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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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In Slovenia, final users have at their disposal only around 73% of primary energy. In 2015 the rate reached its highest level. The efficiency of electricity and heat production is largely influenced by this share in far.

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In 2022, energy efficient district heating (DH) systems, i.e. systems that meet one of the criteria defined in Article 50 of the Act on Energy Efficiency, produced almost 87% of all heat in DO systems, which is the highest value in the observed period. The total share of heat from renewable energy sources (RES) and waste heat amounted to almost 21% in 2022. It increased by 2 percentage points compared to the previous year, and by 5 percentage points compared to 2016. It was 1.5 percentage point higher than the 2022 indicative target value, set according to the Renewable energy directive.

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The car remains the primary mode of transportation, regardless of the distance or purpose of the trip, while the use of public transport does not show a significant increase. The main barriers to using public transport are poor accessibility, inadequate timetables, a lack of connections, and difficult access. Time inefficiency is also a significant issue. However, there are reasons for optimism, as households are increasingly open to using public transport and car-sharing.

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Final energy consumption in buildings amounted to 1,600 ktoe in 2021 and was lagging behind the indicative annual target from the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Compared to the previous year, it increased by 4%, and compared to 2005, it decreased by 17%. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in buildings amounted to 1,021 kt CO2 eq. in 2021, thus the indicative annual target from NECP was achieved.

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In 2022, agriculture accounted for 92.7% of total ammonia emissions. From 1990 to 2022, ammonia emissions in Slovenian agriculture decreased by 26.4% and by 11.0% since 2005. Slovenian agriculture is achieving the overall emissions target set out in the NEC Directive (a gradual reduction of at least 15% by 2030 compared to 2005).

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At the end of 2021, the total floor area of energy-renovated buildings in the public sector amounted to 1.92 million m2, and a year later to 2.15 million m2. Within OP EKP 906,400 m2 of total floor area were renovated by the end of 2022. According to the first estimates, the energy-renovated floor area at the end of 2023 will be at the level of the OP EKP target value, while the target from OP EKP for the energy renovation of buildings owned and occupied by the central government will not be achieved.