Good

Energy use contributes 79% to total greenhouse gas emissions in Slovenia. The biggest sources of emissions are electricity and heat production and transport. With the introduction of the EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) Member States targets for GHG's covered only emissions from nonETS sources. Transport is by far the largest source of on nonETS emissions in Slovenia with 47%, while  emissions from energy use contribute 73%. The 2020 target has been achieved. Target for the following years are significantly more ambitious.

Neutral

The emissions intensity of SO2, NOx and CO2 from electricity and heat production in public conventional thermal power plants has decreased in 2015 compared to 1992 by 98 % (SO2), 71 % (NOx) and 26 % (CO2) respectively. Compared to the average of EU-27 intensity in 2014 was the same for SO2 and higher for NOx and CO2.

Neutral

Even though electricity and heat production increased by 33 % in the 1990-2010 period, CO2, emissions increased “only” by 3 %, predominantly due to a greater efficiency of production.

Good

The amount of waste from combustion of coal is decreasing, particularly in recent years, as a result of the decreasing use of coal for electricity generation. The largest source is the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant. Most of the waste is used as filling material in mines.

Neutral

In the 1990-2015 period, the quantity of spent nuclear fuel, which is the only type of high-level waste in Slovenia, increased by 5 % annually. As there is still no satisfactory method of waste storage, the accumulation of this waste poses a reason for concern. 

Good

Air pollutant emissions have decreased in the period 2005−2020 to the levels that enable Slovenia achievement of its 2020 targets. But to reach 2030 targets additional decrease is needed. Reduction of emissions contributed to lower impact on ecosystems and human health, as emissions of pollutants that contribute to acidification, ozone precursors and particles, decreased by half compared to 2005.

Good

Final energy consumption amounted to 4,440 ktoe in 2020 and decreased for the second year in a row, this time by 9.2%. The reduction was mainly caused by the measures for preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus. There was a reduction in all sectors except households. In the period 2000‒2020, final energy consumption decreased by 2.2% and in 2020 reached the lowest value in the observed period. Most energy, 36%, is consumed in transport, followed by industry, households and other uses. The 2020 target has been achieved; final energy consumption was 13.2% lower than the target value.

Good

Slovenia has a fairly high level of energy intensity that is decreasing, especially in the last few years. Average yearly decrease rate in the period 2005-2021 was 2.7 %. Compared to EU-27 Slovenia had 37 % higher intensity in 2020, being 11 % points lower than in 2005.

Bad

According to the size indicator of energy intensity of final energy consumption Slovenia is in significantly worse place than the average of EU-27. In the last three years, the energy intensity of final energy consumption increased. The only sector by reducing energy intensity in the last three years are households.

Good

Primary energy consumption amounted to 6,334 ktoe in 2020 and decreased for the third year in a row, this time by 5.5%. The decrease was due to the reduction in final energy consumption caused by the measures for preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, while the electricity production increased compared to the previous year. The structure of primary energy use was in 2020 continued to be dominated by liquid fuels (29.6%), followed by nuclear energy (26.1%), renewable energy sources (18.6%), solid fuels (16%) and natural gas (11.5%).