russian Energy Strategy, adopted in June 2020, envisages an increase in annual coal production to 448-530 million tons by 2024 and to 485-668 million tons by 2035.
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 25 January 2021 12: 17
    +7
    What nonsense! Is it Russia that burns this coal? We were ordered - we sold. Further - not our business.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 January 2021 13: 26
      +5
      Exactly! The Germans themselves are strenuously buying thermal coal from Russia to generate electricity and immediately shout - save from Russian coal! As in a joke about 3 alcoholics who found a bottle of dubious vodka - Save!
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 25 January 2021 13: 32
        -1
        The Germans themselves buy hard Russia has thermal coal for electricity generation

        https://www.dw.com/ru/ugol-iz-rossii-terjaet-rynok-frg-zakroet-11-jelektrostancij/a-55800110
        Quote:

        Germany, the largest importer of Russian coal in Europe, will significantly reduce its purchases from January 1, 2021. On December 1, it was announced the decision to turn off 11 German power plants operating on coal with a total capacity of about 4,8 GW in a month. After that, the demand for energy, the supply of which to Germany is approximately 45% provided by Russia, will inevitably fall.

        https://forpost-sz.ru/a/2020-01-22/v-germanii-boyatsya-chto-otkaz-ot-iskopaemogo-topliva-privedyot-k-ehnergeticheskomu

        The volume of coal imports to Germany at the end of last year decreased to 40,2 million tons, that is, fell by 14,7% compared to 2018. The demand for it from metallurgists decreased by 7,4%, to 11,5 million tons, and for coke - by 15,5%. Purchases from the largest consumer group - CHP plants operating on the dirtiest fossil fuels - also decreased by 17,4% to 26,8 million tons.

        Somehow these data do not fit with "hard buying".
        1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
          Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 16: 32
          +2
          She promised to cut it ... And she didn't promise to marry?
          Europe has sharply increased the purchase of coal from Russia. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak explained that the reasons were a cold snap and an increase in gas prices.
          Europe has increased purchases of Russian coal due to cold weather. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, reports RIA Novosti.
          According to him, earlier it was unprofitable to supply coal to Europe, but now, due to low temperatures, supplies have resumed.
          Asia also buys Russian coal due to the rise in gas prices.
          1. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) 26 January 2021 16: 36
            -1
            She promised to cut it ... And she didn't promise to marry?

            I sent you a link with a quote, which says that the import of coal in Germany has already decreased.

            Europe has sharply increased the purchase of coal from Russia. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak explained that the reasons were a cold snap and an increase in gas prices.
            Europe has increased purchases of Russian coal due to cold weather. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, reports RIA Novosti.
            According to him, earlier it was unprofitable to supply coal to Europe, but now, due to low temperatures, supplies have resumed.
            Asia also buys Russian coal due to the rise in gas prices.

            What year is this news?

            And, by the way, Europe is not only Germany. In case you didn't know.
            1. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 21: 24
              -2
              Quote: Cyril
              Europe increased purchases of Russian coal due to cold weather

              This should be especially noted.
            2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
              Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 10: 41
              0
              The news is fresh. January 14, 2021, 18:54 Europe has sharply increased the purchase of coal in Russia. https://www.bfm.ru/news/462712
              And Germany is the locomotive of Europe. Have they started producing electricity from windmills there?
              1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                Cyril (Kirill) 27 January 2021 12: 56
                -1
                And Germany is the locomotive of Europe.

                But not the only one. In addition to it, there are other European countries that have much less developed "green" energy.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 25 January 2021 18: 13
    +2
    They do harm themselves at their stations. Do not buy.
  4. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 25 January 2021 20: 52
    +5
    The German newspaper Die Welt has released material that Russia is allegedly trying to take the position of the world's main coal supplier, while ignoring global trends in green energy

    We sneezed at these "global trends".
    There will be demand, there will be supply.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 21: 23
      -2
      Quote: Ulysses
      There will be demand

      But it is DEMAND that matters.
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 22: 05
        +2
        But it is DEMAND that matters.

        And the demand is stable, despite all the "green" chimeras.

        Former English miners won't let you lie. winked

        The demand for coal in the UK is about 8 million tons per year. To satisfy it, the country will buy coal from Russia and the United States.

        PS When the ashes of the insane "iron lady" Margaret Thatcher will be dug up and scattered in the wind following the example of Cromwell ?? repeat
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 22: 19
          -2
          Quote: Ulysses
          The demand for coal in the UK is about 8 million tons per year. To satisfy it, the country will buy coal from Russia and the United States.

