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Mongolia to Set Up its First Wind Farm

Jan. 11 – The landlocked Mongolia – mostly known for being rich in coal and copper and for the mining industry driving national growth – will set its very first wind farm this year. Mongolia has the potential to generate 2.6 million megawatts of wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower according to jointly collected data from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Mongolian National Renewable Energy Center. The landlocked country with its high and wide windswept plains has a great resource in wind power, but is not using it. On average, wind blows at least 25 feet a second

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Mongolia to Use Massive Ice Blocks for Summer AirCon

Nov. 17 – Mongolia is to launch one of the world’s biggest ice-making experiments later this month in an attempt to combat the adverse affects of global warming and the urban heat island effect. The geo-engineering trial, that is being funded by the Ulaanbaatar city government, aims to “store” freezing winter temperatures in a giant block of ice that will help to cool and water the city as it slowly melts during the summer. The scientists behind the 1 billion tugrik (US$700,000) project hope the process will reduce energy demand from air conditioners and regulate drinking water and irrigation supplies.

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