Kretsky: since 1993, energy intensity of Belarus’ GDP has decreased 4.7-fold
Over the three decades of work of the Energy Efficiency Department, about 30 million tonnes of standard fuel have been saved and the reduction in the energy intensity of GDP amounted to about 70 percent – as noted by Vitaly Kretsky, the Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardisation and Director of the Energy Efficiency Department, during the conference, entitled 30 Years of Success and Achievements in Creating an Energy Efficient Country
He noted that a consistent state policy in the field of energy saving has been carried out for three decades. The principles of economy and frugality of fuel and energy resources have become decisive for all sectors of the economy of our country, “This is confirmed by the information of the International Energy Agency, according to the latest data of which the energy intensity of Belarus’ GDP amounted to 0.141 tonnes of oil equivalent per $1,000. Compared with the industrialised member countries of the EAEU, our country occupies a leading position.”
Thus, according to the International Energy Agency, since 1993 the energy intensity of Belarus’ GDP has decreased by 4.7 times, which is 3 times more intense than the decline in the world average value of GDP energy intensity, and much more intense than the reduction in the energy intensity of such economically developed countries with similar climatic conditions as Sweden and Canada.
“At the same time, the GDP energy intensity indicator in the country is more than 25 percent higher than the world average, which indicates the need to further maintain the course towards increasing the energy efficiency of the domestic economy,” Vitaly Kretsky underlined.