Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis has decided to cut the red tape on renewal energy projects by dispensing some of them from environmental impact assessments and simplifying the approval procedures for others.
The aim of these decisions is to reduce the time from the submission of a plan to implement a renewable energy project to its approval to two years.
Romania's electricity consumption in H1 2020 amounted to 25.7 TWh, by 7.1 percent less from the same period of the year before, while imports were twice as high, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informed today. Electricity consumption in the economy, ie of industrial consumers, registered the steepest decline of 10 percent, while household consumption was by 2 percent higher.
The primary primary energy resources in the the first quarter of 2020 dropped by 2.4 percent compared to the same period of 2019, whereas the final electricity consumption decreased by 2.2 percent by comparison, the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Tuesday showed.