|Policy Status||In force|
|Agency||•Council of Ministers|
•Biofuels for Transport
•Biomass for Heat
•Biomass for Power
|Policy Sector||•Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Description||In September 2007, the government of Belarus adopted a broad-ranging programme to develop technical regulations, standardisation and conformity assessment in the energy conservation sector.
Along with various regulations determining energy end-use and efficiency measurements, standards are to be introduced for renewable energy sources. A top priority is to improve the qualitative characteristics of fuel and energy resources, including requirements for wood and peat fuels, rape seed oil and biomass. Belarus is to harmonise legal acts with EU Directives and international standards.
It is hoped that standardisation will increase the efficiency of alternative fuel resources, thereby encouraging their use.