Fossil gas investments undermine green recovery in Romania
August 9, 2021
Despite strong criticism from the European Commission, the Romanian authorities are determined to use the EU recovery fund for massive investments in fossil gas and hydrogen.
Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe: July 2021 update
July 8, 2021
This briefing is the third in our series of updates on the Territorial Just Transition Plan (TJTP) preparation process in seven central and eastern European (CEE) countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Romanian government’s coal phaseout blabber
June 17, 2021
If official communication about the coal phaseout is any indication about how proper the process will be, we have reason to worry. Over the past weeks, the Romanian government first said they would phase out coal, then came back to say they don’t actually mean all of it.
New beginnings at 30: can the EBRD leave behind fossil gas to become a bank fit for our future?
June 16, 2021
This report analyses the EBRD’s energy-related operations across the first two years of the Bank’s new Energy Sector Strategy (ESS) (2019-2020). This initial period of the ESS’s implementation is also compared to the previous ESS implementation period
The Romanian renewable energy sector: a potential still untapped
April 8, 2021
This report assesses the development of the Romanian renewable energy sector, identifies the main public policies needed to support this sector and offers recommendations to ensure the sustainable growth of the sector until 2030. The European Green Dea
More of the same secrecy in Latvia and Romania as EU recovery funds planning gets underway
March 10, 2021
National Recovery and Resilience Plans have to be submitted to the European Commission by 30 April, 2021. Yet less than two months before the deadline, the latest updates from the Romanian and Latvian recovery plans raise alarm on public participation and on unambitious climate and energy targets.
Romanian parliament prepares to reject EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030
November 27, 2020
The strategy is one of the pillars of the European Green Deal and an additional strategic support for the green recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rumunija odlučila da više neće graditi termoelektrane na ugalj
November 20, 2020
Ministar privrede, energetike i poslovnog okruženja Virgil Popescu tvrdi da Rumunija neće dobiti više nijednu termoelektranu na ugalj, dok formulacija poziva nagoveštava akcionarima CE Oltenia da kompanija namerava da odustane od poslednjeg takvog projekta.
As Romania’s last new coal project is cancelled, a larger gas threat looms
November 19, 2020
Romania’s Minister of Economy, Energy and the Business Environment finally confirmed that no new coal unit will be built in the country.
European Commission’s assessment of Romania’s final national energy and climate plan
October 29, 2020
Two weeks ago, the European Commission published its first report on the State of the Energy Union after the adoption of the European Green Deal.