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March 5, 2021

Trading of some green certificates, limited until 2017

The investors in the renewable energy sector will be allowed to use, between July 1st 2013 and January 1st 2017, only half the green certificates they receive, so the energy cost paid by the population should drop by 50 pc of this component, the delegate minister for Energy, Constantin Nita announced in a press conference. Nita explained that, recently, he received various proposals and he considers the time has come for clarifications. On the other hand, the Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) appreciates that the number of green certificates issued to renewable energy producers should be reduced, even halved in some cases. The electricity production system should be reorganised, because after the liberalisation of the energy market it will not be able to resist in its current structure, with companies being separated on the basis of resource types, but for now it is unclear how this process should go, Nita added.

Attending the event, the minister of Environment and Climate Changes, Rovana Plumb confirmed for Agerpres that the ‘Casa Verde’ (Green House) programme, interrupted in 2012, will not restart this year, because of insufficient funds, rtv.net reports. Two months ago, a report made public by the Court of Audits unveiled that the ‘Casa Verde’ programme had a number of vulnerabilities and malfunctions in 2011.

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