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Programme for accelerated gasification of Republic of Bulgaria until 2020

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2011
The Programme aims to improve the energy efficiency in the household heating sector. Currently, only 1.5% of households are connected to the natural gas grid. The Government aims to increase this percentage to 30% in 2020 and replace the electricity used for heating by highly efficient natural gas appliances. The Programme sets the target of 1 million households connected to the improved gas infrastructure, for an estimated investment of about BGN400 million (USD257 million). The estimated benefits are reducing the energy intensity of primary energy consumption by around 6% in 2020 compared to 2009, i.e. about one-third of the overall energy intensity target for Bulgaria.

  • 35% reduction in GHG (from Biofuel/biomass use) in the short term, then by 50% in 2017, and by 60% in 2018 compared with a business as usual scenario
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: Business as usual scenario
  • 16% final energy consumption from renewables by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • 50% reduction energy intensity of GDP (456 tonnes/year) by 2020 against a 2005 baseline
    Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005
  • 30% households gasified by 2020
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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