- Published: Thursday, 05 February 2015
On January 21 in Abu Dhabi in St.Regent hotel the 5th session of Assembly of the International agency on renewable energy of IRENA began to work.
The Republic of Kazakhstan, showing high interest in development of renewable sources of energy, is the vice-president of the current IRENA session. Our country at a representative forum is represented by delegation headed by the Minister of Energy of RK Vladimir Shkolnik.
Addressing participants of session of Assembly of IRENA, V. Shkolnik emphasized that "in spite of the fact that Kazakhstan is the power sufficient country, need to develop pure technologies, pure power for decrease in emissions of greenhouse gases and other polluting substances exist".
"Covering the internal requirements, we export oil, gas, coal, uranium. However, today, having high potential of RES, we have serious intentions on growth of renewable sources of energy", - he told.
B. Shkolnik reported that the Concept of transition to "Green economy" and the law on support of RES are accepted in Kazakhstan, the fixed tariffs for RES are approved.
"Thus, in Kazakhstan a lot of work on improvement of a legal framework for involvement of investors in this sphere is carried out. It is known that Kazakhstan won the right of holding the international specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017" in Astana. The scope of the Energy of the Future exhibition imposes huge responsibility on us not only before the country, but also before the international community. Therefore, we invite you to be active participants in a preparatory work to the EXPO, and further - and participants of the AEKSPO-2017 exhibition", - V. Shkolnik concluded.