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October 20, 2021, 09:14

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This was done without increasing the burden on citizens.

The transition to green energy should not be at the expense of people’s incomes and well-being. About this in your blog written by Sergei Sobyanin.

“Over the past 10 years, we have reduced the energy intensity of Moscow’s gross regional product by 37 percent. And they did it without increasing the burden on citizens. No big words, statements, promises. This is a real breakthrough, ”said the Moscow Mayor.

When making key decisions in the energy sector, it is necessary to rely on the wishes and aspirations of people. “When the energy transition that we see in Europe is done at the expense of people, business, at the expense of their income, at the expense of their well-being, in my opinion, this is a fundamentally wrong story. I believe that it is absolutely unacceptable to us, “Sergei Sobyanin emphasized, speaking at the Russian Energy Week international forum.

According to him, while colleagues from European cities are talking about energy-efficient technologies, Moscow is actively developing rail transport and making the largest fleet of electric buses in Europe. “In six to seven years, there will be no diesel buses in Moscow at all. It will be the first major city in the world to fully switch to electric transport. The construction of the basic heavy rail electric transport is in dynamics exceeding the dynamics of all European and American cities. And this is also ecology, efficiency and comfort in the city, ”the Moscow Mayor explained.

A city cannot be treated like a machine or an organism that needs to be developed. “The city has a soul, there are people, it must develop in such a way that its residents love it, cherish it, then it will be a real city, which we, in fact, strive for,” concluded Sergei Sobyanin.

Despite the difficult economic situation, Moscow does not stop its development program and continues to finance urban projects, including those aimed at improving the environmental situation. Moscow is one of the first cities in the world to decide not to purchase diesel buses. Today, there are already 700 electric buses operating in the city, which serve 56 routes

Thanks to the opening of traffic on the BCL in 2023, at least 10 thousand cars will stop going to the streets of the city every day. This will lead to reduce emissions pollutants by 885.5 tons per year, and carbon dioxide – by 20.9 thousand tons per year.

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