Kyrgyzstan Looks to Alternative Fuels Ahead of Looming Winter Shortages

Young people heat themselves by the eternal flame at a WWII monument in Bishkek last February. Each winter in Kyrgyzstan the energy situation seems to worsen; blackouts last longer, and officials seem less able to do anything to improve conditions. This year is expected to be particularly difficult. (Photo: David Trilling)

Each winter in Kyrgyzstan the energy situation seems to worsen; blackouts last longer, and officials seem less able to do anything to improve conditions. This year is expected to be particularly difficult.
 

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Anna Lelik is a Bishkek-based reporter. Chris Rickleton contributed reporting.

Kyrgyzstan Looks to Alternative Fuels Ahead of Looming Winter Shortages

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