Romania has an enormous potential to develop energy business and there is a major potential for developing energy efficiency, Sebastian Metz, Director General of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania) said on Tuesday at a symposium on energy efficiency in industry.
“There is an enormous potential to make energy business here in Romania. We see here a” win-win “collaboration with Romanian companies. As much as 30 percent of saving has been reached in the industrial area. We have thus taken a path of energy efficiency in Romania, and this has also been subsidized through EU support programmes. However, Romania consumes 1.8 times more in the energy industry to produce something as compared to the others countries of the European Union. The big consumers in the energy sector represent 69 percent, and yet Romania is on the right track, we see that there is a major development potential to produce even more efficiently as far as energy is concerned,” said Metz .
He added that Romanian energy legislation is increasingly focusing on energy efficiency.
“I would also like to remind you that, with regard to the Romanian legal framework, it leads to more emphasis on energy efficiency. Energy audits and also better energy management must be carried out. To that end, there is a series of energy streamlining programmes. In Romania, we have a substantial delegation of companies in this field, and I think these framework conditions that we have created are optimal to generate “win-win”, energy efficiency partnerships in the Romanian industry,” said AHK Romania’s general manager, according to Agerpres.
The Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania) organized on Tuesday the symposium on Energy Efficiency in Industry, the second phase of the event initiated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, addressed to Romanian and German companies interested in developing bilateral business in energy efficiency in industry
AHK Romania is the official representative of the German economy and at the same time the largest bilateral commerce chamber in Romania. It belongs along the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHK), to the global network of the German bilateral commerce chambers reunited under the umbrella of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).
German Embassy’s Kortemeyer: Romania, country with intensive economic growth, but it must also be durable
Germany is an engine, a leader in many technologies, and on the other hand Romania is a country with intensive economic growth, but we want to make sure it is also durable, on Tuesday said at a symposium on energy efficiency in industry Swantje Kortemeyer, head of Economic Section with the German Embassy in Romania
“Environment is a dominant topic on the political agenda of Germany and if we look at the young we can see that environment is their main concern. Demonstrations are taking place at world and European level … Both Germany and Romania have committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and we are all aware we are talking about ambitious targets and it won’t be easy to attain them. On the one hand, we want more climate protection, on the other hand people wish for jobs and a better living standard, more welfare … We have to harmonise all these things, but this won’t work unless we find solutions to protect the climate and also be efficient economically. This won’t happen unless we cooperate. That is why a conference as the one today is paramount. Germany is an engine, a leader in several technologies. On the other hand, Romania is a country with an intensive economic growth, but we want to make sure it is also durable,” Kortemeyer asserted.