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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Republic of Moldova 2017

Submitted by: IURIE PANFIL
Project: Reducing Heat Energy Losses of Exhaust Gases

The Moldovan government and the people of Moldova committed to a reduction in carbon emissions. Using a patented boiler technology for use in both household and industry, this project aims to aid Moldova’s goal in reaching a massive reduction in carbon emissions. This also coincides with Moldova’s entrance to the Paris Agreement, which has the aim of keeping global warming below 20C.

Initial situation
The country’s poor economic status has proved to make it difficult to implement adequate levels of energy efficiency. The result is that the country needs to put immediate effort into the reduction of carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency. The resulting emissions of the make-shift heating systems are hazardous to the environment.

Solution
The use of this technology will harmonize with the Balti municipality authorities undertaking to improve their efficiency by 1.8% and thus reducing GHG emissions by 2.6%. This project has the capacity to reduce the country’s carbon footprint, therefore reducing the citizen’s personal carbon emissions.

Innovation
The cost of implementing this measure is quite low in terms of the equipment that is needed as some of the technology needed is already part of the installation and the rest can be achieved through available parts and materials. Therefore the larger amount of this projects cost is in employing local engineers to maintain the adaptations. This is a job creation innovation. The technology can be replicated anywhere.

Involved partners
Balti District Heating Systems, Unido, Balti Municipally of energy efficiency department

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Jury-Rating
The Moldovan people have had the difficulty of maintaining a reasonably warm temperature in their homes without any government guidelines or aid. It clearly follows that this will have a negative impact on carbon emissions as individual homes seek the most cost effective method to do so. This almost invariably will be a fossil fuel. As a result, the country is in danger of missing their target of reduced carbon emissions by 2020.



Capital: Chişinău
Official language: Moldovan, Romanian
Total area: 33.846 km²
Population: 3.559.500
GDP/Capita/Year: $2.022
Source: Wikipedia 2012