President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree “On measures to develop renewable and hydrogen energy in Uzbekistan”.
The proposals of the Ministry of Innovative Development, the Ministry of Energy, the Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction on the establishment of the followings have been approved:
The decree pledges the “widespread introduction of innovative technologies to develop hydrogen energy and renewable energy sources.” It has created a research center for hydrogen energy, and a laboratory for testing and certification of renewable and hydrogen energy technologies, as part of a newly-created national research institute.
“Uzbekistan is committed to tackling climate change and introducing environmentally friendly, renewable energy sources into the country’s energy mix. Today’s decree supporting the construction of a hydrogen energy infrastructure, and further development of renewable energy sources, is a great step forward in this process,” Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov said.
In 2018 Uzbekistan ratified the Paris Agreement with the aim of developing clean energy sources, committing to reduce specific greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP by 10% by 2030, compared to 2010 levels.