E-DISTRIBUŢIE DOBROGEA INVESTS 12 MLN. LEI INTO A STATION IN CONSTANŢA
E-Distribuţie Dobrogea has begun an investment project worth about 12 million lei (2.6 million euro) in order to modernize the primary station (high/medium voltage) Abator in the city of Constanţa.
COMPETITION COUNCIL TO OPEN ITS OWN FUEL PRICE COMPARATIVE SITE
The Competition Council will create a comparison site for fuel prices, a tool similar to the one successfully launched for food products, a year ago, announced the institution.
PROSPECTS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES LOOK INCREASINGLY GOOD
Indicators emerging over the last 18 months increase the likelihood of plug-in vehicles becoming predominant over the next 20 years. However, continuing strong policy support is necessary to achieve this. The scenarios show plug in vehicles sales in 2040 at between just over half and nearly all of new light vehicles. However the time taken for the vehicle fleet to turn over means that they are a smaller proportion of the fleet, accounting for between a third and about three quarters of the light vehicle fleet by 2040. The large range of the scenarios reflects the large uncertainties involved, but they all show plug-in vehicles becoming predominant over the next 20 years or so.
ROMANIA TO RE-INTRODUCE ENVIRONMENTAL TAX FOR OLD VEHICLES
With a growing interest in buying old cars after Romanian authorities abolished environmental tax earlier this year, the Environment Ministry has announced this week a new pollution tax for cars with low emissions standard and high carbon dioxide emissions to be re-introduced. The ministry set up a working group to find a method by which polluting cars could pay a pollution tax.
VORNICU, CEZ: CHANGING ENERGY PRICES INCREASES INTEREST FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY / BOGDAN TUDORACHE
Although Romania is far from making the investments predicted a few years ago in the field of energy efficiency, electricity price changes are causing more players to consider such solutions, says Doina Vornicu, Chief Operating Officer (COO), CEZ Romania.
NEW STIMULI FOR INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY (EBC, OCTOBER 11)
A large bank (BCR), experts and technology providers (UMEB and Safetech) and representatives of the regulatory body (ANRE) came to the Energy Breakfast Club with clarifications, proposals for actions and concrete examples to highlight new stimuli that help to increase energy efficiency and safety in all areas of industrial activity. The variations in the energy price, together with the applicable European norms mandatory for Romania also, further boosts the interest for energy efficiency and safety.
ALRO INVESTS IN INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND IN REDUCING SPECIFIC CONSUMPTION
Alro, the largest aluminium producer in continental Europe (excluding Russia and the Scandinavian Peninsula), implements a long-term program of over $ 100 million to increase energy efficiency and to reduce the Company’s specific consumption, as part of the “Green Factory” program.
FIVE PRIORITIES FOR NUCLEARELECTRICA AS SEEN BY GENERAL MANAGER COSMIN GHIŢĂ
Being only for a month as head of Nuclearelectrica, General Manager Cosmin Ghiţă held a press conference to expose his vision of the company’s priorities.
20 BRITISH NUCLEAR COMPANIES CHOSE ROMANIA TO PROMOTE THEIR EXPERTISE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
A delegation composed of 20 nuclear companies participates today in Bucharest at the largest promotional event organized by the British Department for International Trade outside the UK. Representatives of the British Nuclear Industry Association and of the British Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have presented collaborative opportunities argued by the long tradition of the companies from the Kingdom in the commercial exploitation of nuclear energy.
MODIFIED IN THE COMMITTEE FOR INDUSTRY, GEO 64 IS BACK FOR VOTING IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES; BRM CRITICIZES ABUSIVE PROVISIONS
The Commission of Industry and Services from the Chamber of Deputies has decided to maintain OPCOM’s privileges regarding the gas trading, but has sweetened the obligation for all the gas agreements to go into the centralized market by introducing a mandatory 70% quota. If the plenum of the Chamber of Deputies accepts the new form of the law approving the Emergency Ordinance 64/2016, 30% of the volumes of gas traded in one year could be the subject of bilateral agreements. The Romanian Commodities Exchange is seen to be eliminated from the wholesale natural gas market and threatens to attack the law “by all means, both in the country at the Constitutional Court and in other courts, as well as at the European Commission”.