MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) – The state program Energy Conservation for 2021-2025 was approved by the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 103 as of 24 February 2021, BelTA learned from the press service of the government.
The document is aimed at increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing sector and boosting the country's energy security.
The strategic tasks in the field of energy conservation include reducing Belarus' dependence on energy imports by maximizing the use of own fuel and energy resources, including renewable energy; curbing the growth of gross consumption of fuel and energy resources and reducing the energy intensity of Belarus' GDP in purchasing power parity terms down to the world average.
The program consists of two subprograms: Increasing Energy Efficiency and Increasing the Use of Local Fuel and Energy Resources, including renewable energy.
The program provides for introducing advanced energy conservation solutions, energy efficient equipment, devices and materials; raising the efficiency of power generating facilities; building, upgrading and revamping energy facilities using equipment running on local fuels, including renewable energy.
The resolution comes into force after its official publication and extends its effect to relations that arose from 1 January 2021.