Environmental indicators in Slovenia

Environmental indicators are based on graphs, maps and assessments and as such present environmental trends in Slovenia. The indicators represent one of the four pillars of our environmental reporting, and are prepared in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act. The Environmental Indicators in Slovenia website enables users to browse among 180 indicators. They are based on numerical data and they indicate the state, characteristics and trends of environmental development in Slovenia. They are prepared using a systematic approach based on data and monitoring, as shown in the information pyramid.

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Energy prices increased in the period 2008-2012. In the same period, the most raised the price of the natural gas industry (almost 53 %), followed by price for natural gases for households by 38%, the price of heating oil, for household electricity, the price of petrol NMB 95, diesel D2, at least has raised the price of electricity for industry, for less than 6%.


In the period (2008-2022), the farmland bird index is 73.9, and the grassland bird index in the agricultural landscape is 56.3.The fourteen-year trend of farmland birds shows moderate declining, despite a stable trend over the last eight years.





In the last decade (2012–2021), on average around 135,000 tons of hazardous waste was generated annually in Slovenia. This waste accounted for 1% to 3% of all generated waste in Slovenia. Since they contain substances harmful to the environment and health, they must be collected, recovered or disposed of separately from other waste.

In the last decade (2012–2021) each resident of Slovenia annually discards on average around 3.5 kg of hazardous municipal waste, of which the majority in waste electrical and electronic equipment (63%).


Both the residents of the EU-27 countries and the residents of Slovenia are only partially aware of the problem of increasing transport and its consequences for the environment and health. Public awareness of the impact of transport on the environment is still relatively low, although the differences between European countries are considerable. People's awareness of the environmental problems of transport does not automatically lead to changing their travel habits, even though this would contribute to their better health.


Electricity consumption in households is increasing, especially in the last two years, and in 2021 it amounted to 3,803 GWh. The share of households equipped with goods that require electricity for their operation is also increasing. For example dishwasher, tumble dryer, mobile phone, microwave oven, personal computer as well as heat pump and air conditioner.


In Slovenia, over 70% of the energy supply is available to end users. The share is by far the most affected by the efficiency of electricity and heat production.

In the production of electricity and heat in thermal power plants, less than half of the energy invested was lost in 2021. Compared to the EU-27 countries, Slovenia was in the bottom third of countries.

In 2020, the production of electricity from CHP accounted for just under 7% of the total production in Slovenia.