Romania: Renewable sources increase at local level

8. June 2016. / SEE Energy News

In order to reach newly set goal of 27% by 2030, an attention is directed to other renewable energy sources, including solar, geothermal, biomass and biogas energy. In addition to energy benefits, there will be new work positions opened.

Until became the EU Member state, Romania did not give too much importance to renewable energy sources, i.e., their use was almost insignificant. The exception was in implementation of the hydropower potential used from major rivers.

Since 2007, the use of renewable energy sources has become a desirable goal due pollution reduction, and in order to reduce the district energy dependence. Studies demonstrate that Romania has a great renewable energy sources potential, which extends along the whole region.

In accordance with the requirements of the European Union, Romania has obligated that its share of renewable energy in the total national consumption will reach 24% by 2020. Given the fact that this goal has already been reached in 2014, the next goal seems to be not so demanding, and that is the share of renewable energy up to 27% by 2030, say Dr. Ing. Adriana Sida MANEA and Dr. Ing. Adrian BEJ from the University of Timisoara.

Currently, local authorities are being advised to increase the energy efficiency and also renewable energy sources use. The largest investments were in wind energy. Therefore, from the end of 2014, the share of the total electricity generated with the help of wind turbines is 8.9 percent. In order to encourage producers to invest in renewable energy, the government has given incentives in the form of green certificates.

The Polytechnic University in Timisoara has been actively involved in finding new opportunities for acquiring and maximizing the potential of renewable energy sources of the western part of the country.

In order to reach newly set goal of 27% by 2030, an attention is directed to other renewable energy sources, including solar, geothermal, biomass and biogas energy. In addition to energy benefits, there will be new work positions opened, transmits Serbia-energy.eu

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