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Law No. 10 On promotion of use of renewable energy .

Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
Purpose and objectives of the law shall be aimed at creating a legal framework for the promotion and use of energy from renewable sources. It sets mandatory national targets for the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption, as well as the share of energy from renewable sources in the final energy consumption in transport. The law defines standards for support schemes, guarantees of origin, administrative procedures, and access of energy producers from renewable sources to networks. This law regulates the sphere of energy obtained from renewable sources, in particular: (a) state administration; (b) calculation of the share of energy from renewable sources; (c) the principles and objectives of public policy in the field of renewable energy; (d) achievement of national objectives; (e) conditions for integrating renewable energy into the national energy system;( f) conditions for performing activities for the production, transportation, distribution and trade of electricity from renewable sources, biogas and biofuel; (g) support schemes for the promotion of renewable energy sources; (h) information about renewable energy sources; and (i) main areas of cooperation in this field. This Law consists of VIII Sections. Section I lays down general provisions. Section II sets forth principles and tasks of state policy, and establishes administrative and regulatory authority. Section III regards state administration. Section IV deals with administrative procedures related to licensing, authorization, qualification and registration. Section V regards production and trade od energy obtained from renewable sources, access to networks. Section VI regards public information and awareness. Section VII deals with international cooperation. Section VIII lays down final and transitional provisions. The state policy in the field of energy from renewable sources shall be implemented within the framework of sectoral state and local programs monitored by the central branch body of public administration in the field of energy. The state policy in the field of renewable energy is based on the following principles: (a) bringing the national legislative framework in line with the norms and standards of the European Union; (b) promoting energy from renewable sources by applying support schemes in accordance with this law and observing the Law on State Aid; (c) implementation of state administration in the field of energy from renewable sources; (d) ensuring transparency in carrying out activities in this area in accordance with this law; (e) ensuring non-discriminatory access to networks; (f) ensuring access of individuals and legal entities to information on the production and use of energy from renewable sources; (g) providing information and training to the public regarding the production and use of energy from renewable sources; and (h) supervising the growing and use of genetically modified plant varieties for the production of solid biofuels and biofuel in a closed process cycle.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force 24 months after the date of its official publication.
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Nr. 10 26.02.2016 .