Projects

IN PROGRESS

RENewLand
Project manager: Mihai Constantin | Contributor: Alina Arsani, Marian Ignat, Caterina Oproiu

The project partners aim to ensure that sustainable and science-based approaches for the designation of acceleration areas are followed in the three CEE countries. They capitalise on experience and technical expertise in renewable energy spatial planning from other countries and raise people’s awareness of the benefits of renewable energy use.

1-nov-2023
to 31-dec-2025
(26 months)

EUKI

IN PROGRESS

Climate Governance 2023
EPG Project Manager – Ana Niculicea

National climate laws are an important indicator of Member States’ commitment to achieving climate neutrality. They can significantly increase the robustness of national climate frameworks, address “ownership gaps” and introduce governance mechanisms which guarantee that climate change will remain high on the political agenda.

March 2023 – February 2024

ECF

IN PROGRESS

Climate Governance 2024
EPG Project Manager – Ana Niculicea

Building on the analytical work done in the project ECF Climate Governance 2023, this project aims to continue on building a momentum for a national climate framework law in Romania.

December 2023 – January 2025

ECF

IN PROGRESS

Fostering Ambitious NECPs
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are key strategic documents for advancing the transition to climate neutrality in EU Member States.

December 2023 – November 2025

EUKI

IN PROGRESS

Green Public Procurement
EPG Project Manager – Sabina Strîmbovschi

The goal of the project is to raise awareness of the role that green public procurement can play in accelerating the decarbonisation of energy- and emission-intensive industries such as steel and cement.

July 2023 – July 2025

CW

IN PROGRESS

(PIE) Decarbonising Industry 2023
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

Romania’s industry is a key contributor to the national economy, as well as a major emitter of carbon dioxide. Key heavy industries, including steel, cement, and chemicals production, will require a substantial transformation in order to meet emissions targets and remain competitive in a low-carbon world.

01/2023 – 01/2024

ECF

IN PROGRESS

Decarbonising Industry 2024
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

This project will continue EPG’s work on industrial decarbonisation, through continued stakeholder engagement and facilitation of the stakeholder platform on decarbonizing heavy industry, as well as more detailed work on policy instruments for supporting the industrial transition.

01/2024 – 01/2025

ECF

IN PROGRESS

Whole-Life Carbon
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

This project tackles the issue of embodied emissions in the buildings sector, more specifically the whole-life carbon approach for emissions reductions.

10/2023 – 09/2024

ECF

IN PROGRESS

OUR-CEE (Overcoming Underperforming Renovations in Central and Eastern Europe)
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu, Aura Oancea

Public buildings, which are expected to lead the way in deep renovation, have been undergoing renovation for many years in Central and Eastern Europe but a significant proportion of these renovations is not achieving appropriate energy savings.

December 2023 – March 2026

EUKI

IN PROGRESS

HouseInc
EPG Project Manager – Daniela Panica

The objective of HouseInc is to apply innovative methodologies to deeply analyse interlinked dimensions of housing inequalities in the context of marginalized communities. HouseInc will empirically examine economic, social and ecological drivers and assess impacts of various indicators on housing inequality to derive policy recommendations that foster the adoption of effective measures addressing housing inequality across Europe.

01/02/2024 – 31/01/2027

Horizon 2020

IN PROGRESS

Carbon-Free Europe Member States series: Romania
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

Carbon-Free Europe is an initiative to model the pathways for decarbonising Europe’s energy system. As part of this initiative, the project is conducting deep dives into certain Member States.

April 2023 – April 2024

TWI

IN PROGRESS

CCS4CEE: Building momentum for the long-term CCS deployment in the CEE region
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

Description: The project addressed the “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” programme area of the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation, by focusing on the challenge of achieving the deep reduction of GHG emissions through deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.

N/A

SEEA NW

IN PROGRESS

ConsenCUS – Carbon Neutral clusters through Electricity-based innovations in Capture, Utilisation and Storage
EPG Project Manager – Luciana Miu

The ConsenCUS project aims to directly address the problem of CO2 emissions of important industrial sectors through development and demonstration of novel versatile carbon capture and conversion technologies at industrial sites.

10/2020-12/2023

Horizon 2020

COMPLETED

South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue

The project seeks to advance progressive thinking and action about decarbonisation and national/regional energy transition strategies in SEE

January 2018 – June 2021

EUKI

COMPLETED

Romania’s Energy Storage: Assessment of Potential and Regulatory Framework

The project attempts to assess the current technical potential, regulatory framework, and estimated investment needs for commercially mature energy storage facilities in Romania

September 2019 – December 2020

ECF

COMPLETED

Romania’s Offshore Wind Energy Resources: Natural Potential, Regulatory Framework, and Development Prospects

The study assesses the natural and technical potential of Romania’s offshore wind sector, identifying two potential clusters with most favourable conditions for a first stage of offshore wind development

June 2020 – October 2020

ECF

COMPLETED

South East Europe Electricity Roadmap – SEERMAP

The SEERMAP project focuses on two crucial policy areas in the electricity sector of the West Balkan region concerning its long term energy development and decarbonisation path.

October 2016 – October 2017

N/A

COMPLETED

Coal Strategy

The project prepared a framework for a coal phaseout strategy to enable countries to minimise costs and maximise benefits of decommissioning certain coal power plants and connected mines.

May 2020

ECF

COMPLETED

Economic Recovery

This analysis attempts to provide a snapshot of the Romanian economy in the period either during or immediately after the end of the lockdown.

July 2020

ECF

COMPLETED

Green Recovery

The purpose of the grant is to provide input and generate discussion around the adoption of a green recovery following the coronavirus crisis.

June 2020 – March 2021

ECF

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