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Energy Policy

The foundations of Slovenia’s energy policy are set out in the Energy Act of 2014, which was implemeted to transpose EU directives on electricity, gas, renewables and energy efficiency including the regulation of energy infrastructures and heat supply while achieving energy security.  The new Energy Act also contains a requirement to draw up a Slovenian Energy Concept up to 2050 as a new umbrella energy development document.(last amended in 2015). 

In 2020, the Comprehensive National Energy and Climate Plan of Slovenia (NECP) was adopted. Beyond a GHG emission target reduction and renewables, it aims to reduce import dependency by reaching at least 75% of electricity supply from domestic
sources by 2030 and to phase out coal-fired power generation (including a 30% cut by 2030).

In 2018, the draft Energy Concept was adopted, aiming to reduce GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050 compared to the 1990 level. It means increasing energy efficiency, gradually shifting from fossil fuels to renewable and low-carbon energy sources, and introducing advanced energy systems. The final version is still under preparation. 

Last update: 03 2021