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Mongolia plans to become a renewable energy hub

Mongolia eyes renewable energy as climate warms SMH June 5, 2013  Mongolia, which is banking on a mining-led investment boom to develop its economy, is aiming to turn itself into a regional renewable energy hub as it tries to fight off the pressures of global warming, the country’s president said.

“Mongolia is regarded as one of the centres of this region for wind power. We have high mountains and the Gobi. We have great potential to generate power,” president Tsakhia Elbegdorj told reporters.
“We have some ideas of how Mongolia can be Asia’s super grid for wind power and solar power, and other renewable energies. If we use all the wind power (potential) in the country, we can enhance the energy supply of China and all over Asia.”

Mongolia was chosen to host the U.N.’s World Environment Day on June 5, and at a news conference to mark the occasion, officials said the country also planned to better regulate a mining sector that is polluting an already fragile environment……..

Mongolia is suffering “more pasture degradation, permafrost thawing, and glacial melt”, Sanjaasuren Oyunm, minister of environment and green development, told Reuters.

Achim Steiner, head of the U.N. Environment Programme told Reuters during a visit this week that Mongolia had seen average temperatures rise 2.1 degrees Celsius (3.8 F) in the past 60 to 70 years – about three times faster than the global average.

Its high altitude and sparse vegetation in many regions made the nation vulnerable…..

Environment Minister Oyun said she was introducing new environmental regulations, including obliging companies to pay compensation for the use and consumption of non-extracted resources such as water and timber…….. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/mongolia-eyes-renewable-energy-as-climate-warms-20130605-2nqo9.html#ixzz2VZGbW8lz
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June 8, 2013 - Posted by | Mongolia, renewable

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