Uzbekistan: Karimov Wants to Harness the Wind and Sun

Uzbekistan plans to turn to the sun for renewable energy. (Photo: Suntech)

Uzbekistan’s energy sector is sputtering, and blackouts are becoming more common in the Central Asian nation. To help keep popular discontent in check, Islam Karimov, the country’s strongman president, has come up with an ambitious renewable energy program.

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Murat Sadykov is the pseudonym for a journalist specializing in Central Asian affairs.

Uzbekistan: Karimov Wants to Harness the Wind and Sun

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