Slovenia's National Energy and Climate Plan

In accordance with EU regulations, the NECP tackles energy efficiency, renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, electricity interconnections, and research and innovation (R&I). It is a plan for the period up to 2030, and its main objectives are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 36%; 35% improvement in energy efficiency; a 27% share of renewable energy sources, which should in the next update be increased; and an expenditure in R&I of 3.6% of GDP. Slovenia also aims to self-produce 75% of their consumed energy. The NECP includes provisions to significantly reduce coal dependency in Slovenia over the next decade, and the progressive elimination of subsidies for fossil fuels. The policy still faces challenges and limitations, which have been pointed out in the report drawn up by the European Union. In the face of these, Slovenia insists on the importance of research and innovation, which should eventually facilitate the coexistence with nature of hydropower plants, which are envisaged to allow coal to be phased out, together with solar and wind energy. Still, the goals set for 2030 are, in most areas, not very ambitious, and references to air quality are lacking.


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Government of the Republic of Slovenia

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ministry of the Environment & Spatial Planning


01 Oct 2017

Start of work on NECP

October 2017 marks the official start of the work on the Slovenian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The Government of the Republic of Slovenia set up an inter-service working group, headed by the Ministry of Infrastructure, that had the task to start drafting the NECP.

31 Dec 2018

Submission of the initial draft to the European Commission

From spring 2018, the inter-service group reviewed Slovenia's current situation and existing work in the area, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure drew up the first draft of the NECP. This first version of the NECP was submitted to the European Commission by the 31st of December 2018, making Slovenia one of the countries that presented their draft within the deadline set by the Commission.

01 Jan 2019

Series of activities in preparation for the submission of the final draft of the NECP

In 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructure, alongside a consortium of institutions, carried out a number of activities aimed at revising and integrating the content of the NECP in view of the submission of the final version of the document on the 31st of December 2019. Such activities included the design and upgrade of NECP website, public and youth consultations, and comprehensive environmental impact assessments

01 Sep 2019

Presentation of the final draft

After a comprehensive update and revision, the new version of the NECP draft was presented to the public

31 Dec 2019

Submission of the final draft to the European Commission

The final draft of the NECP was officially presented to the European Commission. Following this, a national long term strategy looking forward to 2050 was submitted in early 2020.

Youth Contribution

Open call to young persons in favor of climate justice to be actively involved in drafting the NECP

In 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructures invited young Slovenians to take an active part in the discussion on the preparation of the National Energy and Climate Plan, by giving them the chance to submit their opinions, ideas and concerns through an open call.

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Young people in the world of energy

A competition sponsored by “GEN energija” has been running since 2008 in cooperation with the Ecoschool program. All Slovenian kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, school centers and student dormitories can participate. The purpose of the competition is to raise awareness of all included in the program about sustainable energy sources, methods of electricity production, electricity supply and use, energy efficiency measures and the future electricity supply in Slovenia and the world.

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Youth and MEP Grošelj

In a discussion with member of the European Parliament Klemen Grošelj, young ambassadors of the European Parliament presented their views and solutions in the field of securing the energy resources of the future. In the discussion "If I were to decide on the energy sources of the future, I would ...", in which the students participating in the European Parliament Ambassador School project exchanged their opinions, ideas and suggestions with MEP Grošelj.

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