Renewable energy policy
In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union (EU). This share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share was 12%. Increases in industry, services and households have all contributed to the growth in renewable energy used for heating and cooling.
Both Romania's energy production and electricity exports in the first eight months of the year were lower compared to the same period of 2018, while household energy consumption rose by 20.5 pct, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Friday.
In its decision № CC-19 dated July 1, 2019, the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) approved new electricity prices for household and non-residential customers connected to a low-voltage grid in Southeastern Bulgaria in force since 01.07.2019.
According to the KEVR's Decision, the final VAT rates for household customers in Southeast Bulgaria are as follows:
The Parliament has adopted the final amendments to the Energy Act, Focus News Agency reports. With the amendments, power producers with installed capacity between 1 MW and 4 MW from 1 July 2019 have the opportunity to enter the free market, which will provide additional quantities of electricity on the stock exchange and will improve competition.
AGERPRES special correspondent Nicoleta Gherasi reports: Romania's target for renewable energy sources for 2030 is 27.9pct and we hope that the European Commission accepts a target below the average level of Europe, said Zoltan Nagy-Bege, Vice President of the Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, in Bilbao.