The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP), held on November 24, 2020, the roundtable “Fiscal Policy and Green Agenda”, moderated by Dardan Abazi, Senior Researcher and Program Director at INDEP and with Trim Tërnava as panellist, Expert of Renewable Energy, that was broadcasted virtually in INDEP’s page, available here:
Mr Abazi elaborated on the developments in the field of energy, with emphasis on solar energy. On this occasion, Mr Abazi also announced an upcoming paper by INDEP regarding the reduction of VAT on solar energy, which will soon be published. According to him, in terms of fiscal policies, in the light of the Sofia Summit, a new set of policies is much needed, which will need to be introduced to help the functioning and implementation of the commitments made by Kosovo in this Summit.
On the other hand, Mr Tërnava, amongst other things, said that Kosovo is not at ground zero in terms of solar energy, despite the fact that there are still no easing fiscal policies approved but only regulations. He added that if solar energy is included in the Government Recovery Package, many companies and citizens would benefit. For the year 2030, Mr Tërnava predicted that solar energy will be the lead in terms of installed capacity and that Kosovo’s best opportunity for decarbonisation by 2030 is solar energy, due to the fact that Kosovo has 30% more radiation than Germany, the leading country in solar energy.
This activity is implemented within the project “Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Kosovo” supported by the German Government through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Kosovo Energy Efficiency Project /
. The views presented in this table do not necessarily reflect the views of GIZ.