Kosovo is shifting its energy focus from coal to renewables with support from USAID. Kosovo is actively working to align its policies and practices with European guidelines regarding climate change, environmental conservation, and energy sustainability. Currently, 87% of energy comes from coal, causing significant environmental and health issues. Kosovo has a national energy strategy with a goal to increase renewable sources of energy from 5 percent to 35 percent.
To support these initiatives and the broader goal of transitioning from coal dependence, the USAID Energy Sustainability Activity is assisting KEK in establishing a new Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Unit and building its capacity and meeting the financing requirements of other donors. The decarbonization of KEK is expected to bring substantial positive environmental and social outcomes, contributing to Kosovo's overall energy objectives, including enhancing security of supply, integrating into regional markets, and reducing energy production costs.
USAID remains committed to supporting Kosovo in its efforts to implement clean energy projects and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient energy future.