Who’s For Seconds? The Russian Government Doctored WPPs

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The Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 19, 2019 (in Russian) “On Amendments to Annex No. 1 to the Main Directions of State Policy in Improving the Energy Efficiency of the Electric Power Industry Based on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources for the Period up to 2024, approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of January 8, 2009 N 1-r, in regards to the adjustment of targeted indicators of the volumes of input of installed capacity of generating facilities by types of renewable energy sources up to 2024” redistributes the volume of commissioning of renewable energy projects “reserved” for small hydropower plants in favor of the WPPs and SPPs. [ … ]