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World Bank ready to support Romania to reach its green energy targets

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Romania will have a difficult task in achieving its climate targets, and digitalization and private sector involvement are crucial to the success of this plan, said Anna Akhalkatsi, Country Manager for Romania and Hungary at the World ...

Ambassador Gavin Buchan : Canada and Romania to continue nuclear energy collaboration

Thursday, December 14, 2023

The collaboration between Canada and Romania in the nuclear energy sector will continue both in the area of the modernisation of Unit 1 of the Cernavod? power plant and the construction of reactors 3 and 4, said Gavin Buchan, Canada’s Ambassador to Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of ...

In 2023, ANRE approved 144 new power generation capacities

Thursday, December 14, 2023

The year 2023 was characterised by investments in power generation and the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) granted establishment permits for 144 new electricity generation capacities, totalling almost 3,000 MW.   “This year has also been a complicated one for those in the energy sector. It has not been an easy year for distribution operators, suppliers ...

Agreement between Nuclearelectrica and Framatome for the production in Romania of the radioisotope Lutetium-177 used in the fight against cancer

Thursday, December 7, 2023

SN Nuclearelectrica SA and Framatome have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement to explore the possibility of producing the medical isotope Lutetium – 177 in the Cernavoda nuclear-electrical unit. Lutetium – 177 is used for a variety of treatment for cancer.According to a press release of SN Nuclearelectrica, the initial domain of implementation of the agreement includes a technical feasibility study, ...

Nuclearelectrica joins Net Zero Industry Pledge to triple nuclear capacity worldwide by 2050

Thursday, December 7, 2023

  Nuclearelectrica joined the Net Zero Nuclear Industry Pledge launched on December 5 at the COP28 summit, in an event organized in Dubai as part of the COP28 Presidency Thematic Program.120 companies headquartered in 25 countries and active in over 140 nations around the world endorse the initiative, committing to a goal of at least tripling the nuclear capacity by 2050, as set forth in both the Ministerial Declaration and the Net Zero Nuclear Industry ...

Uranium Concentrate Processing Factory purchases assets related to technological flow of R Plant in Feldioara

Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Uranium Concentrate Processing Factory, a subsidiary of Nuclearelectrica SA, has purchased, in a tender organised by the bankruptcy administrator of the National Uranium Company (CNU), the assets related to the technological flow of R Plant Feldioara, thus completing the integrated nuclear circuit, informs the Ministry of Energy in a press release.The asset package purchased in the public tender is composed of land, buildings and special constructions, technological ...

EnerMin: Romania ready to play leading role in global effort to triple renewable energy production capacity

Thursday, December 7, 2023

  Romania is prepared to play a leading role in the global effort to triple the world's renewable energy production capacity and double energy efficiency by 2030, with projects worth billions of euros and an absolutely unique potential in the region, at all levels, Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja says."Today [on Tuesday - Ed. note], in front of 53 counterpart ministers from all over the world, I had the honor to present the arguments for Romania's joining the ...

Romania intends to become regional leader in nuclear energy deployment

Thursday, December 7, 2023

In a recent statement at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), Romanian President Klaus Iohannis expressed the country’s bold aspirations of becoming a regional frontrunner in nuclear power implementation. While emphasizing a commitment to an energy mix that includes renewable sources, President Iohannis revealed Romania’s ambitions to establish itself as a center for nuclear power operations, workforce formation, and ...

Study findings looming on LNG portage project from Azerbaijan to Romania

Thursday, December 7, 2023

The findings of a feasibility assessment on the project of LNG transportation from Azerbaijan to Romania are expected, Romanian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasile Soare said, Trend reports quoted by ...

OMV Petrom and Vulcangas to build LNG, CNG stations in Romania

Thursday, December 7, 2023

OMV Petrom is teaming up with a unit of Italy’s Vulcangas to build liquefied and compressed natural gas filling stations in Romania, https://lngprime.com/ reads.   According to a statement ...

Romania's energy mix should include small and large-scale nuclear energy produces, according to official

Thursday, December 7, 2023

 Romania's future energy mix must include both small and large-scale nuclear energy producers, which is why it is very important for our country to develop a strategy to highlight the important role that nuclear energy (including SMR - Small Modular Reactors) can play in ensuring the need for safe electricity, Dumitru Chisalita, an official from the Intelligent Energy Association (AEI), said."More than twenty states, including Romania, called ...

