Energy-sector-ecologization stages

In view of the relevant priorities and economic-efficiency ratings the following energy-sector-ecologization stages were set forth:

  • First stage (up to 2010) - the top priority will be given to the ecologization initiatives that fall within the category of small-to-medium-cost projects.
  • Second stage (2011 to 2020) - the top priority will be given to the medium-and-(partially)high-cost initiatives.
  • Third stage (2021 to 2030) - the opportunities will appear to implement more efficient environmental initiatives based on advanced technologies.
  • Fourth stage (after 2030) - hopefully, absolutely new ecologically clear primary energy will be discovered and developed, with the relevant breakthrough in production technologies and processes. At all these stages, the Fuel-and-Energy Complex ecologization policy will be designed so as to maximize the energy efficiency and energy savings in the sector, otherwise the ecologization initiatives and energy imports may become a heavy burden for the national economy.

Within its national environment protection and monitoring system the Government shall establish a state system of environmental monitoring integrated into relevant regional systems, that will play an important role for the energy sector ecologization process, setting priorities and will help carry out control over efficiency of the initiatives to reduce/ eliminate negative impacts on the environment. The system will provide for reliable on-line data on the adverse effect of the Fuel-and-Energy Complex enterprises activity and thereby will provide opportunities to evaluate efficiency of the ecologization steps taken in the FEC.

Pursuant to the basic requirements of the Green Book, the Energy Strategy provides for guidelines to improve the power engineering structure based on utilization of energy resources with low emissions of carbon dioxide, including gradual transition to utilization of alternative and renewable sources of energy

Furthermore, the Energy Strategy provides for actions to prevent climate changes in the context of the environmental protection initiatives and the competitiveness and safety of energy supply pursuant to the Lisbon Agreement.