On 17 November 2016, in the context of the November Infringements Package, the European Commission formally reminds Slovenia to comply with Article 14(1) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU).
These rules require Member States to carry out and submit to the Commission a comprehensive assessment of the potential for the application of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling before 31 December 2015. Since the requirement has still not been complied with, the Commission is now sending a reasoned opinion.
Under the rules, Member States have to take adequate measures to develop efficient heating and cooling infrastructure and/or accommodate the development of high-efficiency cogeneration and the use of heating and cooling from waste heat and renewable energy sources. So far, Slovenia has not communicated its assessment of the potential in this context.
Slovenia now has two months to inform the Commission of the measures taken to remedy the situation, in the absence of which the Commission may decide to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the EU.
For further information, please visit the relevant European Commission fact sheet at the link below.