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What will the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for the Republic of Serbia bring?

On 27 June the Ministry of Energy and Mining presented the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for the Republic of Serbia until 2030, with a vision until 2050 (INECP) that, once adopted, will be the most significant strategy paper in the field of energy.

In line with the EU legislative framework and the Paris Agreement goals, INECP will plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared to the Serbian emission in the 1990s, increasing the share of renewable energy sources in final consumption by more than 40 percent by 2030 and new ways to produce electricity and heating power, as well as exiting fossil fuel-based production.

INECP should provide a snapshot of the existing situation in the Republic of Serbia, crucial policies and appropriate measures to incorporate the five dimensions of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action: decarbonisation; energy efficiency; energy security; the internal energy market; and research, innovation and competitiveness.

INECP would contribute to a higher rate of economic growth, creating new jobs and balancing between the development of the energy sector and protecting the environment, as a crucial requirement of the Green Agenda.

However, the key task in the INECP development process is to define scenarios to be used to determine new goals in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and greenhouse gas emissions. It remains for us to wait and see whether INECP will opt for a scenario with or without nuclear energy utilisation.

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