Medvedev: elimination of damage to the environment should become an independent industry

MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the elimination of the environmental damage the industry, creating demand for advanced technologies and equipment.

“Elimination of environmental damage should also become a separate industry, which generates demand for advanced technologies and equipment,” he said, speaking with a report on the work of the government in the state Duma.

“We designed the system of state support, the requirements of technical regulation so that companies are gradually shifted to more modern technology – said the Prime Minister. Is the business actively engaged in the reconstruction of enterprises, a law was passed on the transition to the principle of best available technology.”

According to the head of the Cabinet, since 2012, there have been elimination of environmentally hazardous objects that inherited from the Soviet era: abandoned factories, landfills. Implemented 30 projects on elimination of environmental damage. “This work should be continued”, – assured Medvedev.

“Initiated the program of development of renewable energy, built 22 objects, he added. – Created high-tech manufacturing the main equipment for solar power plants”.