The Energy & Water Agency would like to inform the general public that a new public consultation has been launched with regards to the 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan. The public is welcome to submit written comments on the draft NECP by acessing the following link: meae.gov.mt/en/Public_Consultations/MEW/Pages/Consultations/MaltasDraftNationalEnergyandClimatePlan.aspx
Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action sets out the legislative foundation for a governance system of the Energy Union and Climate Action, which aims to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2030 and long-term objectives and targets of the Energy Union in line with the Union’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Regulation requires EU countries 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 (and every subsequent ten year period); and
- report on the progress they make in implementing their NECPs, mostly on a biennial basis
Malta has developed its Draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) in line with the obligations of this Regulation. Malta’s draft NECP follows the scope of the Energy Union and covers its five dimensions: energy security, internal energy market, energy efficiency, decarbonization, and research, innovation and competitiveness. The draft Plan sets out Malta’s national objectives and contributions for 2030 in the respective dimensions and contains a description of the foreseen policies and measures that need to be implemented in order to reach the set-out objectives. This is supplemented by an analytical basis consisting of a description of the current situation in Malta in the five dimensions as well as projections until 2040. The NECP will serve as a strategic planning, framework and policy document that will guide Malta’s contribution to achieving the Union’s 2030 objectives and targets, primarily in the areas of GHG emissions reductions, renewable energy, energy efficiency and electricity interconnectivity.
Malta’s draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), can be downloaded by clicking here.
Malta will be submitting its Final National Energy and Climate Plan to the European Commission by the end of December 2019, in line with the requirements of the Governance Regulation.