In this policy note Klimapolitika has assessed the final NECPs of BG, RO and GR submitted to the European Commission. All three have improved in terms of their contributions to addressing climate mitigation compared with their draft versions. The plans have taken on board the recommendations of the Commission. In particular, the NECP of Greece stands out within the region in terms of phasing out lignite from the electricity system and through the achievement of a high share of renewables in electricity and heating and cooling. Nonetheless, the efforts of Bulgaria and Romania in particular fall far short of making a significant contribution towards long term decarbonisation and a net zero emissions target for 2050.
How do the NECPs of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania stack up against long term decarbonisation targets in the energy sector?
Ágnes Kelemen, Dóra Csernus
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Southeast Europe Energy Transition Dialogue
Improving the regulatory environment for the energy transition in Southeast Europe and creating a strengthened network of energy policy think tanks
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