Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.2
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran seeks Norwegian expertise to implement renewable energy projects.
Masoumeh Ebtekar, director of Iran's Environment Protection Organization met with Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Borge Brende in Tehran, calling for boosting bilateral relations in the field of environment protection and the use of renewable sources of energy, Iran's Shana news agency reported on November 2.
Ebtekar said that the U.S. and the EU sanctions have left destructive effects on Iran's natural environment and have prevented the country from utilizing the world advance technology to curb air pollution and reduce energy consumption.
Yusef Armodeli, managing director of the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran said in October that Iran is planning to produce 5,000 megawatts of electricity in the next five years using renewable energy sources.
The organization has comprehensive plans underway with respect to utilization of clean methods of energy supply, he added.
"Iran has put the objective of producing 5,000 MW [of clean energy] from renewable sources in the next five years on its agenda," he noted.