Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

Impetus for Sustainability
Energy Supply in Kaliningrad

Michael Krug

Deutsche Fassung


Kaliningrad Oblast is one of Russia’s most dynamic regions. Energy consumption is steadily growing. Scenarios predict further growth in consumption. But the supply of the exclave with electricity and heating is characterized by dependency and shortages. Instead of improving efficiency in power generation and energy use, and thus pursuing an ecologically sustainable supply of energy, the oblast administration is counting on the expansion of production capacity through nuclear power or ecologically dubious sources of energy such as coal and peat. A project subsidised by the European Union is trying to give impetus to the development of a sustainable supply of energy on the regional and communal level. Front and centre are the efficient generation and distribution of power and the rational use of energy.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 295–314)