Six projects worth a combined 30 million lei (some 7.1 ml euro) for the use of renewable energy received financing under the RO06 Renewable Energy Program (Rondine) funded as part of the EEA 2009 – 2014 Grants, shows data presented on Thursday by president of the Environmental Fund Administration (AFM) Cornel Brezuica at the program wrap up conference.
In the opinion of the AFM head Romania stays among the world’s most attractive renewable energies market and runs high chances to become an important energy actor in the region.
“AFM’s main goal is the development and financing of several categories of programs for Romania’s sustainable development, capable of contributing both to the improvement of the environmental infrastructure and the narrowing of the gap that separates us from other member states. In recent years, AFM has financed from the Environmental Fund programs that have boosted the implementation and use of renewable energy sources for the installation of solar panels, wind farms, solar, biogas or biomass power plants, hydro and geothermal power plants. (…) Romania stays among the world’s most attractive markets for renewable energy and runs chances to become an important energy actor in the region. The country’s micro-hydropower and geothermal potential can provide the most important sources of renewable energy, in line with EU requirements. Six projects received financing under the RO06 Renewable Energy Program – Rondine that comes to end today, with disbursements amounting to about 30 million lei,” Brezuica said, according to Agerpres.
He added that EEA and Norway grants are an important tool for the development of key sectors such as Romania’s economy and society, the protection of the environment, strengthening civil society, the judiciary, the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, public health services.