Iran Energy Minister talks Iran's interests and Paris Agreement

Oil&Gas Materials 4 March 2019 16:38 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran,Iran, March 4


Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian has commented on the Paris Environmental Agreement, indicating the country would follow the agreement in case it has no contradiction with Iran's national interests.

Responding to a question whether the agreement has effected the energy cut in Iran, the official said the issue has passed through the approval of both the government and the parliament, Trend reports citing Fars News Agency.

"The Ministry of Energy is following the law, whatever the consequences, the ministry would seek to put all the resources in good use," he added.

Ardakanian noted that the Ministry of Energy is following to use solar and wind energy.

"The wind power plants have the production capacity of 30,000 megawatt, therefore the ministry would follow the issue in its policies, whether it is in the Paris Agreement or not," he said.

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, starting in 2020.