The environmental association “Za Zemiata” and “Greenpeace” released a Position Statement on the second draft update of the National energy and climate plan of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The second draft continues to lack key data for the public and expert discussion from the modeling of additional measures to achieve the targets (WAM), as well as the assumptions and analytical basis behind the current modeling.

There are missing sectoral targets such as:

  • An indicative target for innovative renewable energy technologies of at least 5% of newly installed renewable energy capacity.
  • A separate target promoting the development of heat pump installations would also be welcome.
  • Specific targets for the percentage or capacity of renewable energy built on land or zones damaged by economic activity.
  • Specific targets for the number of households to become prosumers and how many energy communities will be created by 2030 – 2050.
  • A target for the share of renewable energy capacity that should be produced in a decentralized and democratized manner.
  • A target for the deployment of energy storage technologies and a target for the implementation of smart metering devices.
  • An indicative sub-target for the buildings sector by 2030, as well as sub-targets for renovated building types and a target for buildings with the worst energy performance
  • Quantitative targets for the number/percentage of vulnerable households covered by building renovation programs.
  • An indicative sub-target for the industry sector for 2030.
  • Ambitious legally binding targets for heating and cooling for the periods 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.
  • A legally binding sub-target for non-biological renewable fuels in the industry by 2030.
  • A target for reducing methane emissions.