Belarus developing new energy security concept

Belarus is developing a new concept of energy security, Michail Miasnikovic, the chairman of the National Academy of Sciences, told the media. The draft has included "principally new provisions", he said. In the first place, the draft concept is based on the energy independence indices which will serve as the maximum values in energy security calculations.

Besides, the energy budget of this country will also include brown coal, extracted from the domestic mines.

The commission developing the concept also studies the ways of diversification of energy supplies. In the perspective, at least 20 percent of supplies will be conducted through the ports of the Baltic and Black Seas and from other neighboring countries, not only from Russia.