Albania’s renewable sources energy target set at 38% by 2020: New law
The new law encouraging the use of energy from renewable sources has now been published in the Official Gazette, passing the last step to entry into force.
The aim of this law is to encourage the growth of energy production from renewable sources to ensure a sustainable development in the Republic of Albania, in accordance with obligations stipulated in the Energy Community Treaty.
Besides other provisions, the bill contains mandatory national targets for the contribution of renewable sources in the gross final energy consumption.
Referring to the table that is attached to the law, Albania’s general objective for renewable energy sources in gross final energy consumption is set at 38% for 2020.
“Renewable sources energy” means energy from renewable non-fossil sources, namely wind, sun, geothermal energy, hydrothermal energy, hydropower energy, ocean energy, biomass energy, gas collected in landfills, gas collected from treatment of sewage, biogases, etc…
The share of renewable energy in Albania in 2009 31.2%
The average for 2011-2012 32.6%
The average for 2013-2014 33.2%
The average for 2015-2016 34.3%
The average for 2017-2018 35.6%
Target for renewable energy in Albania in 2020 38%