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2020-2050 National Energy Policy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2020
The 2020-2050 policy replaces the 2010-2024 version. According to the document, by the year 2050, the National Energy System -SEN- will use resources, technologies, and modern, efficient, and cost-effective infrastructure to supply, transform, transport, and consume energy. End users will have an orderly participation in the entire energy chain thanks to digital technologies and the appropriate regulatory frameworks for it. The energy system should be carbon neutral.


The 2010-2024 National Energy Policy promotes the reduction of the use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and households to diversify the energy mix and reduce dependence on external energy supplies, while integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation considerations. It emphasises the importance of fostering the development of unconventional renewable energy sources (such as photovoltaic, wind, and biofuels) while continuing the development of conventional renewable sources (such as hydropower and geothermal energy).
 The Policy is organised around six main strategy directions, which highly inter-related and to be followed in consultation with key energy sector stakeholders:
 1. Diversification of energy matrix and promotion of renewable energy sources
 2. Strengthening of the energy sector institutions and consumer protection
 3. Promotion of an efficiency and energy saving culture
 4. Extension of energy access coverage and of preferential social rates
 5. Technological innovation and development
 6. Regional energy integration


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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