Romania will assume a renewable energy target of around 35 percent for 2030, but green energy production in new capacities should no longer be subsidized, Doru Visan, state secretary at the Ministry of Energy, stated on Wednesday during a press conference.
In his view, green energy generation technologies, especially in the wind energy sector, have evolved a lot lately, so they can withstand in the market without subsidies.
“Renewable energy must be defined as an option already taken, as a necessity for which mankind has opted, and the European Union is a promotion leader, and Romania as a Member State complies with. It must be seen as an expensive energy, that is the truth, but necessary,” Visan explained.
At the beginning of this year, the European Union Parliament voted to increase its renewable energy goal for 2030 from a goal of 27 percent to a new target of 35 percent. European Parliament also agreed on increasing the EU’s energy efficiency target to a minimum of 35 percent — binding for the EU as a whole but indicative for national targets — and a move to ensure that 12 percent of the energy consumed in transport comes from renewable energy sources.
In the next period there will be negotiations on the target that each state will take, but this target can not differ by more than 10 percent from that voted by the European Parliament, meaning it will be no less than 31.5 percent.
Romania has a renewable energy target of 24 percent for 2020, which it has already reached since 2016.