The National Energy Conservation Law first came into force in 1997 and amended in 2007. The main objective of the Law is to reduce energy consumption across all end-use sectors by promoting energy efficiency with an emphasis on economic and social development as well as the economic benefits of energy efficiency.
The Law also encompasses a stratgy to incorporate energy conservation and efficiency intro broader national economic and social planning efforts. Amendments in 2016 were made to the following articles:
- Amendment to Article 15 on the implementation and compliance enforcement system for the energy conservation assessment and review of fixed asset investment projects.
- Amendment to Article 68 on compliance enforcement for the approval process of government investment projects.