Energy Efficiency

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Can China head off its looming water crisis?

Over the last 40 years the Chinese Communist Party has shown itself flexible in meeting the challenges of reforming a once sclerotic system. It has…

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Norilsk Nickel’s Kola MMC Begins Ambitious $400 million Modernization Project

The Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company (the Murmansk Region, a part of Nornickel), which produced nickel and copper, and which is Russia’s only producer of…

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Norilsk Nickel and PhosAgro Plans to Use Alternative Energy in Arctic

Russian mining companies, working in the polar region, will adopt the Western counterparts’ experience in production’s automation, director for technical development at the Apatit Company…

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Murmansk City Supports Electric Car Owners

To boost the number of electric cars in Northwest Russia, the government in Murmansk is weighing incentives it can offer its drivers, like easing the…

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New Ecological Equipment launched at Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant

Russian steel holding Mechel, reports that Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant launched new ecological equipment in its high strength wire workshop. The upgrade enabled the plant to…

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Buildings must be the foundation of a green city

Densely-populated cities are good for the environment in many ways. Condominiums and apartment buildings are more efficiently and easily heated and cooled. Public transport systems…

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Arctic transport: what needs to be changed

Russia’s Arctic regions expect subsidies for reconstruction and renovation of runways at small regional airfields, and they need assistance in putting together a concept for…

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Norilsk Nickel’s Investment of $14 mln into machinery upgrade of Kola GMK turns ecologically positive

Russian mining and metals company Norilsk Nickel will allocate 800 mln rubles ($14 mln) to acquire new machinery for Severny Mine of its affiliate Kola…

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