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February 4, 2023

Romania’s Energy Strategy to be launched for public debate after elections

The Department of Energy will launch for public debate, after the elections, Romania’s Energy Strategy, so that document should not be used for electoral purposes, Minister-Delegate for Energy Razvan Nicolescu told a Wednesday’s specialized seminar.
‘We have completed half, that is two of the four chapters of the Strategy, but we will wait until after the election to have serious discussions, without political implications. I do not want us to mock experts’ work or to have a document forgotten in a drawer,’ said Nicolescu.
He added that the main objective of the Strategy is aimed at ensuring Romania’s energy security.
‘Romania has the chance to be in 2020 the second country, after Denmark, which will produce more primary energy resources than it will consume. This will give our country a regional strategic role,’ the minister said.
According to him, the second important objective of the Strategy is ensuring some competitive energy prices.
Nicolescu reminded that the country’s GDP depends 30% on industrial output, unlike the European average, which is 18%.
‘So, it is vital for us to generate competitive prices for the Romanian economy and industry,’ said Razvan Nicolescu.
The third objective mentioned by the energy minister is related to environmental protection.
‘I will personally get involved as far as renewable energy sector goes. We have created a working group where we have brought to the same table representatives of companies, consumers and financing institutions. A scenario is being outlined, but let us see what we will do,’ he said.

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