Kazakhstan energy: Drive to adopt greener, healthier sources

Kazakstan pivots from carbon-based energy because of health concerns and seeks to develop greener alternatives.

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    Faced with rising pollution and falling oil prices, Kazakhstan is looking to diversify its economy.

    Oil and hydrocarbon exports make up nearly three-quarters of its income but reliance on fossil fuels has given residents one of the highest rates of lung disease in the region.

    A major focus is now being placed on investing in environmentally friendly energy projects.

     

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Kapchagay in southeastern Kazakhstan.


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