Coal output down in Kazakhstan in 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Production of coal, including coal concentrate decreased in Kazakhstan by 4.6 percent to 102.38 million tons in January-December 2016 as compared to 2015, the Kazakh Statistics Committee said.
This is while the electricity output in Kazakhstan increased by 3.1 percent to 94.49 billion KWh in 2016.
Only 0.8 percent of electricity is generated from renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan. Renewable energy sources in the country can give more than 1 trillion kWh of electricity a year, while the current demand for electricity stands at 91 billion kWh. Kazakhstan plans to increase the share of the electricity generated from renewable sources to 3 percent in 2020 and 10 percent in 2030.
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