Energy Diary

Nights without light

Photo credit: Bogdan Dinca

Light pollution is definitely not a problem in the hills of Moldovita, Romania. In fact, 77 households in this region have never been connected to the electricity grid. Once night falls, the brightest lights are from cars in the distance. While the recent EU Domestic Energy Poverty Index (EDEPI) places Romania at mid-range (13) among all 28 countries, expert point out the phenomenon is poorly understood and data are seriously lacking.