Law 3851/2010 on 'Accelerating the development of Renewable Energy Sources to address climate change and other provisions on jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change'
The law simplifies the licensing procedure, improving the feed-in-tariff scheme (in particular for wind and solar power), reducing existing barriers at local level, and setting out specific regulations for the use of RES in buildings. The law also expands the scope of L3661/2008 ('Measures for the reduction of energy consumption in buildings'). According to the present law, all new buildings that apply for construction licence after 1 January 2011 must have a solar energy water?heating system. In addition, the total energy consumption needs in all new buildings should be met by RES systems by 31 December 2019; for public sector buildings this obligation should be met by 31 December 2014.
Finally, to achieve the national target of 20% share of renewable energy in final energy consumption, the law establishes a 40% RES in electricity production target, 20% RES in heating and cooling target, and 10% RES in transport target.