Kazakhstan Joins Ranks Of Nations With Most Successful Climate Change Policies

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 11. Kazakhstan hasentered the ranking of countries in terms of effectiveness incombating climate change, Trend reports.

According to the Climate Change Performance Index, Kazakhstanranks 60th out of 67 countries. Kazakhstan jumped one spot from2023 (61st).

Coming in at number 48 with an index of 46.4, Uzbekistan isCentral Asian country to make the cut.

To note, rankings are based on each country's overall score is calculated from the individual scores in four categories,consisting of 14 indicators.

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan's renewable energy installations generated6.675 billion kWh of electricity by the end of 2023. This volumeaccounts for 5.92 percent of total electrical energy production in2023.

The country currently has 147 renewable energy facilities (over100 kW) with an installed capacity of 2,903.54 MW: 59 wind powerplants with a capacity of 1,409.55 MW; 46 solar power plantfacilities with a capacity of 1,222.61 MW; 39 hydroelectric powerplants with a capacity of 269.605 MW; and three biogas power plantfacilities with a capacity of 1.77 MW.

Furthermore, by the end of 2023, 16 renewable energy facilitieswith a total installed capacity of 495.57 MW had been operational:12 wind farms with a total capacity of 437.1 MW in the Akmola andZhetysu regions, 2 hydroelectric power plants with a total capacityof 3.7 MW in the Almaty and Turkestan regions, and two solar powerplants with a capacity of 54.77 MW in the Turkestan region.

Hence, a total of 25 renewable energy projects with a combined599.85 MW of capacity are expected to be commissioned by 2027.


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