Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Environment

Austria has plans to more than double the contribution of renewables to total primary energy supply (TPES) by 2020, and increase the share of renewables in elecricity. New specific targets were set in the government programme 2007-10 as follows:

- Increase of renewables in TPES to 25% by 2010, and by 45% by 2020;

- Increase the share of electricity from renewables to 80% by 2010, and 85% by 2020, compared to electricity production of 1997;

- Switch at least 400 000 households to renewable energy carriers by 2020, of which at least 100 000 by 2010;

- Increase use of alternative fuels in the transport sector to 10% by 2010 and to 20% by 2020; development of a methane-based transport fuel with a share of at least 20% methane by 2010; provide fuel coverage with a network of E85 and methane filling stations by 2010;

- Double the use of biomass by 2010;

- Improve the legal framework for feeding biogas into the gas distribution network;

- Develop a strategy for the optimal use of hydropower.

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