State of implementation
Albania made progress with the adoption of legislative amendments transposing Directive 2012/27/EU and the adoption of by-laws implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Progress was also achieved in implementation of energy audits and production of first building energy performance certificates.
With primary legislation in place, Albania should shift its focus to implementation: adoption of by-laws to implement the Energy Efficiency Law, including establishment of the energy efficiency obligation scheme, as well as a monitoring and reporting mechanism. The adoption of the new labelling regulations also remains a priority.
The country should focus on the timely finalization and adoption of its integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), which is important for the design and implementation of the energy efficiency targets and policy measures by 2030.