Iulian Iancu, president CNR-CME: “Romania’s energy potential in the new strategic context is huge”
“We are currently facing a number of challenges that affect the economic, political, social and geostrategic balance, with an impact on energy security, climate change, poverty and social inequality and which are generating various conflicts between countries. To these is added the crisis generated by the pandemic that created a global shock, affecting the states of the world in the equivalent of a third World War,” Iulian Iancu, president of CNR-CME said during a conference organized by CNR-CME and Siemens Energy.
“The answer to most of the challenges for overcoming the crisis and economic recovery is technology. Romania’s energy potential in the new strategic context is huge. Technological priorities have already been defined by the EU, which in June 2020, when it launched the vehicle out of the crisis, namely the Road Map for a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable Europe, which is at the heart of the EU’s recovery efforts, represented by Next Geneation EU. The amount made available for this purpose by the European Union is 1.8 trillion euros, an amount of 30% of this amount being intended to finance targets on energy, climate change, emission reduction. The European Union is the only bloc in the world that aims to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030, pays special attention to hydrogen technologies and has very ambitious goals, aiming to become the leader in hydrogen technology. Nature can no longer pay the carbon bill and, as such, we must be the ones to pay this price. The development of new technologies must be supported by all participants in the Romanian energy market.”