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Sustainable Energy Policies and Programs in Yakutia

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While the circumpolar North is rich in energy resources‚ many Arctic communities depend on imported diesel‚ experience energy poverty and environmental vulnerability. In the past decade‚ pilot projects for switching remote villages from diesel-generated to wind- and solar-diesel hybrid power were realized in Canada‚ Russia‚ Greenland‚ and the US. This chapter explores the perspectives of regional policy-makers‚ private companies‚ and civil society on the current status and near future prospects of renewable energy policy and the development of energy efficiency in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)‚ the largest subnational unit in the Russian Federation located in Eastern Siberia and largely in the Arctic zone. Reviewing the responsibilities‚ activities‚ and images for renewable energy in Yakutia‚ the chapter ponders the role of the regions in shaping conditions that allow them to take advantage of the environmental‚ social‚ and economic benefits of incorporating renewable energy into their energy mix.

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Gritsenko, D. (2020). Sustainable Energy Policies and Programs in Yakutia. In: Shabliy, E.V., Kurochkin, D., Crawford, M.J. (eds) Discourses on Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53121-8_8

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