We take actions today for tomorrow’s generation
A new 100% RES action took place on Friday, 13th March 2015, in Vatra Dornei. The townhall hosted the debates.
This town is situated in the north of the country, in Bucovina, a region bordering Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, with a rich cultural heritage, many natural resources and much relief variation.
In order to meet the desire of the community to maintain a clean and safe environment that should also provide resources to the future generations, the discussions concentrated on topics such as green energy, energetic independence, greenhouse gas emission reduction.
The community has a centralized heating system for winter, based on a biomass plant that uses sawdust, wood chips etc. as fuel. The heating system from Vatra Dornei provides heat for 15 public institutions, 67 trade companies and 1568 private houses.
Mr. Ilie Bonches, the town’s mayor, and Mr. Mircea Filaret Rusu, the public administrator, who participated in the discussions, want to solve the town’s heating problem completely by building another biomass plant unit.
Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, in its promoting of the 100% RES project, presented to the townhall and the local council representatives the possibilities of collaboration for the identification of the necessary support for the accessing of funding resources for local projects which should lead to energy saving and CO2 reduction.
Joining the Covenant of Mayors, as the main European movement involving local and regional authorities who commit themselves to increase energy efficiency and to use sustainable energy sources in their territories could be a good opportunity for the development of such projects.
The elaboration of an energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission chart constitutes a solid starting point for the achievement of the local energy strategy. Moreover, the thermal insulation of public, tertiary and residential buildings, together with the increased efficiency of public lighting constitutes a necessity for the success of such a strategy.