Azerbaijan taking important steps to reduce harmful emissions into atmosphere
Azerbaijan is taking important steps to accelerate the development of alternative energy, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov said.
Shahbazov made the remarks at the Baku International Energy Charter Forum on "Transition to renewable energy sources in electricity production, transport, heating and cooling: modern challenges and trends", Trend reports.
“The transition in the country is being carried out by giving renewable energy sources a priority, with the goal of reaching 30 percent of renewable energy sources in the set capacity of electricity production by 2030,” the minister said.
"The share of alternative energy amounted to 17 percent in 2019, but Azerbaijan will greatly increase this figure in the coming years," Shahbazov said.
"An important task today is to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere,” the minister said. “A decrease in the prices for alternative energy sources will make it possible to achieve a significant result."