          To convert such a colossus as the World Energy into Green for up to not a year or two, but decades. But the process has begun. About Germany read what I posted? "On January 1, 2021, Germany will close 11 power plants."
          Throughout England. Coal consumption in the British economy fell to the level of Victorian England
          Pollutant emissions from fossil fuel processing in the UK declined 2016% in 2.6 to 388 million tonnes, largely driven by a reduction in coal use. According to government data, demand for coal fell 19% last year.
          When will you learn to work with information or lie easier?
          1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
            Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 22: 23
            +2
            To convert such a colossus as the World Energy into Green for up to not a year or two, but decades.

            You redo it there, we will trade for now.
            With a profit.
        2. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 22: 27
          -2
          Quote: Ulysses
          The demand for coal in the UK is about 8 million tons per year

          where did you get this data from? Mine is more for the 16th year 388 million tons. What is this drop in coal consumption in England in 4 years?
          1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
            Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 22: 32
            +2
            England closes the last mine and switches to Russian and American coal.
  5. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 21: 22
    -2
    At the end it dawned on me. West is Germany.
    If you get more coal than you need, then there will be no place to put it. For those not dedicated to the consumption of coal, in particular in Germany or in the West, the author knows better, FALLS.
    Coal from Kuzbass is losing the German market
    On January 1, 2021, Germany will close 11 power plants.
    The German power industry is ditching coal faster than expected. By January 1, 2021, 4,8 GW of capacity will be shut off. After that, supplies from Kuzbass will be further reduced.
    Germany, the largest importer of Russian coal in Europe, will significantly reduce its purchases from January 1, 2021.
    On December 1, it was announced the decision to turn off 11 German power plants operating on coal with a total capacity of about 4,8 GW in a month.
    After that, the demand for energy, the supply of which to Germany is approximately 45% provided by Russia, will inevitably fall.
    Why worry about where Russia will be in coal mining? The market will do everything automatically. No demand, supply will die.
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 22: 09
      +2
      At the end it dawned on me.

      Germany, the largest importer of Russian coal in Europe, will significantly reduce its purchases from January 1, 2021.

      Without a second string of the gas pipeline, Germany will quickly restore it.

      Marketplace, nothing personal. lol
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 22: 22
        -2
        Quote: Ulysses
        Without a second string of the gas pipeline, Germany will quickly restore it.

        If temporary, then maybe. But....
        Germany in the World is the 3rd in terms of commissioning of renewable energy installations after China and the USA.
        Renewable energy is the future.
        1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 23: 08
          +1
          Renewable energy is the future.

          In the distant future.
          And that is not a fact.
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 26 January 2021 23: 13
            -1
            Quote: Ulysses
            In the distant future.

            If you look at the plans, they are until 2050, is it a distant future for you?
            Germany is pushing ahead of plans. You can't even imagine how much money is thumping in RES R&D. Efficiency is growing, the price gives. Panels, I don't remember exactly, but in 7 years they have fallen in price twice. There are many developments in geothermal, tidal and wave stations.
            1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 23: 35
              +2
              If you look at the plans, they are until 2050, is it a distant future for you?
              Germany is pushing ahead of plans. You can't even imagine how much money is thumping in RES R&D. Efficiency is growing, the price gives. Panels, I don't remember exactly, but in 7 years they have fallen in price twice. There are many developments in geothermal, tidal and wave stations.

              You see what the matter is.
              The result is a mess and a misunderstanding.
              Money to plump, not to get results. repeat

              Tell me about any significant plant operating on "green energy" ??

              PS Tidal wave stations were developed in the USSR.
              They turned out to be unpromising in industrial applications.
              Exotic low-power.

              PS And by the way, Russia has a huge potential of hydroelectric power plants.
              What a "green" Europe can only dream of.
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 13: 00
                -1
                Quote: Ulysses
                Tell me about any significant plant operating on "green energy" ??

