NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTION PLANS
Following the adoption of Directive 2009/28/EC by the Ministerial Council Decision 2012/04/MC-EnC, the Contracting Parties agreed to submit their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP) to the Secretariat by 30 June 2013. It is prerequisitive that the plans are prepared in accordance with a template published by the European Commission. All in all, the plans map down each Contracting Party's expected steps to reach the legally binding renewable energy target by 2020.
In the NREAPs, the Contracting Parties are to lay down the sectoral targets, including the technology mix they expect to use. They also must determine the trajectory they intend to follow in the years to come. The plans are to comprise detailed descriptions on the measures and reforms the Parties intend to undertake to overcome the barriers in developing renewable energy.