Parliamentary Plenum in Chisinau endorses report on energy efficiency, in 2020 to focus on coal regions in transition and energy prosumers

12 December 2019

Today, the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum met in Chisinau under the chairmanship of Vladimir Golovatiuc, Chair of the Committee for Economy, Budget and Finance of the Parliament of Moldova. Members of Parliament discussed the draft Report on the Future of Energy Efficiency in the Energy Community, drafted by Mr Aleksandar Damjanovic, Member of the Parliament of Montenegro.

The discussion touched also 2030 sustainable targets, Energy Community Treaty amendments, gas security situation in the region and the Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre, which has already proved to be a useful tool for legislators.

The Plenum was also attended by representatives of the Open Regional Fund for South East Europe-Energy Efficiency implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH on behalf of the German Government and representatives of the Network of the School of Political Studies in South East Europe, who played a key part in the Report's preparatory work. The Report will be adopted at the next meeting of the Plenum scheduled to take place in the European Parliament in Brussels in the first quarter of 2020.

The Plenum appointed Ms Snezena Petrovic, Member of Serbian Parliament, as the next Parliamentary Plenum rapporteur. The report will focus on empowering energy consumers in the Energy Community. The Plenum also decided to focus on coal regions in transition in the course of 2020.