Secretariat's WB6 Energy Transition Tracker

Second edition, February 2021

By signing the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans as part of the “Berlin Process” in November 2020, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia pledged to follow the European Union in its decarbonisation path towards a carbon neutral economy by 2050.

With their signatures, the WB6 also committed to introduce carbon pricing and align these with the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS); decrease and gradually phase out coal subsidies while strictly respecting State aid rules; and introduce market-based renewables support schemes. All these and other essential elements needed for the energy transition are assessed in this second edition of the Tracker.

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  • Share of coal-based capacity

    2015 - 2019 share of coal-based capacity / production in total WB6 capacity / production

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Installed RES electricity generation capacities

    Installed WB6 electricity generation capacities from renewables 2015 - 2019 (MW)

    Note: excluding large hydro power
    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Nationally Determined Contributions

    State of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC2) preparation in WB6

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • National Energy and Climate Plans

    State of National Energy and Climate Plans preparation in WB6

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled by the Energy Community Secretariat
    View also the separate NECP-page for further details

  • Climate Law

    Status que of elements needed for a draft Climate Law in WB6

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Implementation of energy efficiency 2020 targets

    WB6 implementation of energy efficiency 2020 targets

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Energy productivity 2018

    WB6 energy productivity as a share (%) of EU average, 2018

    Note: The energy productivity indicator is calculated in line with EUROSTAT methodology (GDP divided by the gross
    available energy) and expressed in relation to the EU average (set to equal 100%). It shows a degree of decoupling of
    energy use from growth in GDP.
    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat

  • Investment gap in buildings programmes

    Investment gap in energy efficiency in WB6 buildings programmes

    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat
    For more details: Energy Efficiency in Buildings in the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community

     

  • Fuels used in district heating

    Fuels used and share (%) of co-generation in district heating, 2018

    *combined heat and power
    Status: 02/2021
    Source: compiled and calculated by the Energy Community Secretariat