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EU4Energy Governance to draft an Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency law of Azerbaijan

On 4 May 2017, the Inaugural meeting of the Inter-Ministerial working group met to discuss a draft Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency law of Azerbaijan. The meeting was organised by the Energy Charter Secretariat within the implementation of EU4Energy Governance programme for Azerbaijan. The Inter-Ministerial working group is chaired by Mr. G. Javadov, Deputy Minister of Energy.

Members comprise representatives of a wide range of ministries, government agencies and state enterprises, including the Ministry of Energy, Economy, Transport, Communication and High Technologies, Justice, Environment and Natural Resources, the State Committee for Construction, Architecture (Gosstroy), and Standardization (Gosstandart), plus state enterprises including Azerenerji, Azerishiq. The Working Group members discussed and agreed the overall scope and structure of the future Law, which will be reflecting the provisions of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, while considering the specific Azerbaijan situation.

The EU4Energy Programme is an EU-funded energy programme in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan). Within EU4Energy Governance, the Energy Charter Secretariat is providing technical assistance to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. Priority areas for assistance include energy efficiency and renewable energy, electricity and gas sectors reform, long term energy planning and enhancement of the investment climate.