The Energy Transition Tracker monitors the Contracting Parties’ progress in reducing emission footprints, improving functioning of energy markets, scaling up renewables, improving energy efficiency and planning for the decarbonised energy future. By doing so, the tracker provides a clear picture of where the Contracting Parties stand in advancing the clean energy transition. In line with the Western Balkan 6 Initiative, the focus was initially on six Contracting Parties of the Energy Community in Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The latest, fourth Tracker edition covers, for the first time, all Energy Community Contracting Parties, featuring also Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Published on 7 July 2022, the fourth Tracker points to positive trends in terms of progress made by all nine Energy Community Contracting Parties in reducing electricity production from coal and boosting renewables. Coal-based electricity production dropped in all Contracting Parties, diving to a five-year low and an average decrease of 13% from 2020 to 2021, while carbon emissions from fossil fuels fell by 11%. The share of renewables in the generation mix grew, with 979 MW of solar photovoltaic and 611 MW of wind added, while biomass capacity grew 2,5 times. The Tracker also provides a first glimpse into the status and prospects of the Contracting Parties meeting the conditions of the European Commission’s proposal on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).