Oil exports through Novorossiysk, where Romanian refineries are supplied, affected by the strong storm in the Black Sea

Thursday, November 30, 2023

  The recent storm in the Black Sea affected the oil exports through the two terminals in the Russian harbour Novorossiysk with over two million barrels per day (b/day), according to the officials of the Kazakh state officials and the data of the Russian port agents, affecting the deliveries, including to the refineries in Romania which use Kazakh feedstock, writes ...

Romania approves Long Term Strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Romania's Long Term Strategy (LTS) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which aims to make Romania neutral by 2050, was approved on Wednesday by the Government, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests (MMAP) said."With the approval of the Strategy in the Executive meeting and its communication to the European Commission, we practically close the infringement procedure against our country. Climate change is a fundamental problem for our society. They ...

Official:Romania not doing well in terms of usable water 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

 Romania is not doing well in terms of usable water, recording 2,660 cubic metres per person per year, compared to the European Union average of 4,000 cubic meters, coordinator of the Department for Sustainable Development Laszlo Borbely told a specialist conference.He mentioned, at the conference "The impact of the circular economy on the water sector in Romania," held at the Government House on Wednesday, that Romania has, since 2022, a circular ...

Nuclearelectrica and consortium led by AtkinsRealis sign agreement to refurbish unit 1 of Cernavoda nuclear plant

Thursday, November 30, 2023

  Nuclearelectrica, together with Candu Energy Inc. (CEI), a subsidiary of the Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. doing business as AtkinsRealis, and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), a federal state-owned corporation, signed a 781 million Canadian dollars agreement on Tuesday to supply reactor tooling and components, as well as services of engineering and technology, to extend the life of Unit 1 CNE Cernavoda.According to a press ...

Prosumers to reach about 1,500 MW in installed capacity by end-2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The number of prosumers in Romania has reached 97,000, with an installed capacity of 1,225 MW, expected to near 1,500 MW at the end of 2023, Deputy Chairman of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) Gabriel Andronache said."We started the year with 44,000 prosumers and, at that time, they had a capacity of 478 MW. We expect that by the end of the year we will near 1,500 MW, and at the end of Q1 2024 we should near 2,000 MW, hoping that the Green ...

Coal production drops 16 pct in first 9 months, imports down by 51 pct

Thursday, November 30, 2023

 Romania's net coal production totaled, in the first nine months of this year, over 1.918 million tons of oil equivalent, being 16% lower (minus 366,700 toe) compared to the same period in 2022, according to the centralized data of the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In the mentioned period, Romania imported 166,700 toe of coal net, with 173,500 toe less (minus 51%) compared to the amount imported the previous year in the same ...

Paroseni thermoelectric power plant to use biofuel instead of coal

Thursday, November 30, 2023

   The Ministry of Energy and US company American Bio-Carbon Delaware LLC signed on Monday a memorandum for the transformation of the Paroseni thermoelectric power plant into a modern facility that will use biofuel instead of coal."The Ministry of Energy announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 27, 2023, at noon, thus strengthening the Romanian-American strategic partnership in mining and renewable energy in ...

Energy minister: Two global energy industry heavyweights interested in Tarnita-Lapustesti project

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Two of the world's energy industry heavyweights - France's EDF and Japan's Itochu - have expressed their interest in the Tarnita-Lapustesti project and proactively came forth to provide to the ministry all their resources and expertise, Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja told the Future Energy Europe Summit, now at the 2nd edition."The project that is close to my heart, and will you please support it, is the Tarnita-Lapusstesti [pumped-storage hydropower] ...

Energy sector most affected by cyber-attacks business sector in Romania in 2023 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Energy, transport, governmental and public services sectors have been the most affected by cyber-attacks in Romania in 2023, with 72% of the total incidents reported there, according to the findings in the latest Business Internet Security report prepared by Orange Business.According to the report published on Thursday, the energy sector reported 31% of the total attacks, followed by transport, with over 22%, the government and public services sector (19%), ...

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