Bege: Energy efficiency depends on consumer education, too

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Achieving energy efficiency does not require huge investments in industry or people’s homes, but can be achieved by changing household consumption habits and behaviors in the context of a dying planet, Zoltan Nagy-Bege, the vice president of the National Regulatory Authority (ANRE), said on Thursday.

“The most important thing in the context of energy efficiency, especially in the home consumers, is the change of mindset and the change of perception regarding the energy efficiency, the change of some habits that the domestic consumers have. (…) I ask you: how many of you turn off the light when going out of a room? How many of you turn off the water when brushing your teeth? … So the behavior must be changed first, and only by changing the behavior, without making huge investments, both in the industry and at home, spectacular results can be obtained,” said the vice president ANRE, quoted by Agerpres.

“When we are at conferences everybody sees the benefits, everyone is convinced that energy efficiency is the future and we have to do everything for efficiency, and when we leave the conference room we forget everything,” Zoltan Nagy-Bege said at a conference.

ANRE vice-president estimated that financing through the Government of the domestic consumers who do not have financial possibilities will play an important role in achieving Romania’s energy efficiency targets for 2030.

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