Moldova Switching to Green Energy Thanks to The EU

Since 2015, 75 towns and villages have been supported by the European Union in switching to green energy. For instance, between January and June 2018, some 19 new biomass-heating systems and 7 solar hot water systems were set up in the country with the help of the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project.

The EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova is part of the EU4Energy Initiative and is aimed at promoting sustainable production of energy from biomass, which is the most viable and available source of renewable energy in the Republic of Moldova.

EU4Energy Initiative promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). The EU4Energy Initiative finances projects and programs that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption.

Regarding to the results, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Vitalie Iurcu said “The diversification of energy sources is one of the priorities and our goal is to reach and strengthen the position of Moldova as a state promoting the use of ‘green’ energy by 2020”. For him, this project is also a way to integrate Moldova on the European energy market.

By Antoine Dewaest

Photo: European Union


07 August 2018 10:38