Updating national energy and climate plans: signs of reluctance to phase out fossil fuels
Report | 14 December 2023
Member States are currently updating their national energy and climate plans (NECPs) adopted in 2019, following the Energy Union governance regulation. According to this regulation, they were required to submit a draft version of their updates to the European Commission by 30 June 2023, before the EU executive reviews them and makes recommendations.
Analyses show that many plans currently fall short of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy requirements and that significant changes are needed in the remaining months of the update process. Most CEE countries submitted their drafts later than the rest of Europe, and this paper will look at how NECPs are being updated in a selected group of eight countries.