T. Guseva, M. Vartanyan, I. Tikhonova, K. Shchelchkov. Setting energy efficiency enhancement objectives for Russian energy intensive industries // Environmental Innovations: Advances in Engineering, Technology and Management, EIAETM, 23rd-27th September, 2019. Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management, Volume 6, No 4, 2019, pp. 619-628.
This study is focused on the analysis of energy efficiency enhancement potential of Russian energy intensive industries and approaches to setting energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions national objectives. In 2019-2020, new legislation on regulating greenhouse gas emissions is expected to be passed in Russia. To set realistic, achievable but ambitious objectives, it is necessary to evaluate current energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions related characteristics and opportunities to improve both technological processes and energy management practices of energy intensive industries.
This study considers opportunities for enhancing energy efficiency and reducing production greenhouse gas emissions of ammonia, cement, ceramic materials and ferrous metals processing industry in Russia. It is shown that the implementation of Best Available Techniques in Russian industry opens opportunities not only for reducing emissions of conventional pollutants, but also for enhancing resource efficiency of technological processes, using renewable energy sources as well as finding solutions for controlling process-related greenhouse gas emissions. Still, the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regulation (based on mandatory implementation of Best Available Techniques) and greenhouse gases regulation (based on applying market instruments) should act as independent regulatory constructions.