Mongolia Energy Articles & Analysis

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Is there room to introduce environmental safeguards while minimising the impact on exploration?

Energy security was never going to be easy for a country as big as Iran but with only about 3m people. Despite abundant reserves of coal and rich potential for wind, solar and hydroelectric power, Mongolia has lagged in exploiting its natural resources. From generation to transmission to distribution, its power infrastructure is outdated, and...

Mining investors’ sentiment has ebbed and flowed in line with Mongolia’s regulatory framework, with near-yearly attempts for either wholesale revisions to the Minerals Law or proposals for new legislation covering environmental standards, governance or foreign investment. Conscious of the need for a coherent and consistent regulatory approach,...

What role can the private sector play in achieving energy self-sufficiency for Mongolia?

With the world’s 16th-largest proven uranium reserves according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 2011 Red Book, Mongolia is making progress to restart production and export for the first time since 1995.

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Mongolia 2014

Despite abundant reserves of coal and rich potential for wind, solar and hydroelectric power, Mongolia has lagged in exploiting its natural resources. From generation to transmission to distribution, the country’s power infrastructure is outdated, and reliance on foreign imports is growing. Aware of this, the government has been pushing to fast-track a range of projects that, if successful,...