Ministry launches refurbishment programme for public buildings


February 11, 2016





February 11, 2016




Overall investment in energy efficient refurbishment from 2014 to 2020 are estimated at EUR 3.2 billion, said Klemen Potisek, state secretary in Slovenia’s Ministry of Infrastructure. Presenting the project for energy renewal of public buildings, he underscored European funds for the programme amount to EUR 165 million for the period in grants and subsidized loans. The ministry set another EUR 245 million for the public environmental Eco Fund. A project bureau was established to lead and coordinate activities, Potisek added at the opening of energy strategy conference En.odmev.

The goals of the refurbishment of buildings by 2020 include reaching energy savings of 10% in heating and hot water, cutting in half the use of liquid fossil fuels in existing buildings, reducing imports of oil derivatives by 7% and greenhouse gas emissions by 60%.

Speaking about the process of developing the national energy concept, Danijel Levičar, head of the energy directorate, said decisions will have to be sustainable and energy clean and available. Mitja Terče, head of energy supplier ECE d. o. o., said this is not the right time to decide on the construction of the second block in the country’s only nuclear power plant. Stressing there are security issues, he added economic sense is lacking for the energy source, besides the fact that people don’t support it. Terče says renewables are the only way. He says goals in the energy concept must be clearer and more detailed. In his words, the agreement must be precise about what will be done and how much the economy and households are ready to pay.

Related Articles

Greek gas supplier DEPA Commercial solar power 550 MW

Greek gas supplier to build solar power plants of 550 MW in total

07 February 2023 - DEPA Commercial is preparing public calls for contractors for the installation of its first photovoltaic parks

Szijjártó djedovic Hungary Serbia power transmission cooperation

Szijjártó: Hungary, Serbia to double power transmission capacities by 2028

07 February 2023 - Péter Szijjártó met with Dubravka Đedović in Belgrade to discuss energy security in the region and the improvement of energy cooperation

Scholz Germany to install four to five onshore wind turbines every day

Scholz: Germany to install four to five onshore wind turbines every day

07 February 2023 - Germany will use the current momentum to make real progress in the deployment of wind and solar power, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said

solarpower europe report 2022

SolarPower Europe report – 2022, year when solar age truly began

07 February 2023 - Last year the European Union connected 41.4 GW of photovoltaic capacity to the grid, an all-time record 47% increase