2030 National Energy and Climate Plan
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 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 first National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) in line with the obligations of the Governance Regulation. Malta’s NECP follows the scope of the Energy Union and covers its five dimensions: decarbonisation, energy efficiency, energy security, internal energy market, and research, innovation and competitiveness. The NECP 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 which are based on robust and consistent data, assumptions and modelling exercises. The NECP serves as a strategic planning, framework and policy document that will guide Malta’s contribution to achieving the Union’s 2030 objectives and targets, whilst identifying the measures necessary for their achievement during the period until 2030. The Plan aims to support Malta’s economic, environmental and social development and sustainability, while also focusing on providing clear benefits for citizens, businesses and investors in the Maltese Islands.
Malta’s first National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for the period 2021-2030, can be downloaded by clicking here.
Malta has submitted 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.