Kazakhstan Adopt Energy Efficiency Program

KAZAKHSTAN is implementing the Energy Efficiency-2020 program according to a report by Azernews.

The decision was made at a government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, who stated that the Kazakh President wishes to reduce the country’s energy use by 10 percent annually through to 2015.

Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Nurlan Sauranbayev, addressed the meeting pointing out that Kazakhstan has already prepared for the move to an energy-efficient economy by forming the needed legal framework.

Sauranbayev highlighted that 22 legal acts have been approved on the way towards the program’s goals "On saving energy and energy efficiency", adding that 16 regional and five sectoral energy saving plans are being implemented.

Up and until July 2015 over 2,000 Kazakh industrial businesses need to have energy audits, with a string bias towards the nation’s industrial sector, with industry consuming over 50 percent of the country's energy resources.

Sauranbayev announced that the Energy Efficiency-2020 program will attempt to implement 78 different activities, and that the program’s success will greatly help to modernise the economy.

The long-term energy efficiency program, will bring a mandatory 30 percent energy reduction target for the industrial sector.

Picture of Almaty by ru:Участник:Rock [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Monday 2nd September 2013

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