• EBRD to finance energy saving project in E Kazakhstan

    Governor of the East Kazakhstan region Danial Akhmetov and Country Director of the EBRD for Kazakhstan Janet Heckman signed an agreement on financing two projects in the region worth KZT 7 bln 700 mln. With these funds, the cities of Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey will replace street lighting with energy-saving bulbs. The implementation of the project will let the region save its spending  on lighting by 60% (KZT 40 mln 700 thousand – in Ust-Kamenogorsk and KZT 30 ...

    Posted at March 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Economy | 0 Comment
  • Water Use Key to Launch of Kazakhstan’s Transition to Green Economy

    Kazakhstan’s Green Economy Concept policy, adopted in May 2013, aims to diversify the economy through the careful use of natural resources. The effective use of water, identified as the key pillar of the national concept, has driven the start of the joint project, “Supporting Kazakhstan’s Transition to a Green Economy. The project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNDP and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), was developed ...

    Posted at March 3, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Economy | 0 Comment
  • Nurly Zhol New Economic Policy to Help Kazakhstan Weather Global Economic Storm

    In announcing Nurly Zhol one year ago, President Nazarbayev outlined five core goals that the fund would support. The first is to invest in short-term loans to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as larger enterprises. The second is to revive the banking sector by buying out “bad” loans. Third, the fund will invest in essential infrastructure, such as the construction of the “dry port,” the Khorgos-East Gate and the National Industrial Petrochemical ...

    Posted at February 26, 2016 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Renewable energy in Kazakhstan: more than 1 GW until 2020

    According to the Energy Minister Vladimir Shkolnik, Kazakhstan expects to increase the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix to a minimum of 3% by 2020. In particular, about 28 solar energy projects are planned to put in operation until the end of 2020 with total installed capacity of 713.5 MW. Originally posted to KazCham  

    Posted at February 23, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Economy | 0 Comment
  • 14 renewable energy projects implemented in Kazakhstan

     According to Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva, Kazakhstan has stepped up its green energy efforts, implementing 14 renewable energy projects with an aggregate capacity of  120 megawatts, and that last year electricity generated from renewable sources reached around 700 million kilowatt hours. The achievements of many countries in the field of green energy and solutions will be showcased at EXPO 2017 in Astana. Source: Astana Calling

    Posted at February 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Economy | 0 Comment