Slanic-Moldova plans to become energetic neutralDescription: Slanic-Moldova is one of the pilotcommunities of Rurener project and the most dynamicRomanian member of the Network.On March 14, 2009, in the presence of Mr. George Kremils,member of the EU Parliament and other Romanianofficials, the project “Slanic - green city” was launched.After joining Rurener project, the plans of the localcommunity have been completed by the ambitious ideathat the city would become energetic neutral until 2012.A medium-term plan was developed, which includes thefollowing projects: • Modular geothermal power plant, combined with a biomass heating system; Photo made by Poncos E. • Solar energy unit on the sports hall roof. Energy deliveries will be made directly to electric vehicles that will replace conventional vehicles in Slanic- Moldova; • Biogas plant; • “Slanic-Moldova” Wind Park; • e-mobility – a programme concerning the use of e-motors produced by Automotive Interior World GmbH Regnitzlosau and Neuesalz and Romanian companies;The total amount of all these projects, which are meant to ensure the environmental protection – greencity and energetic neutrality of Slanic-Moldova, is around 30 million Euros.What was successful: The success of such initiatives depends on two things: quality of the projects andfunding from financial sources. In the case of Slanic-Moldova, both objectives were achieved.The perseverance of the people in Slanic-Moldova, lead by the mayor Andrei Serban, deserves to bementioned.The difficulties we encountered: The main difficulty was to convince the investors on the determinationand the seriousness of the community in reaching the above mentioned objectives.The City hall succeeded to find support from relevant factors. We believe that the real difficulties mightstart from now on, along with the implementation of the projects.Our advice: Prove earnestness and perseverance in plans to achieve energetic neutrality. Renewablesources of energy are everywhere – just use them.