The aim of the scheme is to give Estonian people, enterprises and EU member states data regarding what kind of steps Estonia is to use to achieve its energy and climate-related aims. Namely, much work will need to be done in the coming years to move toward a climate-neutral economy, and cooperation in the industry, transport and energy sections will be vital, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications stated.
Going by to Aas, the NECP is needed for the public and entrepreneurs to be able to plan their activities and prepare the needed investments to gain these climate goals. “These are very important choices that have a large financial impact, and they certainly cannot be made in a haste,” he states in a press release. Aas stressed that it is reasonable to move gradually toward cleaner energy generation, without having an impact on Estonia’s energy security or jobs in Ida-Viru County. High help among Estonians for gaining 2050 climate neutrality goal
After getting approval from the ministries, the NECP will then be transferred to the government for recheck and approval. The government, in turn, is to forward the scheme to the European Commission lastest by the end of the year.
All EU states sent NECPs. The NECP is a communication to be sent to the European Commission every ten years on a member state’s energy and climate aims as well as the steps to be taken to achieve them. The submission of this communication’s basis is on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action regulation. Estonia’s new NECP is based on already available development documents and brings together steps and actions to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy sustainability and increase the use of renewable energy.