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Green energy platform Aukera plans 1GW of green energy capacities in RO

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Aukera, a green energy investment platform backed by AtlasInvest, a Belgian investment fund already active in the field of renewable resources and conventional energy, aims to develop, build and operate a portfolio of offshore wind and solar projects with a total capacity of 1GW in ...

Romania to increase its gas storage capacity to over 4bln cu.m.

Thursday, December 9, 2021


Romania is set to increase its natural gas storage capacity to more than 4 billion cubic metres, from a current 3 billion, Energy Minister Virgil Popescu said on Tuesday.He participated in the commissioning of a natural gas dehydration unit at the Bilciuresti storage facility, Dambovita County, along with Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and the management team of Romgaz and Depogaz."We want to increase our natural gas storage capacity to over 4 ...

PM Ciuca: Romania can hope for energy independence in the next five years

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Tuesday in Bilciuresti, Dambovita County, that Romania could achieve energy independence in no more than five years."We can hope for using our Romanian capital, using our Romanian capabilities in order to be able to achieve this goal of reaching energy independence in a time horizon that we have understood from the energy minister should not exceed five years," said Ciuca.Ciuca attended in Bilciuresti the ...

OMV Petrom: 11 billion euros by 2030 - largest private investment plan in energy sector

Thursday, December 9, 2021

 OMV Petrom will invest 11 billion euros by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions, the largest private investment plan in the energy sector in Romania, according to the 2030 strategy of the company dubbed "Transformation for a future with low carbon emissions," posted on Tuesday on the website of the Bucharest stock Exchange."Today we announce our 2030 strategy, which will transform OMV Petrom into an integrated, low-carbon energy company, bringing value to ...

Two Romanian entrepreneurs develop wind farm portfolio of 650MW

Thursday, December 9, 2021

smart Power Generation Beta, a company owned in equal shares by Manole Gheorghe and Vasile Domente, developed a portfolio of wind farms with a total installed capacity of 650MW, Ziarul ...

Commission decides to refer Romania to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failure to comply with EU clean air and industrial emissions legislation

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Commission decided to refer Romania to the Court of Justice of the European Union in two cases - for failing to comply with EU rules to tackle industrial pollution and to adopt an air pollution control programme.   In the first case, Romania has not ensured that three industrial plants operate with a valid permit under the Industrial Emissions Directive ...

Commission urges GREECE and ROMANIA to transpose the amending Energy Efficiency Directive

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Commission decided to send reasoned opinions to Greece and Romania for failure to transpose the amending Energy Efficiency Directive ...

The Republic of Moldova will build the 400 kV Vulcanesti-Chisinau OHL with the Indian KEC International

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The tender for the construction of the 400 kV overhead power transmission line on the Vulcanesti-Chisinau direction was won by an Indian company – KEC International, announced Andrei spînu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova.   The works are part of the project “Interconnection of electricity networks between the Republic of Moldova and ...

Grasshopper Energy forms 1GW solar partnership in Romania

Thursday, December 2, 2021


Canadian renewables developer and asset owner Grasshopper Energy has signed an agreement that could support the development of up to 1GW of solar in Romania by 2030. The deal with entrepreneur Stefan Sturdza covers the development, construction and operation of solar projects in the country and is said to require investments of around USD 1 billion.   Canada-headquartered Grasshopper Energy said the ...

Transgaz borrows EUR 44 mln to consolidate transfer capacity to Moldova

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Romanian gas transport system operator Transgaz has contracted a one-year loan to finance investments in northeastern Romania and ensure its transfer capacity towards the Republic of Moldova - where it owns and operates through Vestmoldtransgaz a pipeline from Iasi-Ungheni cross-border interconnector to Chisinau industrialized area.   Rather strategic, the investments carried out by Transgaz with the aim ...

Cernavoda nuke plant expansion: project company awards first contract

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Candu Energy, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX:SNC), has won a 12-month, USD 8.4 mln contract from Romanian firm, EnergoNuclear, to provide engineering services during the preparatory stage of a precursor project to complete the two CANDU-type units 3&4 at Cernavoda nuclear plant in Romania, according to ...

NGO Declic wants to block major gold mining project in Romania

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Romanian NGO Declic, a member of the Mining Watch Romania network, reportedly managed to block the gold and copper mining in Rovina developed by the Canadian company Euro Sun Mining (formerly Carpathian Gold), the largest gold and copper mining project in the European ...

EU’s circular material use rate increased in 2020 :The lowest rate was recorded in Romania (1%)

Thursday, December 2, 2021

In 2020, the EU’s circular material use rate (referred to as the circularity rate) reached 12.8%.  This means that almost 13% of material ...

BCR launches an energy efficiency loan covering 85% of the investment value

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Banca Comerciala ...

Climarol Prest will produce high-efficiency energy from biomass

Thursday, December 2, 2021

The company Climarol from Oradea, in collaboration with the University of Oradea, will implement a project with European funding to obtain high-efficiency energy from biomass. Twigs, willows, grass, residues from vine pruning, residues from sunflower crops, beet crops, corn are some of the raw materials that could be used for energy purposes.   “We intend to identify those renewable energy sources ...

EC proposes new targets for the energy efficiency of buildings and the revision of the directive

Thursday, December 2, 2021


European Commission has proposed several amendments to the energy efficiency directive for buildings, which will be discussed on December 14, Gaspard Demur, team leader at DG Energy, the European Commission, told a conference. “In the context of the Fit for 55 proposals, the European Commission has proposed revising the directive on the energy efficiency of buildings, as buildings account for 40% of energy consumption and 35% ...

Governing program: Energy priorities - nuclear agreement with U.S., Black Sea gas, energy investment fund

Thursday, November 25, 2021


Developing a nuclear program based on U.S. technology, unblocking the Black Sea gas projects and setting up an energy investment fund are some of the goals set out in the Energy chapter of the 2021-2024 Governing Program pledged by the PNL-PSD-UDMR coalition."Decarbonising the energy supply in line with the EU target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent from 1990 levels can only be achieved by increasing the nuclear production ...

Rompetrol Rafinare cooperates with anti-corruption authorities in case of fake sludge lagoon dredging

Thursday, November 25, 2021

 KMG International Group was surprised to learn about the action this morning by DIICOT Ploiesti anti-corruption prosecutors in connection with the greening of the historic sludge lagoons at the Vega Ploiesti refinery, part of Rompetrol Rafinare, but cooperated with the judicial authorities and provided all the necessary documents and information, the company said in a release today."Up until now, none of the Rompetrol Rafinare employees has been ...

OMV Petrom's new strategy for 2030 sets out ambitious environmental targets

Thursday, November 25, 2021


In its new strategy for 2030, energy company OMV Petrom sets itself new, more ambitious environmental targets, in line with the Fit for 55 proposals, company CEO Christina Verchere told a specialist conference on Monday.According to her, the company has already reduced its carbon footprint by 26 percent compared to 2010."This was our goal for 2025 and we have already attained it four years earlier. We have also started to build charging stations ...

Enel to reduce investments in Romania, if authorities do not alter compensation measures and bill capping

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The measures for compensating and capping energy bills, adopted by Romania, are incorrect, create instability and discourage investors, thus the Italian group Enel will reduce investments in our country if these provisions remain in effect, the Enel officials said on Wednesday, during the Enel Capital Markets Day conference.Francesco Starace, Enel CEO, said that the European Union published a few months ago a set of measures called Tool Box, which the ...

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