Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy is responsible for the energy sector and energy policy.
The main objective of Lithuania’s energy policy is to reach energy independence by increasing energy efficiency. In 2017 a draft National Energy Independence Strategy (NEIS) was presented in June 2017, which focuses on the following energy relevant topics: energy security, competitiveness, green energy development and innovations. The document also includes a target which says that electricity generation and heating should be independent from fossil fuels in 2050.
When it comes to the 2020 targets, Lithuania's national renewable energy target is 23% in final energy consumption. This target of the National Renewable Energy and Climate Action Planc was exceeded in 2016 and 2017 by more than 25% mainly thanks to heating (46.5% versus only 3.6% for transport and nearly 17% for power generation). The NEICP (2018) raised this target to 45% of renewables in 2030.
Referring to the reduction of GHG emissions, Lithuania’s goals are: 40 % reduction by 2030, 60 % reduction by 2040 and 80 % reduction by 2050, compared with the GHG emission level in 1990.
Last update: 09 2020