How to solve the integration of RES in buildings in Romania? ..and some other issues

June 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Posted in Legislative Outreach | Leave a comment
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One big step forward would be ….  applying the existing EU Directives and improving the national regulations. The Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment published for  public debate the draft “Elements of Energy Strategy for 2011-2035”. More information on the measures that are currently included can be found here.

Unfortunately there are no big news for the building sector if you are to look over the draft…and considering that  the EPBD Directive (Directive 2010/31/EC) and the RES Directive (2009/28/EC)  are setting clear timelines and directions for increasing level of energy efficiency and the uptake of RES in buildings – one would expect to find more in a Strategy that is supposed to cover the next 25 years. Luckly it is just a working document.

RoGBC put together a list with basic recommendations that should be included in the Energy Strategy 2011-2035. They relate mostly to facilitating the uptake of RES in buildings and encouraging the new developments/deep refurbishments that achieve a high level of energy performance (class A). The letter was sent to the Ministry of Economy and our points of view will be discussed in the event from the 30th of June organised by the Ministry of Economy. Special thanks to Luiza Manolea, lawyer and RoGBC member of the Legislative Task Force for her involvement in this initiative!

 

Anca Bieru

Financing Guide for installing Renewable Energy Solutions – available

October 31, 2008 at 8:23 pm | Posted in General, Legislative Outreach | Leave a comment
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There are two modalities of financing:

1. Direct financing (apply for funds directly to the Environment Fund Administration)

  • it is open for: companies, territorial units (local public authorities), and educational institutions
  • level of financing: companies – 40% for the companies in Bucharest-Ilfov region, 50% for the rest; projects should not have a larger value than 250.000 RON; territorial units, educational institutions – 60% level of financing, projects should not have a larger value than 300.000 RON
  • total budget available for direct financing – 120 Million RON
  • First financing session for 2009 – 1-28 November 2008

2. Indirect financing ( applied through authorized installers)

  • available for individuals
  • level of financing – 90%; projects should not have a larger value than 25.000 RON
  • the request for financing by the individual should be handed out to one authorized installer; the installer should validate the request and only based on this validation the beneficiary (physical person) will have access to financing

Becoming an authorized installer:

  • the session for submitting all the required documents to the Environment Fund Administration – 1-28 November 2008
  • key eligibility criteria – art. 19 from the guide; requiring status of having  CAEN Code 432 and the necessity of offering 3 years of guarantee for the products delivered and installed
  • all the requests of authorization are evaluated by an “Evaluation Committee” from the Environment Fund Administration
  • the amount of financing allocated for each installer will be decided by the “Evaluation Committee” based on the amount requested by each installer and the total budget allocated (400 Million RON for 2009)

The guide for financing is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly at anca.bieru@rogbc.org.

Anca

Protected: Suggested measures to improve the market share of Renewable Energy Sources in Romania

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Protected: Subventions for introducing renewable solutions into buildings

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