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.

 

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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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MEETING – The NECP stakeholders meeting on the second draft of the plan took place in Sofia

MEETING – The NECP stakeholders meeting on the second draft of the plan took place in Sofia

On April the 25th (2024)a stakeholders’ meeting was held at the Balkan Hotel in Sofia on the progress of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) - right before its finalization by June 30th. The meeting was jointly organized by Za Zemiata, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and the Center for Energy Efficiency "EnEfect"...

Bulgarian NECP Assessment

Bulgarian NECP Assessment

Bulgaria has not yet submitted its draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) update, nor started any form of public consultation, as of 30 September 2023. It is not clear what the progress on the update is, as no draft or relevant related studies have been released so far. With the new government, a first draft might be expected in late Autumn. Based on previous experiences and available information, civil society organisations have developed a set of recommendations...

Bulgarian NGOs signed the open letter for timely public participation in the NECP revision process

Bulgarian NGOs signed the open letter for timely public participation in the NECP revision process

Za Zemiata and 8 more Bulgarian NGOs signed the international open letter calling for timely public participation in the NECP revision process.The letter was supported by Members of the Climate Coalition of Bulgaria, the Coalition for Green Restart, by the Municipal Energy Efficiency Network EcoEnergy and other. The organizations reached out to the newly elected regular ministers of Environment and Energy, demanding immediately all draft version of the NECP, models and analyses done so far to be made public and a consultation process to finally start...

Public launch of Together For 1.5 Project in Bulgaria

Public launch of Together For 1.5 Project in Bulgaria

The public launch of the Together For 1.5 Project in Bulgaria happened on 30th March 2023, as part of the monthly thematical in-person meetings with volunteers and supporters of Za Zemiata, called "Code: GREEN". The event coincided with the last day of the election campaign for the 6th-in-a-row Parliamentary elections. There are many hopes of forming a regular government that can pursue ambitious climate actions as one of its priorities..

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.