BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13
Kazakhstan intends to introduce energy-efficient government procurement, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Beibut Atmakulov said, Trend reports.
According to the minister, who was presenting the draft law on energy conservation in the Mazhilis (Parliament), in order to strengthen the regulation of the budgetary sector, which has significant energy saving potential and reduction of budget costs, it is proposed to introduce energy-efficient public procurement.
It is noted that these measures will ensure a decrease in energy consumption in state institutions and will also give impetus to the transformation of Kazakhstan for energy-consuming equipment.
In addition, it is proposed to establish energy consumption standards, monitor their compliance, benchmarking and issue appropriate recommendations for energy efficiency.
Earlier it was reported that in the first reading the Mazhilis approved the draft law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of Kazakhstan on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Improvement".