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NJA SOLA CRNOMELJ

RICEVA 18A
CRNOMELJ

I.OVENIA
students of the

irnomelj High
Parliarnent (EP) has received your message dated t9

The Citizens' Enquiries Unit of the E
October 2014.

mission is to provide citizens with information on the

This Unit is .an administrative service
activities, powers and organisation ofthe

Parlirament.

tWe would like to inform you that the EP

closely following EU's action in the field of climate change

and energy. In its resolution of February
the EP called -inter alia- on the Commi
producing at least 30Yo oftotal energy c(
such a target should be implemented b1
individual situation and potential ofeach

2014 on a2A30 fiamework for climate and energy policies,
and Member States "to set a binding EU 2030 target of
ion from renewable energy sources" anLd stressed "that
means of individual national targets taking into account the
State".

As you may know, the EU leaders
least
27Yo, which

y agreed on increasing the share of renewable energy to

a

binding target at

EU

at

leve!

,(http ://ec.eur apa.eul sLmalpolicies/203 0/index_en.htm).

The

conclusions

of the

October 2014 Ewopean Council are pub'lished online
.pdf) and they state,

(http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_dataldocs/pressdata/en/ec1145397

inter alia, that "the targets will be achie'red while fully respecting the Member States' freedom to
determine their energy mix. Targets will not be translated into nationally binding targets. Individual
Member States are free to set their own hisher national targets."

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you would like to read more about FIU's climate action and energy

you may visit the

following websites:
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htt'p ://ec.eu,ropa. eu/climaiindex._qn"l.riUn

Also, if you wish, you can contact a

.Member

of the EP of your choice

(http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map.html) or the EP's committee for Industq,, Research and
Energy (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/erVittre/home.html).
1We hope

this is of interest and thank you for contacting the European Parliament.

Yours sincerely,

Encls.

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EURCIPEAN C;OMMISSION
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Directorate C - Renewables, Researr:h and Innovation, Energy Efficiency
C.1 - Renewables and CCS policy

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Slovenia

Dear Students,

Thank you for your letter to DG Environment which I was asked to answer. We take
good note of your positive assessment o.f renewable energy in generai and wirrd power in
perrticular in corxtrast to nuclear power.
We would agree that Slovenia still has a large potentialLto develop its wind power sector.
Of course, the rules in place to prevent and to limit damrage to the environment need to be
respected. According to the Renewab,le Energy Directive Slovenia has the obligation to
reach a share of 25a/o olf renewable energy in its energy consumption by 2020. Given
Slovenia's endowrnent with natural resources this target seems achievable, but continued
political and financiatr efforts are needed.
We see your commitrnent as a valuable contribution to this and would encourage you to
continue to intervene in the civil dialogue in your oounl.ry, since the choice olflthe energy
mix is a Member State's decision withLirn the frameworlk of the common goals agreed in
the EU.

For fuither information plearse consult

DG

Energy's

website:

http ://ec. europa.eulenergy/renewablesdlLdex*en.htrg

With best regards,
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Paula Abreu Mar,ques

Commission europeenne/Europese Commissie, 1O4ll l3ruxelles/Brusr;el, BELGIQUE/BELGIE - Tel. +32 2,2991111
O{fice: DM24 04/138 - Tel. direct line +32 229-53805 - Fax +32 229-64254