2010 analysis: main findings
The 2010 Climate Policy Tracker noted that Romania faces several economic challenges. It is starting to implement energy and climate polices, but they are in no way sufficient to put the country on a pathway to a low-carbon economy. Several plans were underway but not yet implemented in 2010. Highlights are that:
- Romania’s renewable energy share of electricity production increased by 8% between 1990 and 2007.
- The share of renewable energy (without electricity) in buildings (firewood) increased almost 30% between 1990 and 2005.
- The Romanian industrial sector needs special attention: there is a lack of sufficient incentives for the use of renewable energies and for energy efficiency.
- A comprehensive and long-term climate policy strategy is necessary to show a clear direction for Romania. Good examples can be found in the UK and Ireland.