An ailing power industry looks for ways to modernize and get cleaner. A deal with China is seen as part of the solution.
Arkhangelsk Oblast is heavily dependent on the themal power produced by TGC-2, the major inter-regional generating company serving five federal subjects in northwest and central Russia. The region's three main generating plants, one in Arkhangelsk City and two in the neigboring city of Severodvinsk, all remain in need of major upgrade.
The plants, built in 1970, 1976 and 1946 respectively, were originally run on coal and heavy oil (mazut). After 2011, both the Severodvinsk Heat and Power Plant No 2 and the Arkhangelsk Heat and Power Plant were transformed from mazut to natural gas, consequently cutting emissions and costs. The Severodvinsk Plant No 1...
The price for a normal Russian food basket is on a rapid increase as inflation in the country surges. Consumer price growth in the five Barents Russian regions in November reached its highest level in six years.
The average inflation rate in five northwest Russian regions in November alone increased by more than one percent, BarentsObserver reports. The trend continued in December. In Murmansk, monthly prices on basic foodstuff like frozen fish, eggs and beef increased more than eight, twelve and six percent respectively, figures from the regional office of the Russian Statistical Service (Rosstat) show.
Inflation in Russia has been stable between 6-9 percent since 2009, and...