CCS undoubtedly has a role to play in decarbonisation efforts, in the EU as well as in Slovenia. While CCS is mentioned in country’s key strategic documents, namely the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), the Industrial Strategy and the Long-Term Climate Strategy, its role must be increased so as to provide greater policy certainty for project developers.
Opportunities to develop CCS in Slovenia lie in application in the energy intensive industries, which account for around 17% of all GHG emissions. While there are no significant legal and regulatory barriers, albeit CO2 storage is not allowed in its territory, Slovenia’s key barrier lies in the level of awareness among policymakers and NGOs, as well as potential public opposition that might arise from that.
Key actions to be taken for CCS to develop in Slovenia are short-term based, and relate to increasing awareness, establishing a CCS advocacy group, increasing funding for pilot and demonstration projects and increasing engagement with international fora.
READ THE FULL ROADMAP HERE: CCS Roadmap_Slovenia