                Once those like you argued that a horse is better than a pair.
                When it comes to RES, they talk about the percentage of energy produced by these technologies.
                Examples: The share of renewable energy sources in the Spanish energy sector was 44%
                The share of renewable energy sources exceeded 8% in the share of world energy
                And then and so. in Estonia 20%.
                It's about electricity.
                https://eenergy.media/2020/03/11/dolya-vie-prevysila-8-v-dole-mirovoj-energetiki/
                I think I need to help you in your ability to search for information from the NETWORK.
                We write in Google search "The share of renewable energy sources in the energy of countries" and you will not need to troll me.
                Are you here for this?
                You wrote "pshik" and you were wrong. And this must be admitted.
                1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
                  Ulysses (Alexey) 27 January 2021 20: 36
                  +1
                  Once those like you argued that a horse is better than a pair.
                  When it comes to RES, they talk about the percentage of energy produced by these technologies.
                  Examples: The share of renewable energy sources in the Spanish energy sector was 44%
                  The share of renewable energy sources exceeded 8% in the share of world energy
                  And then and so. in Estonia 20%.
                  It's about electricity.
                  https://eenergy.media/2020/03/11/dolya-vie-prevysila-8-v-dole-mirovoj-energetiki/
                  I think I need to help you in your ability to search for information from the NETWORK.
                  We write in Google search "The share of renewable energy sources in the energy of countries" and you will not need to troll me.
                  Are you here for this?
                  You wrote "pshik" and you were wrong. And this must be admitted.

                  Blah blah blah about nothing.

                  The example of Spain especially amused.
                  Come to us in Kaliningrad and find the sun here from October to March.
                  Those arriving for permanent residence experience real stress from low and very dense cloud cover.

                  And this ... You have not told at least about one large production, powered exclusively by "green energy". repeat

                  PS Is there still industry in Estonia (except for the Port of Tallinn) ??
                  I will familiarize myself with interest, lay it out. smile
                  1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                    Vladest (Vladimir) 28 January 2021 11: 54
                    -1
                    Quote: Ulysses
                    PS Is there still industry in Estonia (except for the Port of Tallinn) ??
                    I will familiarize myself with interest, lay it out.

                    Why do I need to spread something to you?
                    If you don't have the ability to work with information, then learn.
                    To know something about Kaliningrad - there is no need to go there!
                    You explain to me why the standard of living in Estonia is higher than in the Russian Federation. Well, or in the Russian Federation above)))
                    1. stepet Offline stepet
                      stepet 28 January 2021 13: 01
                      -4
                      You explain to me why the standard of living in Estonia is higher than in the Russian Federation.

                      If only in Estonia.
                      Here is the real level of wealth (I translate literally) of the median (average, not average) adult in the post-USSR (ranked among 171 countries):
                      38 Estonia
                      42 Lithuania
                      60 Latvia
                      76 Armenia
                      78 Belarus
                      80 Turkmenistan
                      83 Kazakhstan
                      90 Moldova
                      98 Georgia
                      99 Azerbaijan
                      109 Russia
                      121 Kyrgyzstan
                      132 Tajikistan
                      143 Ukraine
                      Here is the estimated wealth level of the average (not median, that is, not the average) adult in the post-USSR:
                      36 Estonia
                      43 Latvia
                      52 Lithuania
                      72 Russia
                      74 Kazakhstan
                      85 Armenia
                      91 Belarus
                      94 Turkmenistan
                      105 Moldova
                      106 Georgia
                      108 Azerbaijan
                      119 Ukraine
                      125 Kyrgyzstan
                      139 Tajikistan
                      Oops.
                      The median (real) Russian could have had 72nd place, but in fact, 109th place. If in numbers, then it could be 7,43 times richer.
                      Why is everything the way it is?
                      And here is the rating of the stratification of society among the population of the same 171 studied countries:
                      3 Belarus
                      15 Moldova
                      18 Turkmenistan
                      21 Lithuania
                      22 Tajikistan
                      26 Azerbaijan
                      31 Armenia
                      34 Kyrgyzstan
                      37 Georgia
                      124 Estonia
                      155 Kazakhstan
                      158 Latvia
                      169 Ukraine
                      170 Russia
                      Here is the answer. As we can see, in terms of the stratification of society, the Russian Federation is ahead of the whole planet (Ukraine is not lagging behind). And the welfare state is not in Sweden, but in Belarus.
                      Well, as for the Baltic countries, you shouldn't compete with them. They feed in the EU, so the rest of the post-Soviet Union cannot keep up with them.
                      Particularly doubters can go to the Credit Suisse website themselves and read the figures there. Publicly available data.
                      1. stepet Offline stepet
                        stepet 28 January 2021 13: 16
                        -3
                        Quote: stepet
                        If in numbers, then it could be 7,43 times richer.

