Country:Belarus
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Council of Ministers
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.

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