Share of green energy in Slovenia's gross consumption rises to 21.7% in 2019

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LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), December 10 (SeeNews) -  The share of energy from renewable sources in Slovenia's gross final energy consumption rose by 0.8 percentage points (pp) to 21.7% in 2019, the country's statistical office said, citing provisional data.

The share of green energy in the heating and cooling sector increased by 0.1 pp to 31.2% last year, while in the electricity sector it was up by 0.3 pp to 32.6%, the statistical office said in a statement earlier this week.

At the same time, the share of renewable energy in Slovenia's transport sector rose by 2.5 pp to 8% in 2019.

In October, the European Commission (EC) said that Slovenia needs to consider measures to promote renewable energy, including by removing administrative barriers and improving the regulatory framework.

According to the Commission, Slovenia’s national contribution to the 2030 EU-wide renewable energy target of 27% of gross final energy consumption is low since it is below the 37% target calculated based on the a special formula set out in the EU regulations.

The EC made the comments in its assessment report on the country's final national energy and climate plan (NECP) for 2021-2030.

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