Lithuania has new energy independence strategy
The Parliament of Republic of Lithuania in 2018-06-21 accepted new national energy independence strategy. "Ater six years Lithuania has a new national energy strategy that is advanced and ambitious not only in the context of the region, but also in the whole of Europe. Now we have clearly defined goals, where we go and what we are looking for. Our main ambition is to finally complete Lithuania's energy dependence on Russia and no longer be an energy island or peninsula. To develop clean and climate friendly energy that does not have a negative impact, to create and implement innovations that will save the consumer and growth of the economy", Zygimantas Vaiciūnas, Minister of Energy, quoted in the report.
The 2020 Strategy is planned to ensure the security of the energy system, the goals set are integration of the energy system into the EU, energy efficiency improvement, sustainable and sustainable development of renewable energy sources (RES), optimization and modernization of energy infrastructure. The main task is synchronization with Western European electricity networks. 2030 the goal of reducing energy prices and the shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. "Energy must be not only green and clean, but also competitive. From the point of view of energy competitiveness, the main objective of the strategy is to ensure that the share of population spending on energy in total consumption expenditure is lower and that industry's energy prices are no higher than in the countries of the region.
To this end, it is important to ensure that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is smooth, economically weighed and coincides with the period of service of the existing energy infrastructure, "said Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciūnas earlier. It is foreseen that in 2030 Lithuania will produce 70% of electricity consumption and 45% of it will be made from renewable energy resources. 2050 All electricity required for Lithuania's needs will be produced in Lithuania, 80% - from RES.