Low carbon development in Kazakhstan — hydrogen, renewable energy, forest planting

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Kazakhstan, like all more or less technologically developed countries, is gradually implementing measures of the so-called «energy transition» towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. By the end of June, it is planned to complete the development of a concept for a low-carbon development policy, of which a new environmental code will be part. The plans also include the development of documents on the hydrogen roadmap. In the future, # hydrogen should become not only a significant energy carrier, but also an export resource.

It could be said that the intensification of decarbonization processes in Kazakhstan is due to the fact that the EU is going to introduce a carbon tax on products from countries with high emissions. This is undoubtedly a significant factor. However, Kazakhstan has been developing renewable energy for a long time and is carrying out massive planting of forests. So the policy of decarbonization simply meets the national interests of the republic and its people.

As noted

At the moment, on the territory of Kazakhstan there is

At the end of 2020, the generation of electric energy by renewable energy facilities amounted to about

In accordance with the local law on the support of the use of renewable energy sources for clean energy producers, it is possible to sell the generated electricity from renewable energy sources in the public network, at special rates through the Settlement and Financial Center for the Support of RES, which guarantees the purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources. Renewable energy producers are exempted from paying for the services of energy transmission organizations for the transmission of electrical energy; a priority has been set for renewable energy sources when transmitting electricity through the grids. This applies to both legal entities and individuals, which is very similar

If someone thinks that Kazakhstan is going to pave all its steppes with solar power plants and wind farms, then he is greatly mistaken. A comprehensive «green» policy is being pursued in the republic, part of which is the mass planting of trees and the creation of real forests.

The large-scale landing task set by the President is being implemented in the republic for five years over


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