Romania launches consultation on the National Energy Strategy 2025-2035

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Romania’s Ministry of Energy launched a public consultation on the country’s Energy Strategy for 2025-2035, with a perspective extending to 2050.

This strategic document outlines the vision and fundamental development objectives for the national energy sector. It also identifies the national, European and global benchmarks that influence and shape policies and decisions in the energy field.

According to the Ministry’s press statement, the Energy Strategy considers the economic, technological and geopolitical transformations at global and regional levels, as well as major challenges such as the green transition, market fluctuations and Romania’s strategic position within the EU and NATO, amidst ongoing regional conflicts. Given the interlinked energy security of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, it is also crucial for the national energy sector to be capable of meeting Moldova’s energy needs under any circumstances. Consequently, Romania aims to solidify its role as a regional pillar of energy security.

“Romania aims to develop the energy sector under conditions of security, industrial competitiveness, consumer accessibility and sustainability,” stated Sebastian Burduja, the Minister of Energy. “The national energy sector must ensure uninterrupted physical availability of energy to all consumers at an affordable price, in any situation. Furthermore, the sector must become increasingly clean and environmentally friendly.”

Romania’s Energy Strategy seeks to achieve six fundamental objectives: energy security, low-carbon energy, energy efficiency, physical and financial accessibility and economic competitiveness of energy, efficient energy markets and digitisation, smart grid development and cybersecurity

Thus the strategy will be founded on the following principles:

  • prioritising supply security and crisis response capacity;
  • developing the energy sector based on economic efficiency and rationality;
  • ensuring economic and social equity for regions and people;
  • achieving climate neutrality by 2050;
  • creating a free, competitive and entrepreneurial energy market;
  • maintaining technological neutrality and leveraging all energy resources to reduce emissions and strengthen the production chain;
  • developing the electric and thermal energy storage sector;
  • strengthening the energy industry supply chain;
  • promoting the circular economy.
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