European Commission, Vice-President Sefcovic: Enhancing efficiency, best measure against energy scarcity

Energy efficiency is the best measure in the fight against energy scarcity and will lead to curbing energy bills as well as to protecting the environment, stated on Thursday Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission, present in Bucharest at the CESEC (Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity) meeting.

According to him, all our countries should learn how to use public budget money, from the European Union’s budget, to add to sources from the private sector and to channel into energy efficiency investment projects.

Two years ago, when we set up the CESEC community, we engaged not to expect mega-projects but to take our energy destiny into our own hands and focus on inter-connection, market liquidity and having access to at least three gas sources for all the countries. I believe it is a very strong signal for this country’s inhabitants who still recall what happened in 2009 (when Russia ceased gas deliveries to Europe mid-winter — ed.n.) and to prove that together we can beat the system’s vulnerabilities, further said the EC’s Vice-President.

In his turn, Miguel Arias Canete, the Energy European Commissioner, also present at the event, showed that on Thursday the parties will sign an Understanding Memorandum extending the cooperation area to the energy sector as well.