Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov is taking part in the session of Presidium of the State Council held in Arkhangelsk on July 2, under the presidency of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. The main point of the agenda is the project of the federal law On Energy Saving and Increase of Energy Efficiency aimed at support of energy-efficient technology producing companies and consumers.Last autumn this bill has been passed by the State Duma in the first reading.
As RIA Novosti informs, the document introduces a definition of the energy efficiency ratio depending on power consumption of devices. Payment is stipulated for using equipment with low factor energy efficiency (below permissible level). Devices which actual power consumption is by more than 50% provided due to secondary and renewed power resources and alternative sources of fuel are exonerated from the ratio conformance testing.
The bill grants ôassignment of budgetary support to businessmen engaged in development and production of high energy efficiency equipment and energy saving technologies.
In the opinion of developers of the bill, accepting new norms will allow by 2020 to lower power consumption of total internal product of the Russian Federation by no less than 40% in comparison with the current year.
To increase energy efficiency of economy of the Russian Federation it is necessary to pass the law offered, and to make changes to a number of legislative acts of the Russian Federation, as well as to develop new technical regulations for various branches of economy.