In the final version of the Bulgarian Recovery plan, published on 15th October 2021, there are projects and reforms that do not meet the philosophy of Energy transition and Just transition. Perhaps the reason is that the plan was prepared by two different governments and different experts.

In the recovery plan there is no general, unifying idea of moving to a low-carbon economy. It has nothing to do with the holistic goals of the Green deal. It looks like a selection of individual projects with no connection, even contradiction between some of them.

A good example in the plan is that the proposal of the NGO experts for the establishment of a Commission for energy transition, to produce scenarios for an end date for the use of coal, was accepted. This is important so that we have a clear plan for the energy transition and so that ultra rapid and more painful changes are not required.

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