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National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

According to the governance of the energy union and climate action rules, which entered into force on 24 December 2018, EU countries are required to:

  • develop integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs) that cover the five dimensions of the energy union for the period 2021 to 2030 (and every subsequent ten year period) based on a common template
  • submit a draft NECP by 31 December 2018 and be ready to submit the final plans by 31 December 2019 to the European Commission
  • report on the progress they make in implementing their NECPs, mostly on a biennial basis

The Commission will monitor the progress of the EU as a whole, notably as part of the annual state of the energy union report.

The new rules underline the importance of effective public participation and regional cooperation in the development and implementation of these plans, ensuring that the views of citizens and businesses as well as regional and local authorities are heard.

Now that they have been submitted, the draft NECPs are being assessed by the Commission. If an individual country's draft NECP and its objectives, policies and measures do not sufficiently or not consistently contribute to reaching the energy union's objectives, or if the EU collectively does not make sufficient progress towards these objectives, the Commission may issue recommendations to countries by 30 June 2019 to amend the draft NECP. Member States then have until the end of 2019 to submit their final NECP.   

Draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) submitted to the European Commission (as of 11 March 2019)

 


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Document submitted (PDF)

Courtesy translation in English
provided by the translation services of the EC


Austria

 Austria’s draft NECP

de  

en


Belgium

 Belgium’s draft NECP (fr) | (nl)

Belgium’s draft NECP

en


Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s draft NECP

bg

en


Croatia

Croatia’s draft NECP (hr ) | (en )

hr | en

n/a


Cyprus

Cyprus’s draft plan (en)

en

n/a


Czechia

Czech draft plan (cz)

cs

en


Denmark

Will follow in due course

en

n/a


Estonia

Estonia’s draft NECP

et

en


Finland

Finland’s draft NECP (en )

en

n/a


France

France's draft NECP

fr

n/a


Germany

Germany’s draft NECP

de

en


Greece

Greece’s draft NECP

el

en


Hungary

Will follow in due course

hu

en


Ireland

Ireland’s draft NECP

en

n/a


Italy

Italy’s draft NECP

it

en


Latvia

Latvia’s draft NECP

lv

en


Lithuania

Lithuania’s draft NECP

lt | en

n/a


Luxembourg

Luxembourg's draft NECP

de

 


Malta

Will follow in due course

en

n/a


Netherlands

Netherlands’ draft NECP

nl | en

n/a


Poland

Poland’s draft NECP

Part 1 | Part 2
| Part 3

Part 1


Portugal

Portugal’s draft NECP 

pt

en


Romania

Romania’s draft NECP (ro ) (en)

ro | en

n/a


Slovakia

Will follow in due course

sk

en


Slovenia

Slovenia’s draft NECP

sl

en


Spain

Will follow in due course

es

 


Sweden

Sweden’s draft NECP

en

n/a


United Kingdom

UK’s draft NECP

en

n/a


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