Slovenia targets carbon neutrality by 2050

16 Jan 2020

Slovenia plans to become carbon neutral by 2050, by reducing its consumption of fossil fuels and by promoting sustainable solutions for buildings, industry and transport. The Ministry of Infrastructure aims to adopt a carbon neutrality law in 2020.

According to its draft National Energy and Climate Plan that is expected to be approved in the coming months, Slovenia aims to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15% by 2030, compared to 2005 and according to the Burden Sharing Regulation. In the building sector, the final energy consumption in buildings should be cut by 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 and renewable energy sources should cover at least 2/3 of their energy use, in order to reduce GHG emissions from buildings by at least 70% by 2030 (compared to 2005). Overall, renewables should cover 27% of Slovenia's final energy consumption by 2030.

Slovenia plans to progressively reduce coal consumption and to phase out its last coal-fired power unit by 2050 at the latest. The Krsko nuclear power plant, which is expected to stop operations in 2043, may be replaced by another nuclear unit (construction decision scheduled by 2027).

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