On 11 November 2021, Former SOCAR President Dr. Sabit Bagirov gave an online seminar entitled “The State of Transition to Green Energy in Azerbaijan”.
During the seminar, Dr. Sabit Bagirov provided interesting information about the State of Transition to Green Energy in Central Asia referring to the report called Energy Transition Index (2012-2021) by the World Economic Forum. He mentioned about the potential of the renewable energy sources and showed the development of power generation in Azerbaijan between 2010 and 2020. Dr. Bagirov also commented on the government’s renewable energy policies, mentioning some key decisions taken by the Azerbaijan government on a yearly basis. According to Dr. Bagirov, the government of Azerbaijan has specified clear targets in developing renewable energy sources until 2030. Reaching these targets is one of the key priorities in the energy sector Azerbaijan is very active in taking steps in this field. Dr. Bagirov also briefly explained the state of implementation of energy projects in Azerbaijan and mentioned some the main goals to be reached in the near future.
At the end of the seminar, the participants exchanged views on the subject. The Director of Eurasia Research Institute, Assoc. Dr. Vakur Sümer, thanked Dr. Sabit Bagirov and noted that the seminar was very informative and useful.