Action Plan on Renewable Energy

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 17 July 2012
An Action Plan on Renewable Energy, consisting of seven key measures, was released by the federal government in September 2007. The plan focuses on heat production and streamlining hydropower regulation, renewable electricity generation and biofuels are addressed in other measures. The plan aims to increase the share of renewable energy in TPES 1.5 times by 2020, from a 2007 figure of 16.2% to 24%. Measures proposed in the plan include incentives for heat pumps, pellets and solar thermal, feed-in tariffs for district heating, the incorporation of biogas into the gas grid, a biomass strategy, and additional funding for information, training and RD&D. The plan was approved by the Government in February 2008. Legal and regulatory implementation work is underway.