Kazakhstan adopts £4.6bn energy efficiency programme
Kazakhstan has adopted a new energy efficiency programme to reduce consumption in the central Asian country, writes Energy Live News.
The Energy Efficiency 2020 programme aims to reduce energy use by 10% every year until 2015 and will cost 1.1 trillion tenge (£4.6 billion).
22 legal acts and 3,000 energy standards have been approved to implement the scheme. The new measures include energy efficiency classes for buildings and household appliances.
Special emphasis is being placed on the industrial sector, which consumes more than 50% of the country’s energy resources. More than 2,000 industrial businesses will have to undergo energy audits before July 2015.