The energy sector is a strong contributor to a country's social and economic development, with a strong influence on the economy, quality of life and the environment. Yet, for many European countries, the energy sector still faces a number of challenges, from a reliance of fossil fuels to energy security.
The goal of the Energy Programme in Romania is to make the energy sector become cleaner, more economically robust and more technologically advanced. Good governance in the energy sector and reduction of energy poverty are also key goals. The expected long term programme impact is less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply in Romania.
To achieve this, the Energy Programme in Romania supports a wide array of activities within the field of energy, including, but not limited to:
- Energy efficiency in production, distribution and/or end use
- Renewable energy production and/or distribution
- Recovery of energy from waste or hazardous waste
- Energy security
- Renewable energy policies in all relevant sectors
- Energy markets
In general, the expected goal is to contribute significantly to the reduction and avoidance of CO2 emissions as well as increasing the resilience of the national energy system, in turn contributing to increased energy security.
These activties can happen within the following areas:
- Electrification of non-electrified households
- Biomass/Biogas -Waste to Energy
- Wind and solar
- Energy Efficiency
- Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) in the energy sector
Innovation Norway operates the Energy Programme in Romania, which has five focus areas. You can find more information on the Programme website.
In addition, further information about the EEA and Norway Grant's support of the energy sector can be found here.