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Energy Community adopts decarbonisation roadmap for contracting parties

Author Radomir Ralev
Energy Community adopts decarbonisation roadmap for contracting parties Janez Kopac; Source: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly; License: CC BY-SA 2.0

BELGRADE (Serbia), December 1 (SeeNews) - The Energy Community has adopted a decarbonisation roadmap for its contracting parties including the Western Balkans countries, Moldova and Ukraine, it said.

The roadmap represents a political document outlining the sequence of adoption, transposition and implementation of decarbonisation-focused rules in order to put the contracting parties on a path towards achieving 2030 and mid-century decarbonisation targets, the Energy Community said in a statement on Tuesday.

The biggest challenge for the Energy Community in the future is the non-existence of carbon pricing in the contracting parties, director Janez Kopac said in a speech at the 19th Energy Community ministerial council in Belgrade.

"Montenegro introduced a carbon dioxide price of 24 euro per tonne. Others are waiting for the EU to push them with legal action. The Decarbonisation Roadmap envisages the Emission Trade Directive in 2025. Too late, but at least it was adopted. It gives also new life to the Energy Community which would otherwise expire in 2026," Kopac said.

The Energy Community ministerial council also adopted the Clean Energy for all Europeans package at its meeting in Belgrade under the presidency-in-office of Serbia. The package covers legislation in the area of energy efficiency, renewables, governance, electricity market design and electricity security of supply rules, to enter into force in the next years.