Albanian prospects towards smart development

Albanian prospects towards smart development

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Albanian prospects towards smart development Dr. Lorenc Gordani, 5 April 2018 Albania is part of the global efforts to address climate change on the promote the transition to low carbon economies worldwide, including those taken in framework of Western Balkans region (WB6). Early the country has adopted an Integrated Planning System (IPS) to provide a set of operating principles for facilitating coordinated, coherent and integrated government policy planning. On above, the new Albania’s Power Sector Law and followed legislation in sustainable energies has provided direction for long-term planning in the energy sector that reflects the development goals of the country. The new Res law has putted the objectives for the energy sector achieving a 38% target. This will also help to reduce energy dependency on imports to 65% in 2020…
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EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania

EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania

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EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 6th January 2018 The landscape of the Albanian solar sector has recently seen introduce of the important developments. The country is at a pivotal moment on deciding its optimal strategy for achieving a future with reduced carbon emissions and sustainable power sources. In framework of the Western Balkans (WBs) region - encompassing the European Union (EU) member states - Albania has adopted from 2012 the near-term renewable energy 38% targets for 2020. According to a last updates referred in the Monitor interview of the EBRD Director in Albania, Matteo Colangeli, it is confirmed that the competitive process for the first photovoltaic plant will take place this year. "Lastly, we are committed to assisting in the development…
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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency WB6 Sustainability Charter Monitoring Report Energy Community Secretariat March 2018 Removing legal and regulatory barriers through amending or developing new legislation that will enable and promote ESCO (“energy service companies”) contracts, thus developing energy services markets (June 2017) The 2nd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan was adopted in December 2017, albeit with considerable delay. The plan includes measures to support the development of model contracts and the market for energy services. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Law introduced the ESCO concept and energy performance contracting. However, the adoption of the by-law to introduce ESCO market procedures and model contracts, and establishment of the energy efficiency fund to support ESCO projects in the public sector are still pending. The model contracts and legal gap analysis have…
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Energy policy a factor of power and economic growth

Energy policy a factor of power and economic growth

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Energy policy a factor of power and economic growth, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 22th October 2017 [metaslider id=11349] Our energy system is on the brink of a revolution! Climate change imposes an increasingly binding constraint on the use of fossil fuels. Even, the fossil fuel-based energy has been such a powerful engine of growth, the above transition is an “golden” opportunity for a “green growth” through a development of new forms of economy that are self-resource efficient, oriented toward a proactive consume, clean and protective of the natural environment, etc. Afford of such challenges by public authorities request a long sight looking integrated approach: the energy assets are long-lived, that makes necessary the start decarbonizing of the energy systems early! Anticipating a future carbon constraint is often cheaper than risking stranded…
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