State agency: Strategy on Azerbaijani alternative energy being actively prepared
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
A preliminary version of the state strategy on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan for 2012-2020 will be presented to the Azerbaijani government in June 2012, deputy head of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy and Industry Jamil Melikov told Trend today.
"At present work is underway to rapidly prepare the strategy. It may be submitted for consideration in June." A number of working groups were formed to prepare the document.
Preparation of the strategy on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan for 2012-2020 and the organisation of work will allow the country to reach a 20 per cent share of alternative energy in the total volume of energy consumption by 2020.
2020 was chosen because by this time the EU intends to achieve a level of 20 per cent usage of alternative energy from the total share of energy consumption.
The Azerbaijani President signed an order in late December, 2011 on the preparation of the state strategy on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan within six months for 2012-2020.