Academy of Public Administration launched a course on renewable energy and energy efficiency

27 Feb 2013

Academy of Public Administration launched today a course on renewable energy and energy efficiency for public officials. The course represents a joint initiative of EU-UNDP Energy and Biomass Project and the Energy Efficiency Agency.

Starting today, local elected officials are learning how to make use of renewable energy sources and undertake energy efficiency measures in their communities and districts. “The topics discussed today are of great interest for everyone.  I would like to learn as much as possible about the ways natural sources can be converted into energy; how can energy be better conserved and the energy performance of buildings be increased in such a way that we do not end up heating the cold air outside, and at the same time, pay excessive bills for minimum comfort.  We are also interested to learn from the successful cases of those communities that are already using renewable energy. I hope that this course will help me find answers to these questions”, says Petru Cosoi, vice-president of Calarasi district, one of the participants at the new training course.

The training course on renewable energy and energy efficiency is an integral part of the annual Training Program carried out by the Academy of Public Administration, and is being delivered by Vasile Marina, the Rector of the Academy.  „ It is for the first time that the Academy tackles such a topic, one of key importance for Moldova. I am hopeful that this course not only enables the local officials with knowledge in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency, but also motivates them to actually make use of renewable energy sources in their communities, thus making them more energy efficient and decreasing their dependency from fossil fuels”, declared Vasile Marina, the Rector of the Academy of Public Administration.

„We are glad that our initiative to bring the topic of renewable energy and energy efficiency to a nation-wide level was very well received by the Academy of Public Administration.  It is important that local and regional decision makers are familiarised with the energy efficiency measures that they can use, but also about the possibilities to convert renewable sources into energy, increasing in such a way the energy security at local level, starting new businesses, creating new jobs, and not lastly, protecting the environment”, asserts Victoria Ignat, Training and Capacity Building Specialist with the Energy and Biomass Project.

Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is a 4-year project, implemented between 2011-2014, with a total budget of 14, 56 million Euro provided by the European Union (14 million Euro) and UNDP (560.000 Euro).

Contact Information

Alexandru Ursul, Energy and Biomass Project Manager, Tel: (+373 69)226595, alexandru.ursul@undp.org; Ina Prisăcaru-Zglavuţă, Communication and Media Officer, Energy and Biomass Project, Tel: (+373 69)141006, ina.zglavuta@undp.org