German media explained why Putin suddenly started promoting "green energy"

Until recently, the Russian authorities did not talk about the need for perestroika. economics on the "green track", but the Kremlin has been increasingly signaling the importance of achieving zero hydrocarbon emissions. The German newspaper Die Welt believes that this is due to Russia's desire to comply with the European anti-carbon agenda.

German experts remind that climatic changes in Russia in recent years give serious reasons for concern. Thus, the rise in average annual temperatures in the Russian Federation occurs twice as fast as in other regions of the world. Melting permafrost is releasing large volumes of methane that could contribute to global warming in the coming years. In addition, the instability of the soil under the permafrost contributes to the occurrence of man-made disasters, when buildings and industrial facilities become unstable and destroyed. Fires and floods are also common.

However, this is not the only thing that worries Vladimir Putin. The reason for the "anti-carbon" rhetoric of the Russian president was the measures of Europe to provide the inhabitants of the countries of the region with environmentally friendly industrial products.

The specific reason for changing Putin's mindset on climate protection is likely a planned European Union (EU) carbon tax.

- notes Die Welt.

So, from 2023, the EU plans to introduce increased duties on steel, coal, aluminum, electricity, cement and fertilizers. These products have a very high carbon content. But while European producers pay for emission quotas, Russian suppliers enjoy a competitive edge. The EU decided to fix this and introduce a carbon tax, which will greatly affect the Russian economy. According to the estimates of the Boston Consulting Group, the budget of the Russian Federation may because of this fall short of up to $ 5 billion a year.

The Kremlin has been sensitive to Western environmental measures. In September, at an economic forum in Vladivostok, Putin announced the need to develop solar energy and the production of "green" and "blue" hydrogen. How seriously Moscow intends to implement such approaches will become clear in the next few months.
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  1. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 5 November 2021 15: 34
    German journalists gloat, - Russia began to adjust to their idea, to cut loot from Russia from scratch. But everything is changing, let's see where their tax will lead. Sometimes today it is drawn like this, and then everything changes and you have to pay for soy decisions. It is like the spot gas market, we were glad that the prices were low, but today they are upset that they are high, but this is the market.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 5 November 2021 15: 56
    why Putin suddenly started promoting "green energy"

    Putin is in his repertoire - what will you please? It can only please the West!
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 November 2021 15: 59
    Naturally. If half of the export is hydrocarbons, and the rest is also raw materials, then you have to adjust
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 5 November 2021 17: 31
    So, from 2023, the EU plans to introduce increased duties on steel, coal,

    If the EU plans to buy coal, then let it pay Russia a fine for environmental pollution.
  5. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 5 November 2021 18: 34
    Green energy should be at someone's expense. For this, taxes. Nothing. The cost of our goods must also include the cost of green energy. For the future. And also in the form of taxes. And then challenge their taxes in courts. Because this is double taxation. In general, all this will lead to such a rise in the cost of production that it will simply stop all production at all. Including wind turbines. And will throw humanity far back. We will burn the peat, we will use the forests for firewood.
  6. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 5 November 2021 22: 57
    So, from 2023, the EU plans to introduce increased duties on steel, coal, aluminum, electricity, cement and fertilizers.

    You look at these clowns and your jaw drops.
    Is there a surplus of steel, coal, aluminum, electricity in Europe?
    Together with cement and fertilizers in their ass ...

    She will pay the final price, taking into account all duties, migratory birds and the mood of the darkest ...