Weather conditions last year were also responsible for almost a fifth of the increase in global energy demand. Cold snaps drove demand for heating and, more significantly, hotter summer temperatures pushed up demand for cooling.
The reform efforts began in 2006 with the membership in the Energy Community was finalized with the adoption of a new law on the electricity sector in 2015. While the reform has slowed down a little over the past two years, in the recent months, the Council of Ministers and key stakeholders have found new impetus under the impulse of European integration process to continue with sectorial reform. Process materialise with approve of the strategic plan for reforming the energy sector in Albania on December 2018.
Renewable energy, combined with deeper electrification, can make up 75% of the carbon dioxide reductions needed from energy-related emissions, to meet the Paris Agreement by 2050.
Based on a carbon budget from the latest IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C, IRENA’s new Global Energy Transformation report shows that the global energy-related CO2 budget will run out at the latest by 2030.
Council of the European Union adopted conclusions ”Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030”, at its meeting held on 9 April 2019 in Luxemburg.
The Council stresses that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals is essential to our world for ensuring a peaceful and secure life for the current and next generations while respecting the limits of our planet