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Slovenia is well on its way to compliance with the 2020 non-ETS target. In 2019 Slovenia's non-ETS greenhouse gas emissions were 12.2% below the 2020 target. In 2019 emissions decreased by 2%. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased in sectors: other use, transport sektor and in energy and heat production sector. Other sectors saw an increase, with the highest increase in the industry sector, while in waste sector GHG emissions remained practically unchanged.


In 2019 final energy consumption amounted to 4,887 ktoe, and after four years of growth, it decreased by 2% compared to the previous year. There was a decrease in all sectors except industry. In the period 2000‒2019, final energy consumption increased by 7.6%. Most energy, 40%, is consumed in transport, followed by industry, households and other uses. The final energy consumption in 2019 was 4.5% lower than the target for 2020. Final energy consumption per capita in 2019 was 2.33 toe, which is 7% higher than the EU-28 average.


Primary energy consumption in 2019 amounted to 6,701 ktoe and decreased for the second year in a row, this time by 1.8% compared to the previous year. The decrease was due to lower electricity production in thermal power plants as well as to a reduction in final energy consumption. The structure of primary energy use in 2019 was dominated by liquid fuels (33%), followed by nuclear energy (22.6%), renewable energy sources (17%), solid fuels (15.8%) and natural gas (10.9 %). Compared to the 2020 target, primary energy consumption in 2019 was 6% lower.


In 2019, the share of RES in gross final energy consumption in the Republic of Slovenia was 22.0% and was 2.2 percentage points higher than in 2005. Slovenia is on a critical path in achieving the national target of RES under Directive 2009/28 / EC, as it is below the indicative trajectory of the Renewable Energy Action Plan (AN OVE). In the period until 2020, the share should be increased by a further 3.0 percentage points, which is extremely demanding, as the share has increased by only 0.9 percentage points since the adoption of AN RES in 2010.