A day in the life of a renewable engineer in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Meet Bayarmaa Lkhagvadorj, an engineer from Mongolia who believes renewable energies are the way of the future! Engineers like Bayarmaa are working to test the environmental benefits of different renewable energies which have much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies. This is especially important for Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia which has the highest air pollution level of any capital city in the world. Renewable energies such as solar, thermal or wind power hold a lot of hope for the future of Mongolia to reduce reliance on coal burning which causes pollution.
Mongolia, a landlocked country with a population of 3 million, enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine a year. The country's renewable energy capacity nearly doubled last year, reaching 155 MW, according to the Ministry of Energy. However, there is so much more to be done to truly reduce Mongolia’s dependence on coal burning. Today Mongolia gets less than 5 percent of its power from renewable energy, including solar and wind. The government aims to make renewable energy use account for 20 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2030. #WorldLearning