Minister of Environment, Water and Forests Tanczos Barna said on Monday, on the occasion of the opening of the second edition of the Green Cities Forum (GCF), that the event in central Brasov is taking place in the „complicated context” of the energy crisis, noting that a green city is the city that „does not waste” energy, according to Agerpres.
„This event takes place in a complicated context. (…) We see what is happening at Romania’s borders, this morning, Russia stopped gas deliveries to Europe. A very complicated period awaits us and, from this point of view, the first thing we can do is to reduce energy waste, regardless of whether we are talking about electricity or thermal energy, or any other form of energy. (…) The green city is, first of all, one that is not wasteful, one which takes maximum care of the resources at its disposal, which minimizes energy waste, and thermal power and electricity are high-priced resources in the coming period. Secondly, the selective collection of waste is a new resource for the industry,”, the minister emphasized, recalling that the Ministry of the Environment is making available, starting this month, a financing programme for local authorities, for the acquisition of digitized eco-islands for selective waste collection.
With regard to combating the energy crisis, the Environment minister mentioned the new financing lines available to local authorities for renewable energy sources, specifying that Brasov also „has several projects in preparation along this line”.