ENERGY POLICY OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION REPUBLICS BY THE EXAMPLE OF BELARUS AND AZERBAIJAN
Alexander Mikhalevich, Valech Nasibov
Pages: 109-122 Published: 29 May 2015
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Abstract: There was a centralized energy supply policy of the former Soviet republics before the collapse of the USSR. After that these republics became independent states, the situation changed dramatically. Now each country has become forced to conduct its own energy policies. Some countries like Belarus were without significant domestic fuel and energy resources, others such as Azerbaijan, became the exporters of energy resources. Both categories of states set themselves first of all two main objectives: economic growth and energy security.
Keywords: energy policy, energy security, energy efficiency, diversity of supply