On April 13, the Lithuanian government approved amendments to legislation drafted by the Ministry of Energy to accelerate the development of RES in Lithuania. The new legislation removes the bureaucracy and excessive restrictions on photovoltaic and wind power plants and encourages the formation of energy communities, the department says. The article comes from BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA / Q2 2022.
Lithuanian Minister of Energy, Dainius Kreivys, stresses that if the Seimas approves the government’s proposals, Lithuania could achieve full energy independence by 2030. In 2030, Lithuania’s total installed green energy capacity is expected to be 7 GW, of which 1.4 GW will come from offshore wind, 3.6 GW from onshore wind, and 2 GW from solar.
“We will produce 93% of the electricity we need ourselves, and all of it will come from RES”, said Kreivys, the Minister of energy.
Then, Lithuania would be among the European leaders in RES energy production. The Minister also stresses that the war in Ukraine and uncertainty in global energy markets mean that the rapid development of green energy in Lithuania is the only sustainable way to ensure the country’s independence and energy security.