ArmInfo. The Energy Charter plays an important role in energy efficiency efforts. Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia Hayk Harutyunyan stated this during his speech at the 28th session of the Energy Charter Conference in Ashgabat, touching the topic "Mobilizing Resources for Sustainable Energy Future and Diversification of Transport Routes".
At the same time, the Armenian Deputy Minister noted that during the event there was a lot of time spent discussing transit issues because they care about everyone, but not enough time was spent to discuss investment protection issues. "In order to realize the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, we need to spend about 1 trillion USD until 2020. Of course, we are not far from this goal, we are approaching the end of 2017 and the figures for this year are not yet known but they are three times less than the goal that we were supposed to achieve. "All of us must increase our efforts," said Harutyunyan, noting that during his speeches, all touched upon issues such as national security, energy security, international security, but not enough but talked about such topical issues as climate change, emissions of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, this is one of the direct responsibilities of the Energy Charter.
According to him, the Organization must find solutions to these issues. "This is our policy: creating favorable conditions for investment, reducing risks for investments, solutions must be found that, in turn, lead to new investments, including in the field of renewable energy. climate, "- said Harutyunyan.
Speaking about natural gas, the Deputy Minister of Energy noted that natural gas plays an important role, since this implies a primary energy source, a source for generation of electricity, and, after all, it is a source of energy that resonates well with renewable sources.
Harutyunyan agreed with the view that more time is needed to ensure that the principles of transit are uniform and unified. "Too much politics is mixed in transit, there should be less policy, and more need to talk about access to energy, to clean energy," he said.
Speaking about the past year, the Deputy Minister noted that the Organization has managed to do a lot for a rather small budget, and this, in particular, thanks to the Turkmen chairmanship in the Charter, which played an important role in supporting both financial and political support. According to him, thanks to these efforts, it was possible to achieve such results.
Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Maksat Babayev stressed that Turkmenistan has made a worthy contribution to the development of the energy sector and is taking an active part in resolving issues in this area, including at the international site. According to him, the main principles of the Energy Charter practically fully correspond to the position of Turkey in this sector, including the issue of energy security.