Eurasia / bneGREEN

bneGREEN: Biden officials ‘in serious talks’ with Turkmenistan on curbing vast methane emissions

bne IntelIiNews May 31, 2023

Deal could be struck ahead of COP 28 climate summit. It would be hailed as a major breakthrough in addressing global warming.

bneGREEN: Clean energy investment is extending its lead over fossil fuels – IEA

by ROberta May 30, 2023

Investment in clean energy technologies is significantly outpacing spending on fossil fuels as affordability and security concerns triggered by the global energy crisis strengthen the momentum behind more sustainable options, according to the IEA.

bneGREEN: Uzbekistan becomes Central Asia's number one in renewable energy

Ben Aris In Samarkand May 22, 2023

Heavy investment into a few mega projects means that power-hungry Uzbekistan now has about 2.6 GW of green energy capacity, ahead of Kazakhstan – the first country in Central Asia to invest into renewable power.

EBRD 2023: Azerbaijan seeks routes to become green energy supplier to Europe

Clare Nuttall in Samarkand May 17, 2023

Azerbaijan is seeking to use existing transport infrastructure to establish itself as a supplier of green fuels to the European continent.

bneGREEN: International call for remote Turkmenistan to deal with methane emissions stepped up

bne IntelIiNews April 30, 2023

COP 28 climate conference organisers appeal to “super-emitter” country to work with outside agencies in addressing planet-warming leaks.

Mirziyoyev’s “New Uzbekistan” to become more investment-friendly and green

Aida Kadyrzhanova in Almaty April 28, 2023

The winds of change are blowing strong in Uzbekistan as President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced a series of sweeping reforms aimed at opening up the country's economy and attracting foreign investment with emphasis on green energy.

US urges Turkmenistan to cut methane emissions to help battle climate crisis

bne IntelIiNews April 25, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses urgent issue during Washington visit of Turkmen counterpart. Military chiefs of two countries hold concurrent meeting on security challenges.

bneGREEN: Mongolian herder families in peril as dzud hits 13 provinces

bne IntelIiNews April 20, 2023

Experts blame climate crisis for annual occurrence of phenomenon that used to occur just twice a decade.

bneGREEN: Global power sector emissions may have peaked – Ember

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles April 12, 2023

Emissions from the electricity sector could have peaked in 2022, says a new report from climate and energy think-tank Ember.

bneGREEN: China to exceed 1.2 TW wind, solar by 2030

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles April 4, 2023

China is expected to exceed its target of having 1.2 TW of combined solar and wind energy capacity in place by 2030, with forecasts predicting a combined capacity of 3.3 TW by that time, according to a new report by Goldman Sachs Research.

bneGREEN: World faces 40% fresh water shortage by 2030 warns UN summit co-hosted by Tajikistan

bne IntelIiNews March 22, 2023

Landmark report urges nations to urgently start fixing water waste and start managing water as a common good with neighbours.

bneGREEN: Taliban threaten water resources of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan

bne IntelIiNews March 17, 2023

Kosh Tepa canal irrigation project could deplete Amu Darya border river flows.