National school competition on renewable energy launched in Moldova

The EU’s Energy and Biomass Project has launched a national competition on renewable energy in the Republic of Moldova. Pupils who are attending schools connected to biomass heating systems, installed with the support of the EU, as well as pupils in the 7th to 9th grade attending the optional course “Renewable Energy Sources” are invited to participate.

This is the second year that the competition is taking place in Moldova. The local rounds started on 20 February and will end on 20 April, followed by the national round which takes place on 11-12 May.

At the local stage, participating teams are asked to develop a green energy project that can include prototypes built by students using natural energy sources, videos and initiatives aimed at promoting green energy production and consumption. The best teams will be selected to compete in the national round. The results of the competition will be announced on 12 May.

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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