National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP)

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 26 October 2015

Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets. Norway has adopted the RES Directive as part of the EEA agreement. Norway submitted its National Action Plan in June 2012.

Norway 2020 renewable energy targets:

  • Overall target: 67.5% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
  • Heating and cooling: 43% of heat consumption met by renewable sources;
  • Electricity: 114% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 10% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources.

The Green certificates scheme that Norway has implemented together with Sweden is the main measure  to achieve the target.

The National Action Plan is updated according to the Directive

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