E4tech contributed to a study for the Energy Community promoting the use of renewable energy in the transport sector in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine - the Energy Community Contracting Parties. The study shows that all Contracting Parties could achieve shares of renewable energy in transport high enough to meet the EU Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II), while reducing fossil energy import dependence, creating national value, creating new or enhanced value chains with related economic benefits and job creation, and contributing to national climate targets.
Contracting Parties were obliged to meet binding targets of 10% renewable energy in transport by 2020. However, they currently rely heavily on fossil transport fuels, and none of them will reach this target. The Energy Community has begun considering the implementation of revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) targets.
E4tech was part of a consortium including Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH and South East Europe Consultants Ltd, which assessed the current legal frameworks and fuels used in transport in the Contracting Parties, and then developed national roadmaps, setting out how each Contracting Party could meet RED II targets by 2030.
E4tech was tasked with:
This study will be used by the Energy Community CPs to inform decision-making on new policy frameworks towards 2030 and beyond. The study can be downloaded here.
About The Energy Community
The Energy Community is an international organisation which brings together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated pan-European energy market. The organisation was founded by the Treaty establishing the Energy Community signed in October 2005 in Athens, Greece, in force since July 2006. The key objective of the Energy Community is to extend the EU internal energy market rules and principles to countries in South East Europe, the Black Sea region and beyond on the basis of a legally binding framework.
Presently the Energy Community has nine Contracting Parties - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine. Whilst founding members to the Treaty establishing the Energy Community in 2005, Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007. This was also the case with Croatia as of 1 July 2013.
The European Union is a Party to the Energy Community Treaty. Represented by the European Commission, it serves as a permanent Vice-President of the organisation. Armenia, Norway and Turkey take part as Observers.