Belarus to use local fuels to generate 28-30% of energy by 2015


Local fuels will be used to generate 28-30% of the energy Belarus needs by 2015, First Vice Premier of Belarus Vladimir Semashko told a press conference on 7 April.

The official said that by 2013 Belarus is supposed to use local fuels to generate about 25% of the energy it needs. In 2010 the figure stood at 20.7%. By 2015 it is supposed to rise to 28-30%, said Vladimir Semashko. It is the level of developed nations such as Sweden and Denmark. Belarus will aim for it, he said. “We need to use what nature has given us as much as possible,” said the official.

According to the First Vice Premier of Belarus, close attention will be paid to wood processing. Belarus has a huge potential in this area.

The official reminded that projects for using local kinds of fuel are outlined by a relevant government program. The document will be used to build and commission 161 energy installations, including a boiler house and a compact cogeneration plant.

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