Updated Baseline Survey: Partner Countries Institutional and Regulatory Frameworks in Sustainable Energy

Publication date: 2016

This report comprises the results of the baseline survey of institutional and regulatory frameworks in sustainable energy (SE) in INOGATE Partner Countries (PCs), namely Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The survey was conducted according to sub-task C1-2 “Baseline survey/update of country institutional and regulatory frameworks” of INOGATE Technical Secretariat (ITS) project. The purpose of this document is to assess the state-of-play in terms of the institutional setting, including regulatory practices and regulatory reform susceptible to facilitate energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy sources (RES) development in each PC. The specific objective of this work is inherently to better understand the prevailing situation as well as the pace and direction of regulatory reform, through identifying obstacles and gaps towards sustainable development in the legislation and institutional frameworks.The document has five chapters. Chapter 1 provides the background of the BaselineSurvey and highlights the importance of this document in identifying gaps and obstaclesin institutional and regulatory frameworks in order to facilitate the sustainabledevelopment of Partner Countries. The Baseline Survey was not developed from scratch,as a significant number of studies in the SE field have been published in recent years.However, the previous studies did not provide a clear and concise message for policymakers on the overall reforms needed to improve EE and develop RES.The methodology of the Survey is presented in Chapter 2, whereas Chapter 3 providesthe results of the conducted survey per each PC. The survey represents a snapshot ofthe institutional and legislation framework in sustainable energy as of March 2016. EachPC profile contains 7 sections according to the methodology.Chapter 4 shows the results of the analysis in matrix form, which clearly illustrates thegaps in the legislation framework in the SE field. The matrix can be used by policymakers as a tool for comparison of INOGATE Partner Countries and for the identificationof the reform they needed to promote sustainable energy.Chapter 5, “Conclusion and recommendations,” incorporates suggestions for theimprovement and regional harmonisation of EE/RES policies with respect to bestEuropean practice. This chapter offers 15 recommendations aimed at determining to agreat extent the specific areas that INOGATE Partner Countries should focus on.

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