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Kazakhstan Railways Goes on a Sunny Journey

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 24, 2013
Not much is known in the world about the country of Kazakhstan other than that it was once part of the empire of Genghis Khan and is one of the nations with the most fossil fuel reserves in the world today. Maybe that´s why it is also the country with the highest greenhouse gas emissions in Central Asia. To help lower these emissions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) granted the national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) a USD 40 million loan in mid-December 2013 to support the company’s “drive to radically improve energy efficiency across its operations”. With the loan, KTZ intends to install energy-reducing technologies, such as LED lighting, solar water heaters and heat pumps, in more than 100 stations and depots. The photo shows Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who approved a green economy transition concept for his country in May 2013.
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