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Bulgaria contests the 40% cut in carbon emissions from thermal power plants

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"Bulgaria is not giving up renegotiating the Recovery and Resilience Plan with the European Commission", caretaker Minister of Energy Rosen Hristov said after the meeting of the EU energy ministers in Brussels. However, Minister Hristov admitted that the process was difficult and a new meeting was due in three weeks, the BNR’s correspondent in Brussels Angelina Piskova reported. 

In Rosen Hristov’s words, Bulgaria is contesting the target set by the country‘s previous government to reduce carbon emissions from thermal power plants by 40%, which affects 14-15 TPPs. "It has appeared from the analyses that this is unfeasible. If we meet this target, we have to close capacity. If we close capacity, there would be uncertainty in electricity supply", Minister Stoyanov furthersaid.

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