National targets for Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are renewable non-fossil sources such as wind, solar (solar thermal and solar photovoltaic), geothermal, ambient, tidal, wave and other forms of ocean energy, hydropower, biomass energy, energy from landfill gas emissions and energy from gases produced in wastewater treatment plants and from biogases.

Cyprus' targets for Renewable Energy Sources

The measures and policies that are being implemented or planned to achieve the above objectives, as well as the estimated path to their achievement, are set out in the National Energy and Climate Plan (ΕΣΕΚ). Progress towards the achievement of the objectives shall be monitored through biennial reports submitted to the European Commission.

Review of objectives ΑΠΕ

Package of legislative proposals "Fit-for-55".

The European Commission on 14/07/21 announced a proposal to amend the “Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources” in the framework of the “FIT FOR 55” proposal package. The revision aims to further increase the use of energy from renewable sources by 2030. The trilogue consultation on the revision of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 has been completed in April 2023.

The revision increases the binding EU-wide target for RES use and additionally introduces new targets or reinforces existing targets for RES use in the building, industry, heating-cooling and transport sectors.

The main provisions of the proposal to revise the Renewable Energy Directive are as follows:

In the transport sector:

Package of legislative proposals«REPowerEU»:

On 18 May 2022, the European Commission published the REPowerEU package, which aims to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels through a strong acceleration of the green transition. Included in this package is a proposal to amend Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on renewable energy sources which focuses on amending the articles regarding the authorisation of renewable energy projects. The trilogue consultation regarding the above proposal has been completed in April 2023.

In particular, the following obligations are introduced :