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ForMin Comanescu in Berlin: Romania is for sustainable, efficient energy consumption

Foreign Affairs Minister Lazar Comanescu expressed on Thursday in Berlin Romania’s commitment for the implementation of the transition process to a competitive economy, based on a sustainable, efficient energy consumption.

According to a release by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) sent to Agerpres, the head of diplomacy participated in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue ‘Towards a global Energiewende’ and took the floor within the panel “How can international cooperation stimulate Energy Efficiency measures and accelerate the growth of Renewable Energy?”

Comanescu spoke about “identifying the most appropriate international cooperation tools to promote policies of energy efficiency and encourage the renewable resources’ sector.”

“Minister Lazar Comanescu stressed upon the necessity to correlate these transition with the objectives of the Energy Union Strategy, with the reiteration of importance of the policies of energy efficiency and promotion of renewable resources in ensuring the energy security at both national and regional level,” the MAE release adds.

Comanescu has shown, as regards Romania’s efforts to maintain a balanced energy mix, that the country makes all approaches to observe commitments assumed at European level through the Strategy 20/20/20, Strategy of EU energy security, the Framework energy – climate changes 2030 or through the five pillars of the new Strategy of the Energy Union, the source says.

According to the MAE, Lazar Comanescu also emphasized “the importance of the political, financial support at European level, for the decarbonisation of the economy to turn out a success, as well as the promotion of the projects of knowledge of the best strategies and financing means for the energy transition process, in particular for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.”

The minister also highlighted the utmost importance given to the interconnection projects with the states-party to the Energy Community Treaty, especially with the Republic of Moldova and pleaded for a permanent coordination, on regional and international levels, for the promotion of sustainable energy consumption solutions.

“In this respect, there was a mention of the importance of promoting some national, European policies of good governance of the energy sector and the strengthening at European level of the role of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators – ACER,” the MAE release adds.

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