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Nuclear Energy in Kazakhstan? The Problem of Accountability
October 01, 2021

Nuclear Energy in Kazakhstan? The Problem of Accountability

By Nazira Kozhanova
In Kazakhstan, the topic of nuclear energy comes wrapped in the legacy of the Semipalatinsk, the Soviet nuclear testing site.

Open Secrets: Expose Reveals a Kazakh Top Manager’s Business Network
September 27, 2021

Open Secrets: Expose Reveals a Kazakh Top Manager’s Business Network

By Paolo Sorbello
Public domain research by Radio Azattyq showed the extent of Kairat Sharipbayev’s private interests.
Kazakhstan’s Cryptocurrency Mining Grows Despite Emissions Worries
September 15, 2021

Kazakhstan’s Cryptocurrency Mining Grows Despite Emissions Worries

By Paolo Sorbello
The increased energy demand could be met by a long-awaited nuclear power plant. 

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables
June 01, 2021

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables

By Paolo Sorbello
The question for the future development of renewable energy sources is whether the goals are, in fact, too ambitious. 

Jobs at Stake in Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector
April 22, 2020

Jobs at Stake in Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

By Paolo Sorbello
A drop in Brent oil prices and the emergence of cases of COVID-19 at the Tengiz field are poised to slash investment and hammer employment.

The Green Steppe? Kazakhstan and Its Green Energy Future
February 26, 2020

The Green Steppe? Kazakhstan and Its Green Energy Future

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Can gas and oil-dependent Kazakhstan increase its reliance on greener energy sources?

Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
October 03, 2018

Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check

By Paolo Sorbello
Western companies operating at Karachaganak agreed to pay Kazakhstan $1.1 billion, ending an enduring spat with the government
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
October 03, 2018

Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement

By Catherine Putz
The deal will see Kazakhstan receive a $1.1 billion payment and an amended production-sharing agreement.

Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive
April 30, 2018

Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive

By Paolo Sorbello
A recent Eurobond issue piles up on Kazmunaigas' debt, signaling just how dependent Kazakhstan's oil and gas giant is on borrowed capital.

The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan
January 12, 2018

The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan

By Andres Fernandez
Given the dominance of conventional energy resources, are Astana’s green energy reforms merely publicity stunts?

Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money
January 12, 2018

Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money

By Paolo Sorbello
A business venture gone awry could have major repercussions for Kazakhstan's oil fund.
Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links
November 17, 2017

Leaks Unveil Kazakh Officials with Offshore Links

By Paolo Sorbello
The Paradise Papers leak shows that Sauat Mynbayev, a key in Kazakhstan's energy sector, could have conspired to hide millions in offshore havens.

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