By 2022, Belarus will have reduced its annual import of natural gas by 5bn cubic metres, according to the updated directive No. 3 ‘Concerning the Priorities in Strengthening the Economic Security of the State’
The directive envisages the measures that will increase the level of the country’s energy security. In particular, the Council of Ministers will take steps to reduce the risks and ensure a constant energy supply. After the Belarusian nuclear power plant is commissioned, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced down to 7m tonnes a year by 2020, since up to 5bn cubic metres of natural gas will be replaced in the country’s fuel balance.
The country will make maximum use of its own fuel-energy resources, including renewable energy. Thus, the share of primary energy in fuel and energy consumption will amount to at least 16 percent while the share of primary energy from renewable sources will account for at least 6 percent.
By Alexander Pimenov