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Energy Sector in Kosovo "An overview of the Implementation of Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (GAWB) for Kosovo"

June 2022

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Being a post-war country with a fragile economy, the Government of Kosovo with the support of the international community aims to develop the economy through direct investment and/or improving the investment climate. As a transition economy, the energy sector needs serious and substantial reforms.

This policy goal for the energy sector has been a sustainable, clean, and secure energy supply that will support the developing economy and increase social welfare.

This report will analyze the actors, legislation in force, strategic documents, current obstacles and identify areas for improvement of the Energy Sector in Kosovo during the implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (GAWB).

Water Security in Kosovo and the Washington Agreement

September 2021

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Challenges stemming from a lack of coordination and normalization of political relations with Serbia have strained the management of Ujman and the Ibar canal. With this in mind, the US-led discussions in the White House on September 4, 2020 attempted to address this issue, and in point seven of the agreement a feasibility study was proposed that looked at the possibilities of sharing the flow of water.

This summary note aims to analyze the case of "Lake Ujman" focusing on regional cooperation and economic importance. Furthermore, this paper focuses on the geopolitical importance of Lake Ujman, the Washington Agreement and the recommendations arising from this agreement, similar cases and international precedents for shared management of water resources, and the consequences of the agreement.

Energy Sector in Kosovo, Regional Cooperation and Gasification Projects

July 2021

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Kosovo is at crossroads regarding the energy sector, having to choose to act on either "grow now - clean up later" or "sustainable development".

Part of the solution of the Kosovar government will be the important gasification projects which are expected to be developed.

Our latest paper explains the development of infrastructure and gasification projects in Kosovo.

SUMP – A Joint Commitment: Towards an overarching institutional coordination and policy development in drafting and implementing SUMPs

September 2019

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This paper gives a brief explanation of the benefits a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) could have for cities, as well as explore the possibilities of how the National Level, i.e. Members of the Parliament, could directly or indirectly support and facilitate the implementation of SUMPs in cities.

Targeting rural energy poverty through renewable energy in developing countries -  Literature review and recommendations

February 2019

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Having access to energy is associated with better health services, education and more developed industries. Due to the remoteness of rural areas, these communities often do not have access to modern energy sources and are not connected to energy grids. This contributes to poverty, lack of health services, and low education levels. Using literature review and case studies, this paper will look at the connection between energy and development, the challenges of energy access for rural areas, and how and if RET projects can be designed to tackle energy poverty in these areas. 

Kosovo's obligations in the field of energy efficiency and harmonization with the Stabilization and Association Agreement

May 2018

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This report presents a summary of the analyses and findings on the reform process in the field of energy efficiency and its relation to the European Agenda implementation process. This assessment is based on relevant documents from international agreements, the Berlin Process, obligations derived from the Energy Community Treaty, the process of transposition of EU Directives concerning energy efficiency, the Energy Strategy of the Republic of Kosovo, Kosovo Energy Efficiency Action Plan, the Action Plan for the Implementation of Key Priorities from the European Reform Agenda, and commitments as part of the Stabilization and Association Agreement. 

Reflection of national energy efficiency policies at the local level

2013

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This study focuses in briefly analyzing energy policies at the EU level in order to understand the current legal basis at the domestic level, and further elaborates the impact of central-level EE policies in local-level ones. The study mainly aims at assessing the current legal framework on EE, identifying its shortcomings and proposing recommendations that could contribute to the completion of the legal and institutional framework at the local level. Furthermore, the study aims to point out the difficulties and challenges faced by local governments, which have proved to serve as an obstacle in creating functional effective municipal structures that will be decisive for improving energy efficiency, respectively for creation of a sustainable energy system at the domestic level.

The impact of energy efficiency financial mechanisms in boosting local development

June 2016

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This study elaborates the effect of energy efficiency investments in economic development through policy development and establishment ofinvestment incentive mechanisms. It provides a description of the situation in this sector and its potential in local economic development: creation of a local market, better employment opportunities, and improvement of public welfare, reduction of energydependence, cleanerenvironment, and conservation of resources.

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