Montenegro to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 

Montenegro’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 at the latest, and that its long-term objective is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Minister of Energy and Mining Saša Mujović said at Belgrade Energy Forum.

 He estimated that Montenegro is on track to get 200 MW of new renewable energy capacity through several projects. They include the 60 MW Gvozd wind farm, which will probably be completed by the end of 2025, and a new 60 MW generator at the Perućica hydropower plant, the minister underscored.

Montenegro already generates over 60% of its energy from renewable sources, Mujović noted. The rest comes from the Pljevlja thermal power plant, but the country is under the obligation to start shutting it down which, he says, is much easier said than done.

Mujović stressed that Montenegro must build new renewable energy capacities, but also strengthen its hosting capacities.

The country has an ambitious plan and is well on its way to meeting the Energy Community’s requirements, also warned there can be no progress without political stability.

Wind and solar power, according to the minister, can be auxiliary sources of energy, but not the main ones, so Montenegro’s objective and intention is not to focus solely on solar or wind power plants, but to simultaneously invest in stable energy sources.

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