Belarus

Directive No.3 on the Economy and Savings as the Main Factors of the Economic Security of the State

Executive
Directive
Passed in 2007
The Directive No. 3 sets out a range of measures in order to strengthen the economic security of the state, especially the energy security and energy independence. The Directive aims to:
 1. Ensure energy security and energy independence by mandating:
  • Creation of the 'National Inter-agency commission to monitor the conservation and rational use of energy and material resources'
  • Preparation of a Concept of energy security and energy independence
  • Decisive administrative and educative measures to save energy and material resources in all industry sectors, as well as the housing sector
  • Inclusion of nuclear fuel in the energy balance (plan for nuclear power plant construction)
 2. Accelerate technical modernisation of industry through:
  • Introduction of energy-saving technologies and equipment in particular through stimulating foreign investment in technical re-equipment and modernization of industrial facilities and introduction of energy saving technologies
  • Adoption of a 'National programme on transforming boilers to CHP' where economically feasible;
  • Co-ordination of the transition to energy-efficient building design, with extensive use of domestic energy and natural resources;
  • Survey of the housing buildings by 1 January 2008 to develop priority measures for bringing their thermal performance in line with the technical standards requirements.
  • Stimulate efficient energy and natural resources use in the private sector
 3. Educate the population about the need to save energy and natural resources (media, educational curriculum), training
 4. Establish effective control over the rational use of energy and material resources (monitoring, target achievement verification)
 5. Increase liability of the heads of government agencies and other organizations and citizens for the inefficient use of energy and material resources
 
 Based on the Directive, a set of resolutions were adopted on Programmes to promote new technologies, energy consumption monitoring and energy efficiency measures. In particular, the following:
  • Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No.885 on the State Programme for Development of Biogas Energy Sources for 2010-2015 (09/06/2010)
  • Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 706 on the Comprehensive Programme on Design, Construction and Reconstruction of Energy Efficient Houses in the Republic of Belarus for 2009-2010 and up to 2020 (01/06/2009)
  • Resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No.1122 on Energy Standardisation Programme (31/08/2007)
  • Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No.1838 on the State Programme for Construction of Hydropower Plants in 2011-2015 in the Republic of Belarus (17/10/2010)

  • 31% energy intensity of GDP reduction, then 50%, then 60% by 2010, 2015, 2020 against a 2005 baseline
    Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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