Russia plans by 2020 to reduce the energy intensity of the economy by 13.5%

Moscow. November 30. Russia expects by 2020 to reduce by another 13.5% of the energy intensity of the economy, said President Vladimir Putin.

“Russia is taking active steps to address the problem of global warming. Our country has become one of the first places in the world in terms of reducing energy intensity of the economy and 33.4% for the period from 2000 to 2012”, – he said at the Climate summit in Paris.

“But following the implementation of energy efficiency programs and energy development we expect to reduce by 2020, a further 13.5 per cent,” he added.

According to Putin, Russia has exceeded its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. From 1991 to 2012, Russia not only prevented the growth of emissions of greenhouse gases, but also substantially reduced, so that in the atmosphere not hit nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, he said.

Putin stressed that the release of greenhouse gas all countries in 2012 amounted to 46 billion tons. “We can say that Russia’s efforts have helped to slow global warming by almost a year,” he concluded.