Romania has renewable energy production units with an installed capacity of over 4 500 MW, which is equivalent to almost a quarter of the total number of units. The majority of renewable energy production facilities are wind turbines. The Romanian Government currently supports renewable energy production through the green certificates system. However, the manner in which decisions have been made so far regarding the support scheme is a negative example of governance. The scheme preparation process was opaque, with minimum consultation with the stakeholders and decisions taken suddenly and unilaterally, to the exasperation of investors.

Is the Commission considering recommending to the relevant Romanian ministry the establishment of a system for the fair promotion of renewable energy and the initiation of a dialogue between the government, the regulatory bodies, the producers’ associations, the municipalities and all the other relevant actors?

Does the Commission intend to recommend that the Romanian Government encourage and adopt a common vision based on effective and clean energy production alternatives?