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Bosnia, Serbia unlikely to meet 2020 renewables targets - Energy Community

Author Radomir Ralev
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BELGRADE (Serbia), November 14 (SeeNews) – Bosnia and Serbia are unlikely to meet their 2020 renewables targets, the Energy Community has said.

The situation in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia remains questionable due to the impact of hydrology, low investments in renewable energy or increase in energy consumption, the Energy Community said in a statement on Wednesday.

Regarding the target of 10% renewable energy share for the transport sector, no renewable energy coordination group contracting party will meet the target, with present shares at or close to 0%, the Energy Community said. 

The lack of reliable statistical data, especially on biomass used for heating, was identified as a key bottleneck for tracking accurately the contracting parties' progress but also for building credible forecasts for the integrated national energy climate plans (NECPs) to 2030, the Energy Community said.

The renewable energy coordination group, which includes all Western Balkan countries, plus Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, was established by the ministerial council in 2015 and its current mandate is valid until 2020. The group serves as a platform for sharing best practices and supporting the identification of the appropriate measures that can be implemented to ensure the creation of conducive investment frameworks for renewable energy projects.

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