DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN ENERGY
Over the past five years, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invested about 500 million euros in Kazakhstan's green energy sector. Representative of the General Directorate of the European Commission for Energy, Gerassimos Thomas told about this at "Future Energy" forum. According to him, the EU is trying to move away from importing exclusively oil and uranium from Kazakhstan and is focusing on renewable energy sources. As Gerassimos Thomas stressed, the European Union has a growing interest in cooperation with Kazakhstan. The expert also expressed his opinion on the development of Astana.
GERASSIMOS THOMAS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR ENERGY, EUROPEAN COMMISSION:
- Well, I think it has very good perspectives, it is a new city. It has shown that it is a city ready to innovate, you know, has fantastic architecture and it is still expanding despite the fact that it is a new city and therefore with the new policy of Kazakhstan government.