Bulgarian NECP

Bulgaria has an enormous energy efficiency potential, which if harnessed properly would be of significant importance in the fight to alleviate the high energy poverty levels in the country. Next comes the enabling of citizens to use their own renewable energy. The country doesn’t really need and neither has time for new mega projects lock-in – be it fossil gas or nuclear.


Click HERE to download the Bulgarian draft NECP country assessment

Bulgaria – climate action progress in figures

Check Bulgaria’s implementation of its National Energy and Climate Plan

The draft NECP update lacks energy system modelling and its connection with other sectors of the economy. Despite the draft NECP update being available, it was missing relevant data (on targets, sectors etc.) that could be used for the current NECP Tracker update. Thus, this assessment uses data available from the 2020 NECP, which still lacks important information such as: Net emissions, Gross emissions and Energy sector GHG emissions – all of which are the key for tracking progress to 2030.

In short, Bulgaria keeps neglecting the EU climate and energy goals. The lack of ambition became clear from the first draft, published for a public consultation just before Christmas. Despite having a new government and Parliament for 8 months (after a long period of political instability), Bulgaria continues the bad old practices of intransparent processes and hidden information.

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Check the key findings the tracker reveals


NECPs Explainer 

If we were to tell you in one minute everything about EU National and Energy Climate Plans (NECPs), this is how we’d do it. Watch the video and see by yourself the links between National Energy and Climate Plans and our day-to-day European lives.