Law on Energy Saving
This law establishes the legal framework to regulate markets as they relate to the consumption of energy. It explains that the government has the authority to regulate markets according to the principles of energy saving and energy efficiency. Such principles shall be disseminated to the public through national mass media. It authorises and requires local and regional executive authorities to develop and approve of energy saving programmes as well as scientific research into energy efficiency. Funds to finance such programmes and research are to be allocated accordingly by the national budget.
The government is granted the authority to establish energy efficiency minimums for mechanical equipment, buildings and additional fuel-consuming structures.
Lastly it recognises the legal legitimacy of any international treaties signed by Kazakhstan, so that if those treaties should establish rules or regulations, they shall supersede any conflicting national legislation.