MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – There are plans to reduce GDP energy intensity by 0.7% in Belarus in 2023, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization, Director of the Energy Efficiency Department Vitaly Kretsky told journalists, BelTA has learned.
“Our task is to meet the targets set out in the state program. In particular, these targets include reducing the GDP energy intensity by 0.7% over 2022 taking into account the commissioning of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. We are also set to keep the share of local energy resources at 16%, renewable energy sources at 7.6%, to save 450,000 tonnes of reference fuel,” said Vitaly Kretsky.
According to him, the Energy Efficiency Department has initiated the work to amend the energy conservation law, namely the provisions regulating the rationing of fuel and energy resources and mandatory energy audits.
A number of measures will be taken to promote digitalization and reduce administrative procedures.