The energy potential of Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine etc.
The nations of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan usually are not in the center of the global interest, still they are home to 140 million people. These countries, that commonly are known as the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), could potentially use their natural resources to become major players in a global power market.
Coal, oil and gas are currently the major energy industries across most of the EECCA. Specifically, there is the opportunity for these countries to move beyond basic fossil fuel mining and exporting, and instead invest in and encourage the region-wide growth of various renewable energy industries.
Renewable energy as a percentage of Ttotal primary energy supply (TPES) in EECCA countries, 2012 (Image: OECD/IEA)
Source: Geographical 16 April 2015