Archives for June 2017
Business Matching Session Held During Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Week Saw Potential Cooperation Between Malaysian Companies and Kazakh Counterparts
20 JUNE 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan – The business matching session held during the Renewable Energy Week programme organised by Malaysia at EXPO 2017 here, saw potential cooperation in energy projects worth about USD1 billion identified between Malaysian companies and their Kazakh counterparts.
Astana Expo2017 | Lightmillennium.Org
Today (June 14) is the final day of the Ministerial Conference and the Eighth International Forum on energy “Meeting the challenge of sustainable development”. [Read more…] about MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE AND THE EIGHT INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON ENERGY
Tracking Progress in Sustainable Energy: UN Regional Commissions explore regional achievements, challenges and practices to drive the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
[Lightmillennium.Org] Building upon the regional profiles within the 2017 Global Tracking Framework (GTF) for Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) report, the five Regional Commissions have developed Regional Reports to offer a more in depth review and analysis of the issues and challenges faced at regional levels in achieving sustainable energy.
[Read more…] about TRACKING PROGRESS IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: UN Regional Commissions explore…
Malaysia Pledges One Watt of Solar Generation for Every Social Media Post on Green Growth
12 JUNE 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan –
The Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia, Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, today announced that Malaysia is pledging to add one watt of solar generation for every 1 social media post that inspires Green Growth and helps to propagate #MyButterflyEffect throughout EXPO2017.
Today, on the sidelines of the Eighth International Energy Forum, there are meetings, trainings and seminars on topical issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
“To date, in Kazakhstan, there are 50 facilities for renewable energy and we plan to continue increasing their number, in collaboration with UNDP” [Read more…] about VARIOUS FORM OF RENEWABLE ENERGY DISCUSSED THESE DAYS IN ASTANA
News from Astana, EXPO Congress Center, Kazakhstan, June 11, 2017.
The goal of the project is to provide Kazakhstan with safe, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity through the use of solar energy. The project will expand the existing “Burnoye” solar power plant from 50 MW to 100 MW and increase the generation of “clean” electricity to 146 million kWh per year. To be put into operation in the second quarter of 2018, the “Burnoye” solar power plant will become one of the largest renewable energy sources in the CIS.”
News from Astana Expo 2017
The National Nuclear Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NNC) and the ITER International Organization for Thermonuclear Energy have entered into the agreement on cooperation in various fields of activity.
The signing ceremony took place in Astana on the sidelines of the Ministerial Conference: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy. The agreement was signed by Erlan Batyrbekov, Director General of the National Nuclear Center, and Bernard Bigot, Director General of the ITER Organization at the Congress Center, EXPO, Astana, Kazakhstan on June 11, 2017.
The 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.2% or USD 0.4 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2015. despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP Attracting investment represents a major challenge in these countries, even with numerous advanced support schemes and policies for renewable energy present.
[Lightmillennium.Org, June 12, 2017]
The opening of an exhibition and an awarding ceremony of the art competition “Youth – Future Energy” was held at the EXPO Congress center on 11 June in Astana.
The project was initiated by the “KAZENERGY” Association in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, and with the support from the Children’s Music School №1, Astana – UNESCO Club in the framework of the International exhibition “EXPO-2017”.