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Businesses are counting on government support to push legislation for alternative energy, billionaire Viktor Vekselberg said at a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday.

“Alternative energy legislation is being drafted, not just solar energy but wind and tidal energy,” Vekselberg said. “This sector is very important for the future of Russia.”

Vekselberg also briefed Putin on a solar-panel project that his Swiss high-tech firm Oerlikon is delivering along with Rusnano in Chuvashia.


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