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Slovenia drafts energy efficiency law, submits buildings renovation strategy by 2050

Slovenia energy efficiency law, buildings renovation strategy 2050

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July 27, 2020

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The government in Ljubljana defined the measures to promote and boost energy efficiency in a draft law and proposed a long-term strategy for energy renovation of buildings in Slovenia by mid-century. The bill covers charging points for electric vehicles.

The Ministry of Infrastructure said its forthcoming Energy Efficiency Act would regulate the field in Slovenia and that some provisions in the draft match the Energy Act. Others have been amended or added in order to transpose European legislation into domestic law. The government also prepared a proposal for the long-term strategy for energy renovation of buildings until 2050 and launched a public consultation process in accordance with the requirements in European Union directives.

Separated, remote meters for heating, cooling, hot water

The text of the bill defines measures to increase and promote energy efficiency and the standards for related products. The authorities noted the frequent changes in European legislation that prompted the need to increase the scope and separate it from the existing law to ensure timely transposition.

The draft separates the measurement of natural gas expenditure is separated from other energy consumption

The measurement of energy consumption and billing information is covered in more detail and the measurement of natural gas consumption is separated. All new buildings with a central heating or cooling source or within the district heating and cooling network will have to be equipped with individual meters for remote readings of heating, cooling and domestic hot water consumption, according to the document.

Chargers for electric vehicles

New buildings with more than ten parking spaces and those undergoing comprehensive renovation will have to have installed power supply cables charging electric vehicles, the government in Ljubljana said.

Buildings decarbonization by mid-century

The strategy for energy renovation of buildings, an update of documents from 2015 and 2018, includes new instruments for financing. Comments can be sent by September 10.

The government expressed the ambition to make the existing stock highly energy efficient and decarbonized by 2050. The strategy leans on the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP or NEKP).

It offers a sectoral overview together with a list of barriers, financing possibilities, cost-effective suggestions and opportunities that include materials, renewables and heating systems. The construction and renovation concepts are based on near-zero emissions and reveal seismic and fire risks.

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