The Russian-German Energy Agency "rudea" was launched on 16 July 2009 during the German-Russian government consultations. rudea shall support the development of efficient and environmental friendly energy generation, conversion and use in Russia. Key aspects of the common work will be energy efficiency in the building sector, in the industry and the increase of efficiency in the infrastructure by use of district heating, combined heat and power as well as the use of renewable energy.
In Russia there is a big potential for improving the energy efficiency in the buildings, in the transport sector and in the industrial sector. According to statements of the Russian Government, the aim is to save about 40 percent of the Russian energy consumption by 2020 by using more efficient technology. rudea shall contribute to increase the energy modernisation of Russia under cooperation with German technology organisations.