On 21st June 2017, the Ministry of Energy presented the project of National Energy Independence Strategy (NEIS).
The project sets ambitious goals for Lithuanian energy sector until 2030, and guidelines until 2050.
The main strategic directions of energy policy:
• Energy security;
• Green energy development and innovations.
The long term-vision of the Lithuanian energy sector is to achieve complete independence from fossil fuels in both electricity generation and heating.
To reduce environmental pollution, climate change, and increase competitiveness, renewable energy will be further developed. The goal is to reach a 30 % share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the final energy consumption by 2020. By 2050, all electricity – and all heating in the district heating sector – should be produced from RES, while in the transportation sector RES energy will amount to 50 %.
Lithuanian the general structure of energy resources in the final energy consumption, %.
National Energy Independence Strategy project is to be confirmed by Lithuania Government and Parliament after political discussion in this autumn.