Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>Cooling, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment;

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.

Cyprus 2020 renewable energy targets:

  • Overall target: 13% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
  • Heating and cooling: 23.5% of heat consumption met by renewable sources;
  • Electricity: 16% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 5% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources.

In order to achieve above enlisted targets Cyprus runs following incentive schemes:

  • Creation of institutional and administrative framework supporting deployment of RES;
  • R&D and educational measures supporting renewables


Related policies:Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources

A. “Cyprus” relates to the southern part of the Island. There is no single authority representing both Turkish and Greek Cypriot people on the Island. Turkey recognises the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Until a lasting and equitable solution is found within the context of United Nations, Turkey shall preserve its position concerning the “Cyprus” issue.

B. The Republic of Cyprus is recognised by all members of the United Nations with the exception of Turkey. The information in this document relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.


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