Climate change and energy sector issues discussed

The Climate Week event was held for the energy sector to discuss the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) which is currently being coordinated with the public and sets out concrete actions to help achieve climate and energy targets.

Participating in the discussion on climate change and the energy sector were Vice-Minister of Energy Lina Sabaitienė, Tomas Aukštinaitis, senior adviser for the Climate Change Management Group at the Ministry of Environment, Darius Biekša, director of the Lithuanian Energy Agency, Martynas Nagevičius, president of the Lithuanian Renewable Energy Confederation, Vytautas Kieras, head of the Ignitis Innovation Centre, and Asta Vaitulevičė, head of the Energy Efficiency Programme at Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius.

Lithuania, like other European Union (EU) countries, will have to achieve very specific targets by 2030: a 43 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in trading system sectors, and 9 per cent in other sectors. It will also have to reduce energy consumption intensity at least 1.5 times and more than double the share of renewable energy sources in the overall energy mix. During the event, concrete Lithuanian proposals on how to achieve these goals were discussed.

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