25 Feb '17, 5am

While Trump & Trudeau talk pipelines. 70% of Mongolia's nomads have renewable #solar power:

While Trump & Trudeau talk pipelines. 70% of Mongolia's nomads have renewable #solar power:

by MIHAI ANDREI for ZME Science: In many the vast steppes of Mongolia, some things have remained unchanged for centuries. But some things have changed, and big time: according to a new report, almost 3 out of 4 Mongolian nomads are now using solar power. Even if your lifestyle is pretty much Medieval, you can still benefit from advanced technology – that’s the reasoning behind a new government initiative that encourages nomads to use solar power. Mongolia is a geographically large but sparsely populated country. Covering over 600,000 square miles, it only has a population of 3 million people. About 1.2 million of Mongolia’s citizens live in the urban capital of Ulaanbaatar, while the remaining population is widely dispersed throughout the country with a large number residing in rural areas. In total, about a quarter of the population consists of nomadic herders. The per ca...

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