Russian oil producers flared petroleum gas worth US$13 billion (photo:dpa)

Energy: Russia's pivotal role in global warming

Russia is still hugely inefficient in all areas of energy use. But it has cashed in because international emission levels were set when the Soviet regime was at its worst. Now the country could play a pivotal part again through global warming, as GIS expert, Professor Stefan Hedlund explains.

MOST countries see good reason to worry about global warming, some even to the point of fearing they will disappear under water. But the Russian leadership receives a mixed message with some real benefits.

The ambition of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the internationally-binding deal agreed in Japan between 37 industrialised countries and the Euro...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
The Russian economy remains highly energy inefficient
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