Energy efficiency - a priority during Romania's Energy Charter Conference Chairmanship

Ashgabat, Nov 29 - AGERPRES special correspondent Constantin Balaban reports: Most of the states participating in the Energy Charter Conference in Ashgabat have approached the subject of energy efficiency, which will be particularly important in 2018, when Romania will hold the ECC Chairmanship, Secretary of state with the Ministry of Energy, Iulian Robert Tudorache said on Wednesday.

'We want to see how we can reach the final consumer through energy efficiency. We want to identify the links connecting energy efficiency and energy poverty and, at the same time, energy efficiency and the impact of rising electricity prices on the final consumer. We will want to perform this assessment during our term and also address it at the conferences held in Bucharest in 2018,' Iulian Robert Tudorache told the 28th meeting of the Energy Charter Conference held in Ashgabat - Turkmenistan, November 28 - 29.

Turkmenistan, which currently holds the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference, will next year hand over office to Romania, the first EU member state to take over.

Tudorache added that another important topic in the year when Romania will take over at the helm of the Energy Charter Conference are the significant challenges related to the process of modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty. The Romanian official explained that, in the context of new energy challenges on the long road towards decarbonisation, the realities of this industry have automatically changed. As such, the Energy Charter Treaty, which was signed and adopted for the first time in 1994, needs to be modernized and updated to meet the new energy realities.AGERPRES(RO - editor: Andreea Marinescu; EN - author: Simona Klodnischi, editor: Maria Voican)