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Law 7/2017 promoting the use of energy from renewable resources

legislation type Legislative
Law
Passed in 2017
This law notably aims to increase the use of energy from renewable sources, to reduce imports of fossil fuels and related greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote the development of the renewable electricity market and its regional integration. It further seeks to improve the supply of rural and isolated areas. The document establishes 1) the legislative framework for the promotion of use of energy produced from renewable sources, 2) the binding national objectives for the contribution of energy from renewable energy sources in gross final energy consumption, 3) the rules for supporting the energy produced from renewable sources, 4) the obligation for transparency of information, 5) rules for access and operation of the grids for renewable energy sources and connection to the electric energy grid, and 6) the rules for issuing, transferring and cancelation of Guarantees of Origin for the energy produced from renewable sources. This law replaces law 138/2013.

Documents

  • At least 10% total energy from renewable and biofuels
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015
  • 25% total energy consumption from renewables, of which 10MW is PV, 14MW is biomass, 10MW is Geothermal, 240 MW is HC (hydro) by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • 9% reduction in total energy consumption by 2015 compared with 2006 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2006
  • 9% reduction in energy use by 2018 against a 2010 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: 2010
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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