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Renewable Energy in the Russian Arctic and Beyond: Can a Region Dominated by Oil and Gas Contribute to Russia’s Paris Agreement Targets?

... have—with varying success—introduced initiatives intended to reduce dependence on diesel. The United States has implemented the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) in Alaska where $250 million USD was allocated to help fund 73 projects currently in operation.2 In Canada, the Energy Innovation Program allocated 49 million USD to support renewable projects and the Canadian Renewable and Conservation Expenses program.3 These projects are intended to alleviate the burden of high up-front investment costs in the transition ...

Boone Carter
05.07.2021 12:37:45

Why is Canada so special to Russian Foreign and Security Policy?

As vast northern countries, Canada and Russia are sharing some interests when it comes to cooperative policies in the Arctic. Nonetheless, Ottawa and Moscow are facing each other as the North Pole is the shortest way to send aircrafts and bombers to target both US and Russian territories....

Ламберт Майкл
30.05.2019 18:19:45

Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information

... conducted within the framework of international cooperation. A vivid example is the suspension of Russia’s membership in the G8 in March 2014 due to Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation. The other members of this international club — the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan — have returned to the format of the G7. Probably, Western politicians considered that move as a sort of lever of pressure, whereas for many professionals it has turned into an obstacle to effective ...

Канунникова Татьяна
20.05.2018 23:40:25

Canada, Russia and the Arctic

... increase in traffic and development, it is essential that investments in vessels, marine navigation and inland infrastructure are made. Corporate Parity aims to present the platform to discuss the updates in various sectors within the Arctic between Canada and Russia. These are matters of great worldwide importance from both private and overseas community. The updated perspective: Consists of a combination of case study from large multinational enterprises and governments – in order to maximize ...

Dobircianu Sorin
25.10.2015 13:05:00


The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However, a shortfall in funding from the US Congress has meant the space agency is down about a billion dollars on what it requested since 2011. As a result, the first...

Dobircianu Sorin
08.08.2015 10:48:00

Militarisation of the Arctic: (3) Canada

III. Canada Stephen Harper: the rise and fall of Canada's defence budget Since coming to power in 2006, Canada’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made support for the military the centrepiece of his campaign to garner support ...

блог Арктический
22.04.2015 12:31:00

Russia and Canada in the Arctic: rivals or allies?

Russia and Canada are the two largest Arctic countries. Three-quarters of the Arctic Ocean’s coastlines belong to Russia and Canada. Russia, with an Arctic coastline stretching over 20,000 km2, is the biggest Arctic state. The population of the Russian Arctic ...

блог Арктический
18.03.2015 11:50:00

On Canadian-Russian Relations

Canada’s next federal election is this year. It will most likely be held in October 2015. The current Conservative government is hoping to retain its majority through the manipulation of the Ukrainian/Canadian voting base in western Canada by support ...

Dobircianu Sorin
12.03.2015 21:58:00

The Arctic: China's New Domain

... growing economy with more minerals and open new shipping lanes through Arctic waters. From the point of view of international law the Arctic has a special legal status: it is a polar region to the north of the Arctic Circle. Geographically parts of Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, the United States, Sweden, Finland and Iceland lie in the Arctic, although Finland and Sweden do not have an Arctic coast. Offshore territories of these states are limited to 12 nautical miles of territorial ...

Бармин Юрий
01.12.2013 18:02:00

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