Energy transition is a transition from an energy system based primarily on fossil fuels to a system based on renewable energy sources (RES).
Replacing coal and oil with cleaner alternatives contributes to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in economic sectors, closely linked in particular to electricity consumption. This substitution clearly contributes to the energy transition we are witnessing in Europe and elsewhere – it is a transition from an energy system based mainly on fossil fuels to a system based on renewable energy sources (RES). In other words: we are witnessing an energy transition to a low-carbon society.
European Commission unveils Fit for 55 legislative package
The European Commission unveiled on 14 July 2021 the ‘Fit for 55’ package of climate and energy laws. The Slovenian Presidency welcomed the unveiled project, which is also a priority of the Presidency in the field of the environment and climate change.
Slovenia adopted the Resolution on Long-Term Climate Strategy until 2050
The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted on 13 July 2021 the Resolution on Long-Term Climate Strategy until 2050. A clear goal of Slovenia’s climate strategy is to transition to net-zero emissions and become climate neutral by 2050.
European Green Deal: new EU energy policy contributions towards building a climate neutral Europe
The European Commission has on 14 October 2020 adopted a series of energy policy proposals and reports, which are fundamental to the implementation of the European Green Deal, and to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and the ambitious emission reduction targets for 2030. The Commision adopted a Communication on an EU Renovation Wave, aiming to double the renovation rate of buildings in Europe and make them fit for a climate neutral future. The College also adopted a Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, which are the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. The Commission has also adopted and published the State of the Energy Union Report and accompanying documents including individual assessments of the 27 National Energy and Climate Plans. These detailed reports assess the Energy Union’s contribution to the European Green Deal, and the opportunities for the energy sector from the green transition.
Climate change: what the EU is doing: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/sl/policies/climate-change/
European Green Deal: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/sl/meetings/european-council/2019/12/12-13/
National Energy and Climate Plan: https://www.energetika-portal.si/fileadmin/dokumenti/publikacije/nepn/dokumenti/nepn_5.0_final_feb-2020.pdf
National Resolution on Long-Term Climate Strategy until 2050 (July 2021): https://imss.dz-rs.si/IMiS/ImisAdmin.nsf/ImisnetAgent?OpenAgent&2&DZ-MSS-01/e2c0b7e31be9ae56d6266a9318ca072a83c4483facd767f195a0c3fc5e9f723d
DRAFT National Strategy to Phase Out Coal and Restructure of two coal intensive regions – Zasavje and Savinjsko-šaleška region (March 2021): https://www.energetika-portal.si/fileadmin/dokumenti/publikacije/premog_izhod/strategija_premog_v2_jo_mar2021.pdf
The Slovenian Energy Agency has published a Report on the situation in the energy sector in Slovenia in 2020. The report presents in detail the situation and development of electricity and natural gas markets, achieving the goals of electricity production from RES and CHP, end-use energy savings, and heat supply.