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Energy Policy

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 the National Energy Independence Strategy (NEIS) was adopted, 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 Plan 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 NECP (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: 06 2022