In Croatia, greenhouse gas emissions are overall in line with the trajectory set by the Croatian NECP. The total greenhouse gas emissions, excluding sinks, amounted to 18.05 Mt CO2e in 2019. This is a 27.5% reduction in emissions compared to 1990 levels. The two critical sectors remain transport and waste, where emissions have been increasing since 1990. Total sinks from the LULUCF sector were estimated at 5.56 Mt CO2e (30.8 % of total greenhouse gas emissions), but this sink is expected to decrease in the future.
Final energy consumption in 2019 was 289.4 PJ, which is slightly above the target set by the NECP for 2020. As regards the share of renewable energy sources in its final energy consumption, Croatia is on track with its NECP targets, primarily due to the high biomass consumption for heating in the household sector and high share of large hydropower plants in electricity production. In 2019, the RES share of the total electricity generation was 20.7%, excluding large hydropower plants. The share of wind in RES was 55.7%, while solar contributed only 3.1%.
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