Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2015
Policy Type:
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation

the law provides a framework for clean energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The purposes of this Law are: to regulate the sustainable use of energy and to set out the requirements of clean energy and the reduction of pollutant emissions from the electricity industry. The LTE establishes four planning instruments: a national strategy which will set clean energy and energy efficiency goals; two special programs to implement such strategy; and a program focused on smart grids. 

As Article 11 stated, Energy efficiency national goals are: 

  • The energy efficiency goal will be established by the Strategy (Article 27-I) and the Pronase (Article 11).
    • It should have a roadmap to reach such energy efficiency goal considering a medium term (15 years) and a long term (30 years).
As article 3 stated, Clean energies (Transitory ) national goals are:
  • The LTE confirms the 2024 (eight years from now) goal that was stablished in the repealed LAERFTE and sets new midway goals. Current mandatory goals:
    • 2018: 25%; 2021: 30%; and 2024: 35%.
    • But, LAERFTE was including targets to 2035 (40%) and 2050 (50%) that are no longer in the LTE.
      • However, the LTE mandate to make a strategy to address clean energy and energy efficiency goals considering a mid-term component (15 years) and a long-term component (30 years). 
This record supersedes:Law for the Sustainable Use of Energy (Ley para el Aprovechamiento Sustentable de la Energía ̶ LASE) , Law for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Transition Financing (LAFAERTE)

year effective: 2015, December 25th

Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:35:55 CET