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Kazakhstan to increase share of renewable energy to 15% by 2030

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Kazakhstan to increase share of renewable energy to 15% by 2030

Nur-Sultan May 31 – Neftegaz.RU. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the government to bring the share of renewable energy in the nation’s total energy grid to 15% by 2030 at the meeting that reviewed the development of the energy industry in Kazakhstan, reports the Astana Times.

While the development of renewable energy has been on the national agenda for a while, this is 5% more than the initial target of 10% by 2030, due to the new realities and the current positive dynamics.
Tokayev said:
  • The share of local content in renewable energy projects must be increased, which is now extremely small
  • It is necessary to learn not only to build new sparkling stations but also to develop local production, science, and technology and to train qualified domestic personnel
  • Otherwise, it turns out that the whole country invests in foreign goods and technologies, paying for them through tariffs
  • People should be encouraged to use renewable energy sources
  • I am a firm supporter of clean energy and green technologies as a whole
  • I support the construction of power plants using renewable energy sources
During the meeting, Tokayev also stressed the importance of nuclear energy, which, he said, should not be written off:
  • The entire developed world relies on nuclear power
  • Phobias are out of place here
  • However, it is necessary to explain it to the people
  • We will not be rushing with the construction of nuclear power plants, but we should not be late with this
Tokayev emphasized the importance of modernizing and launching new generating capacities and brought up the project to convert Almaty’s thermal power plant-2 to gas as an example.

In 2020, Kazakhstan achieved its target of 3%.
Tokayev said that Kazakhstan, with its available resources, should maintain its leading position in the new energy sector in the future.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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