According to TASS, Dmitry Peskov, special presidential envoy for digital and technological development, “technologies for optimizing production using artificial intelligence, the development of hydrogen fuel cells, and the creation of a model of autonomous settlements will play a decisive role in achieving carbon neutrality in the Russian Federation.”
In response to a query concerning our state’s goals in the battle against climate change, the Special Representative for Technological Development stated that “in our nation, a certain consensus on climate change is forming.”
“The world is currently through its fourth green energy transformation. It entails a shift to renewable energy sources and reaching carbon neutrality by 2025, according to Peskov. He stressed that Russia is “actively advancing in this direction,” citing the development of Ecopolis on Sakhalin as an example, where “many vital digital and environmentally friendly technologies will be evaluated and deployed at the same time.”
Peskov mentioned techniques to boost company efficiency, such as the use of artificial intelligence technology, in the development of green technologies. Such technology will aid in reducing mining corporations’ negative environmental effects. He noted that the number of technological businesses working in this field has already surpassed a thousand.
“Almost every industrial process can be considerably improved today if it is correctly recalculated using machine learning,” Peskov continued, “and this works from metallurgy to design, for example, new deposits with about the same efficiency.”
At the same time, Peskov emphasized the importance of hydrogen technology in climate change adaptation: “We have a very powerful NTI Competence Center for Hydrogen Fuel Cells.” It is quite acceptable, for example, to create the same Ecopolis while utilizing hydrogen storage devices right now.”
According to Peskov, hydrogen can become economically appealing in the form of a fuel component for internal combustion engines as well as in its pure form, and can be employed in the housing and utility sectors in some cases.
He believes that switching to a hydrogen approach will help him to keep his export status and avoid cross-border tariffs when providing items to the European Union.
Another crucial area is the autonomous town project, which may be created “where you need it, not where you have access to electricity,” according to Peskov. Obtaining such technology for house building is highly doable and may become ubiquitous within 10 years, according to Peskov.
As a reminder, the Russian government adopted the Strategy for Russia’s Socio-Economic Development through 2050, which involves achieving minimal greenhouse gas emissions while concurrently growing the economy. The goal scenario envisions a 60% decrease in emissions from 2019 levels and an 80% reduction from 1990 levels throughout this time period. The adoption of the strategy’s continuance will reach carbon neutrality by 2060.