Kyrgyz Government Urges Citizens to Rely on Fossil Fuels, not Hydropower

BISHKEK, Kyrgystan – A mountainous nation that depends primarily on hydroelectricity generated from its Toktogul reservoir, Kyrgystan faces increased power cuts due to its forecasted inability to replenish water levels depleted last winter due to extreme cold. With sub-zero temperatures common, Reuters reports that the government predicts seasonal power cuts will not only affect economic growth; they will also force the population to rely on coal and oil as alternatives.

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Source: Reuters

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