Conserves & conservations by Hilaire Walden

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Therefore, fuel is transported hundreds of kilometres from the Absheron Peninsula to the basic thermal power stations, Azerbaijan GRES and Ali Bayramli GRES. The energy produced is then transmitted to the Absheron Peninsula and from there is distributed to the northern and southern regions. As the west and east of Azerbaijan are connected by two transmission lines of 500 kV (one of which is energized at 330 kV), huge transmission losses take place. Though the installed design capacity of Azerbaijan Power System is approximately 5,500 MW, only about 4,300 MW is available.

China is also gifted with significant potential for geothermal energy, though it is not greatly utilized at the moment. Currently, most geothermal energy in China has been used for space heating, agriculture, aquaculture, bathing and clothes dyeing. Incentives such as tax breaks and subsidies have been created to encourage solar power development in China. This has resulted in the installation of more than 25,000 photovoltaic power systems, almost all of which are small off-grid systems. In addition, China utilizes some refuse-fuel and wave power, though these are not likely to play a significant role in meeting the future energy needs of the country.

Pakistan Turkey Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia Fijia Iran (Islamic Republic of) Mongolia Myanmarb Country or area Table 12b. 5% VAT 23 875 004 - Total revenue (US$) 2001 2002 Notes: a - No direct subsidies. 5% value added tax (VAT). b - Revenue for Myanmar is calculated on the basis of the unofficial exchange rate in effect in 2001 and 2002 and is inconsistent with United Nations statistics. Source for Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea is the International Energy Agency, 2003.

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