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Carbon neutrality feat in Azerbaijan's liberated lands to hit key goals - deputy minister

Society Materials 28 November 2023 12:46 (UTC +04:00)
Carbon neutrality feat in Azerbaijan's liberated lands to hit key goals - deputy minister
Farid Zohrabov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 28. Achieving carbon neutrality in Azerbaijan's liberated territories is one of the main goals, Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Umayra Taghiyeva said, Trend reports.

She spoke at a round table on global climate change and noted that this goal is included in strategic documents and state programs of Azerbaijan.

Samir Valiyev, Azerbaijan's Deputy Energy Minister, previously stated that by the end of 2027, a total of 1,870 megawatts of green energy will be incorporated into Azerbaijan's energy system, resulting in a 33 percent share of renewable energy sources.

He went on to say that one of the key goals is to turn lands liberated from Armenian rule into green energy zones.

Azerbaijan is one of the countries with significant renewable energy potential. Thus, the country's technical potential for renewable energy sources is 135 GW on land and 157 GW at sea. The economic potential of renewable energy sources is predicted to be 27 GW, with wind energy accounting for 3,000 MW, solar energy accounting for 23,000 MW, biofuel accounting for 380 MW, and mountain rivers accounting for 520 MW.

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