Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Romania to host international conference on energy efficiency over May 23-25

Romanian capital Bucharest will host over May 23-25 an international conference on energy efficiency, an event organized by the Secretariat of Energy Charter in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation.

The participants will analyze how the deregulation of the energy market and the other economic and environmental policies influence the policies for the promotion of energy efficiency, said the ministry on Tuesday

The event is at the same time a good occasion to identify the economic, technological and regulatory obstacles for the energy efficiency, with focus on a changed attitude of final consumers, according to the ministry.

The energy efficiency has become a main policy at governmental level and the Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA) backs some 50 states in Europe and Asia in their efforts.

Romania was one of the first states to sign and ratify the document.

The conference in Bucharest is the first such meeting organized by the Secretariat of Energy Charter in a southeastern Europe state.

The conference will be followed on May 24 by the presentation of project "Energy Efficiency Indicators in the European Union," an occasion to debate issues related to the harmonization of these indicators at EU level, the monitoring of energy efficiency policies and the methods to estimate the improvement in energy efficiency.

Source: Xinhua

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