Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2012
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

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

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

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