The approaches to refining the Energy Conservation Law need to be changed

5 october 2017 | Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The Energy Conservation Law needs to be refined. This view was expressed by almost all the experts interviewed by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The paper writes that the new law has caused quite a bit of controversy among experts. Representatives of various regulatory agencies generally believe the law is balanced and can work. Independent experts point to a number of serious problems in it.

Evgeny Gasho
Evgeny Gasho
Department for Expert Analytics

Analytical Center expert Evgeny Gasho believes that the law was originally based on a distorted picture of "inefficiency" and thus inefficient tools and mechanisms were used. "Today when we've got hundreds of thousands of energy meters in the field our buildings are not 5 times, but 1.3-1.4 times worse than those in Finland," he told an RG correspondent. "Energy consumption in industry is not 3 times as great but at most 1.5 times as great. For instance, Moscow's total energy consumption is almost 2 times less than that of the warm Belgium (which also has a population of 11 million).

Everything has to be redone based on other principles and approaches, taking into account the Russian engineering school. According to Mr. Gasho that is the main lesson to be learned from the implementation of the current energy policy in recent years.

Earlier Elektrosnabzhenie magazine published article by Evgeny Gasho titled “Handling the Problem of Energy Saving in Russia: Certain Results and Myths.” The article addresses some widespread myths preventing energy saving in our country.

Source: The Rossiyskaya Gazeta