EU Member Countries were obliged under Directive 2009/28/EC to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining their plan to reach 2020 targets.
Lithuania is mandated by the European Union to increase share of renewable energy sources (RES) to at least 23% of its final gross energy consumption by 2020.
In order to achieve this target Lithuania sets following targets:
- Transport: to increase the share of RES consumed in all kinds of transport from 4.3 % of the final consumption of energy in the transport sector in 2008 to 10 % in 2020;
- Electricity: to increase share of RES in total electricity consumption to 21% by 2020.
- Heating and Cooling:
- to increase share of RES in gross final consumption of this sector to 36% by 2020;
- to increase share of district heating produced from RES to 50% by 2020.