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Energy use accounts for 80% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Slovenia. The largest source of emissions is transport, followed by heat and electricity production. After the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) was introduced, only emissions from sources not included in the EU-ETS system have been relevant for achieving the country's goals concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. By far the largest source is transport, which accounts for 50%, while all energy-related sources combined account for 74%.

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.

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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. 

Neutral

In the period 1990–2013, the most notable reduction was recorded in SO2 emissions, followed by NMVOC emissions, while the slightest reduction was recorded in NOx, NH3 and PM2.5 emissions. The overall reduction in emissions resulted in the reduction of acidifying substance emissions, ozone precursors and particulate matter. NOx is the only substance present in substantial concentrations in those three groups. The main source of NOx emissions is transport, followed by electricity and heat production.

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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.

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The level of energy intensity in Slovenia is high and stopped declining in the period 2008–2011. A decline has been observed again over the past three years, with a particularly encouraging reduction in 2014. The long term trend of approaching the average of the EU-28 shows that it is happening too slowly. 

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%).


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