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Kazakhstan energy: Drive to adopt greener, healthier sources

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

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.