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YEKATERINBURG, April 10 (Itar-Tass) — Specialists of the Skolkovo Foundation, in conjunction with the government of Sverdlovsk Region, are to discuss the introduction of innovative technologies in the field of energ and energy-saving at a roundtable meeting, which is due to be held here on Tuesday, an official in the press service of th eregional ministry of energy and, housing and utilities has told Itar-Tass.
"The main purpose of the forum is to acquaint the region with priorities in the activities of the Skolkovo Foundation's Energy Efficiency Cluster, and possibilities provided by the Foundation for companies that engage in applied research and development efforts in the field of energy and energy efficient technologies, as well as to discuss projects presented by organizations participating in the roundtable meeting," the press service official pointed out.
As a result of the introduction of innovative energy-saving studies, non-rational use of energy resources in the Urals in 2020 will diminish by 200 million tonnes of standard fuel, an official at the information department of the Governor of Sverdlovsk Region told Itar-Tass.
"About 139,000 million roubles will be assigned within the period until 2020 for implmenting energy-saving and energy efficiency. An overall saving resultant of the implementation of the programme will be about 280,000 million roubles. As of now, 94 municipalities of Sverdlovsk Region are implementing energy-saving programmes. "The regional government paticipates in co-financing of municipal programmes, with 617 million roubles being allocated for the purposes in 2011," the department official pointed out.