                        Inaccurate wording, but it cannot be corrected. We have to finish writing.
                        The median (mean, that is, real) adult in the Russian Federation is poorer than the average (estimated) by 7,43 times.
              2. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 13: 15
                -1
                Quote: Ulysses
                PS And by the way, Russia has a huge potential of hydroelectric power plants.
                What a "green" Europe can only dream of.

                I didn't understand the humor. All live what they have. Take Estonia from us only oil shale and they will soon go away. But our standard of living is twice as high as in Russia. We have an average salary of 1400 euros against your $ 650.
                This means that your potential for hydroelectric power plants, as the saying goes, "Not a horse to oats."
                Russia has everything to be the richest country with the richest people.
                1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
                  Ulysses (Alexey) 27 January 2021 21: 03
                  +2
                  I did not understand the humor. All live what they have. Take Estonia from us only oil shale and they will soon go away. But our standard of living is twice as high as in Russia.

                  Um.
                  You have nothing, you European beggars.
                  Subsidized region of the EU.

                  About the standard of living.
                  In the Kaliningrad region (the smallest in Russia) the population exceeded one million last year and continues to grow.
                  You have slightly more than a million "citizens" in the entire republic.
                  And you are dying out at the rate of 11 people a day.

                  Fertility: an average of 39 children per day (1.62 per hour)
                  Mortality: an average of 43 people per day (1.80 per hour)
                  Migration growth: on average -6 people per day (-0.27 per hour)

                  With no future perspective.

                  PS And how did the inflated "standard of living" help you ??
                  1. stepet Offline stepet
                    stepet 28 January 2021 13: 28
                    -3
                    Quote: Ulysses
                    You have slightly more than a million "citizens" in the entire republic.
                    And you are dying out at the rate of 11 people a day.

                    Who is dying out?
                    The Balts live in a state called the EU.
                    It is CONFEDERAL.
                    Therefore, they can live and work in any part of it.
                    They use it and live where it is more convenient for them. This is their right.
                    This process has nothing to do with horror stories about "extinction".

                    Quote: Ulysses
                    In the Kaliningrad region (the smallest in Russia) the population exceeded one million last year and continues to grow.

                    What is this?
                    Some kind of bonus or positive phenomenon?

                    Quote: Ulysses
                    With no future perspective.

                    Do the Balts have no prospects?
                    They can also share them with you.
                    If they want to.

                    Quote: Ulysses
                    Subsidized region of the EU.

                    Enjoy:
                    38 Estonia 676.49%
                    42 Lithuania 604.43%
                    60 Latvia 362.42%
                    109 Russia 100.00%
                    This is the wealth of the median (mean, that is, real) adult of these countries.
            2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) 26 January 2021 23: 47
              +1
              If you look at the plans, they are until 2050, is it a distant future for you?
              Germany is pushing ahead of plans. You can't even imagine how much money is thumping in RES R&D. Efficiency is growing, the price gives. Panels, I don't remember exactly, but in 7 years they have fallen in price twice. There are many developments in geothermal, tidal and wave stations.

              The office writes ..
              Saw the loot.
              2050, convenient date (Either the donkey, or the padishah dies ... remember?)

              No, if you believe, your right.
              However, I do not yet see a rush of demand for solar panels and electric vehicles.
              Even cheaper ones. request

              PS And this ...
              We are not Europe, we do not collect water after washing the dishes to use for the flush cistern. hi
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 13: 42
                -1
                Quote: Ulysses
                However, I do not yet see a rush of demand for solar panels and electric vehicles.
                Even cheaper ones.

                It is necessary to look at information and not look around. Tesla sold nearly a million last year. Machines.
                All leading car companies are engaged in the development of their electric vehicles.
                Steam has been introduced for a hundred years. Renewable energy will certainly be faster.
                In the end, your answers are without any confirmation of facts, as they say "From Fanal"
                But the benefit from you is that by answering you with facts, I give useful information to really interested people. Others who read us.
                By the way, I wrote you how to use the search. Have you tried it?
            3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
              Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 10: 46
              +1
              Until 2050, either the donkey dies, or the padishah ... (Khoja Nasreddin).
              1. Vladest Offline Vladest
                Vladest (Vladimir) 27 January 2021 13: 44
                -1
                Quote: Bulanov
                Until 2050, either the donkey dies, or the padishah ... (Khoja Nasreddin).

                This may apply to you, but not to all of humanity. It has lived for many thousands of years and does not die)))