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Russian Audit Chamber might check state nuclear companies

Publish date: November 19, 2004

The members of the Russia’s upper house or Federation Council suggested the Audit Chamber to check some state nuclear companies in 2005.

According to RIA-Novosti news agency reporting on October 25, the committee on economic policy, business and property of the Federation Council suggests to check the efficiency and expedience of the state resources expenditures and usage of the federal property by some state companies, including Atomenergoexport, Zarubezhenergoexport, and Atomstroyexport. While the Defence and Security committee of the Federation Council suggested checking the efficiency of the money allocated from the federal budget for nuclear strategic forces financing.

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The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

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Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.