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After recording annual growth in 2016 and 2017, the total emissions in the EU-ETS sector decreased in year 2018 by 1.2% compared to the previous year. The decrease resulted from smaller emissions from energy industries. The total emissions in the EU-ETS sector decreased by 26% in the period 2005‒2018. At the EU-28 level, this sector adopted the legally binding target of reducing GHG emissions by 21% by 2020 compared to the 2005 level. That is an EU-28 common goal and is not further differentiated across Member States. Slovenia does not have a specific target for this sector.


In 2018, 68% of all municipalities with district heating (DH) had energy efficient DH systems, i.e. systems that meet one of the criteria defined in Article 322 of the Energy Act. Compared to the previous year, the share decreased by a good 2 percentage points and the lag behind the 2020 target increased to 32.4 percentage points. 82.5% of all heat produced from DH systems was produced in energy efficient systems, which is similar to the previous year. In the fuel consumption structure, the predominance of coal and natural gas decreased slightly, by 0.9 percentage points to 83%.


Normalized electricity generation from renewable energy sources (RES) increased by 11% compared to 2010 and by 19% compared to 2005. In order to achieve an indicative target in 2020, an increase by more than what was achieved throughout the whole 2005‒2018 period is required. The indicative target for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources is set in the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2010−2020 (NREAP).


According to data from the Ministry of Infrastructure, a total of 135 self-supply devices were connected in 2016, 720 in 2017, and another 1,302 in 2018. In 2016, 130 solar power plants and 5 hydroelectric power plants were connected with a total nominal power of just under 1.1 MW. In 2017, 718 solar power plants and 2 hydropower plants were connected, and the total nominal power of the connected units was slightly under 6.5 MW. In 2018 there were 1,299 solar power plants connected, 2 hydropower plants, and, for the first time, also 1 wind power plant.