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Renewable Energy Policy in Russia: Waking the Green Giant

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International Finance Corporation
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This green paper contributes to the ongoing debate of renewable energy (RE) policy in Russia. The paper focuses on wholesale markets and provides information about policy developments for potential investors and other stakeholders. By looking at the place of RE on Russia's national policy agenda, describing the status of RE policy development, and finally examining elements that must be considered when fine-tuning the policy, the paper seeks to answer the following questions:
1. Why should Russia support investment in RE?
2. Should it do so urgently?
3. How might these investments be facilitated?