"The issues of improving the energy industry are more than relevant, according to forecasts, in 15-20 years, a 30% increase in energy consumption will be required," RIA Novosti quotes him.

In his opinion, the kind of shifts this will lead to in the energy balance will depend on the decisions that are being made now.

“Including, again, within the framework of the transition to low-carbon energy,” he stressed.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the country's plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.