Environmental Aspect of Implementing Integrated Programs for Optimizing Local Energy in Russia by the Case of the Khabarovsk Territory

DOI: 10.33917/es-4.170.2020.134-141

Статья посвящена технологическим и экологическим эффектам реализации комплексной программы оптимизации локальной энергетики, сокращению выбросов CO2 при генерации энергии на дизельных электростанциях. Также рассмотрена возможность использования «зеленых» финансов как инвестиционного инструмента

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