More than 1,000 households and small enterprises in Moldova are using green energy thanks to support received from the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project. The project’s beneficiaries have been able to profit from subsidies of up to €1,300 for the installation of biomass boilers and heating systems.
“Our shop is heated with green energy thanks to the subsidy received from the EU,” says Eugenia Ivanov, a sales manager in the town of Ungheni.
The EU-funded and UNDP-implemented Energy and Biomass Project in Moldova is part of the EU4Energy Initiative and aims to contribute to the reliable, competitive and sustainable production of energy from biomass, which is the most viable and available source of renewable energy in the Republic of Moldova.
EU4Energy covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the long term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
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