'1 billion 300 million people do not have access to electricity'

Yury Sokolov, Vice President of Russia's Nuclear Public Company Rosatom Overseas, said that 1 billion 300 million people in the world do not have access to electricity. Stating that 2 billion 600 million people live on biomass energy, Sokolov noted that a large energy deficit is expected until 2035 in studies conducted by energy institutions.

The International Congress on Energy Security in the Eastern Mediterranean, organized by Hacettepe University, started in Mersin. 9 academicians from 130 countries attend the congress held at the Radisson Blue hotel. International energy law, energy economy, energy markets and energy reform will be discussed at the congress. Hacettepe University Energy Markets Research and Application Center Director Prof. Dr. Necmettin Bağdadioğlu said that using energy is as important as owning it. “You can have the energy, if you can't find anyone to use it, it's in your hands.” Bagdadioğlu said, “You see that the trading countries fight each other less, and there are examples where they cooperate more. The Eastern Mediterranean is one of the places where peace is most needed right now. I hope that the issues to be discussed at this congress will be instrumental in accelerating the establishment of this peace.” he said.

Rosatom Overseas Vice President Yury Sokolov drew attention to the necessity of energy for human development. Explaining that there is energy deprivation and shortage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Sokolov said that the energy required for development is also directly related to the risk of climate change.
Stating that hunger, poverty and environmental requirements always require energy, Sokolov said, “Today, 1 billion 300 million people do not have access to electricity globally. 2 billion 6 million people live on biomass energy. In the studies carried out by energy organizations in 2013, there will be a large energy deficit until 2035 globally.” he said.

Pointing out that renewable energy is not cheap, Sokolov stated that 1 dollars are required for the energy that can be produced in 130 megawatt hour with solar energy. Explaining that the energy issue is of great importance in the industry and in terms of citizens, Sokolov said, “Therefore, governments want to draw a policy framework in terms of energy supply. Such policies are valid for domestic energy resources and at the same time develop mutual relations between suppliers. New potential energy sources will take place in terms of diversification strategy.”

Stating that countries are turning to Nuclear Energy to meet their energy needs in the future, Sokolov continued: “In July 2012, the United Arab Emirates took a step towards establishing the first nuclear power plant. In 2013 Belarus launched the first NGS installation. He made the same attempt in Bangladesh in October this year. Turkey and Vietnam also took steps to establish their first power plants. Jordan took steps in this regard and made relevant agreements as a strategic partner.”

Pointing out that the opinion that nuclear energy is not safe after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Sokolov said, “The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted research on this issue. Many countries have met their nuclear safety requirements. Nuclear will play an important role in energy in the future. There are currently 67 nuclear power plants in the world, 47 of which are in Asia. It cannot alone help secure global energy, but it will contribute to responding to long-term challenges and benefit humanity.” used the phrases.

On the other hand, a group of Anti-Nuclear Platform members protested in front of the hotel where the congress was held. Activists were not allowed in because they did not have an invitation. Those who wanted to enter were blocked by the police.

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Source : world

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