Uzbekistan to join IRENA in 2015
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Uzbekistan will complete all procedures on joining to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2015.
Uzbekistan is currently in process of joining to IRENA. Currently, the country is forming legislative base to participate in this organization.
The Uzbek parliament is planning to adopt a draft law “On use of renewable sources of energy”, which will serve to implement projects on introduction of renewable sources of energy in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan signed the charter of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on 22 June 2009.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization to promote adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy.
It was founded in 2009 and its statute entered into force on 8 July 2010. The agency is head-quartered in Abu Dhabi. Germany initiated creation of IRENA.
The Government of Uzbekistan develops alternative source of the energy. Uzbekistan plans to increase share of renewable energy (hydro, solar and wind power) from 10% to 20% and coal – from 5% to 15%, and cut power generation from gas – from 85% to 65% till 2030.
According to official data, demand of energy resources of Uzbekistan will grow by 25.5% by the end of 2030 compared to 2013 and will make up 43.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent if annual GDP growth remains at 8-8.5%.