The European Green Pact (Green Deal) is the main objective assumed by the European Commission, which aims to transform the E.U., in a climate neutral zone by 2050.
The European Commission has set at the heart of the strategy to support the E.U. economy, that which is known as the European Green Pact (Green Deal) which is a set of measures aimed at transforming the E.U. in a climate neutral zone by 2050.
In this regard, a number of Directives in the field of energy efficiency were amended in 2018 and 2019, about which we wrote at the respective time.
The Romanian law on energy efficiency from 2014, which aimed to reduce the national consumption with 19% by 2020, will be amnded according to a Government Emrgency Ordinance, subject to public debate.
Among the main changes brought by the new ordinance we mention:
- The Energy Efficiency Directorate within the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment is regulated, with responsibilities in the field of energy efficiency in industry
- The authorization of persons who carry out energy audits in the fields of electric power, thermal energy or complex, is carried out by the Energy Efficiency Directorate
- The Energy Efficiency Directorate will involve financial-banking institutions in financing energy efficiency growth programs.
At European level, the buildings are responsible for about 40% of total energy consumption, followed by transport and industry in approximately equal proportions, of 30%. It is estimated that about 75% of existing buildings are energy inefficient, which means that measures must be more intense to achieve E.U. objectives.