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Overview of current peculiarities of promotion of energy from renewable sources in Lithuania. Country reports: Lithuania

Griguolaitė, Rita;
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  • Published: 14 Oct 2015
  • Publisher: Lexxion
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This report provides an overview of the legal background and strategic planning of development and promotion of energy from renewable sources in Lithuania. It discusses the main provisions of the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources in the sectors of electricity, transport and heat. Also, established national financial incentives for the promotion of energy from renewable sources are described.
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9 See for e.g.Decision No XI-2133 of the Parliament of the RepubIicof Lithuania of 26 June 2012 "Nacional Strategy forEnergy Independence"; Erika Matulionyte-Jarasune, "The Development of Renewable Energy Sources in the Context of Energy Security", 1(5), Darnaus Vystymosi StrategijairPraktika (2011), pp. 7 6 -9 2 .

10 Decision No 257 of the Government of 26 March 2014 "The Report of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania 2013", at p. 47.

11 National Reform Programme 2015 of Lithuania, pp. 37-38, available on the Internet at <http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/pdf/ csr201 5/nrp201 5_lithuaniaen.pdf>(last accessed 30 July 2015).

12 According to the data of 2014 of the national vehicle registration office "Regitra".

13 Law on Energy from RES,supra note 3, Art. 12 (2)and Art. 23.

14 Law on Energy from RES,supra note 3, Art. 25.

15 Decision No 298 of the Government of 25 March 2015 "The Report of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania 2014", at p. 50.

16 Decision No 158 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 19 February 2014.

17 Order No 1-17 of the Minister for Energy of 22 January 2015, "Strategy of the Ministry of Energy 2015-2017", at p. 3.

18 Summarized information is provided by the NCC at the official website, English version available on the Internet at <http://www .regula.lt/en/Pages/the-sector-of-renewable-energy-resources.aspx > (last accessed on 22 July 2015).

19 National Reform Programme, supra note 8, at p. 37.

20 Liudas Mazylis and Aiste Pikgryte, "EU Regulatory Policy models' Application in the Renewable Energy Sector", 12(1), Public Policy and Administration (2013), pp. 120 et sqq., at pp. 128-129.

21 Summarized information in English is provided by the NCC, available on the Internet at <http://www.regula.lt/en/Pages/tariffs -for-electricity-from-res.aspx> (last accessed on 30 July 2015).

22 Currently the quota for the wind energy is 210 MW and 50 MW (respectively for transmission and distribution systems), hydro energy 14 MW, biomass 105 MW and solar PV 10 MW.

23 The conditions to participate in the auction (in English) are provided by the NCC, available on the Internet at <http://www .regula.lt/en/Pages/auctions-.aspx> (last accessed on 30 July 2015).

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