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Energia Agricola a km 0: the First 100% Renewable Agro-Energy Community in Italy
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Energia Agricola a km 0: the First 100% Renewable Agro-Energy Community in Italy

By Climate Scorecard Italy Country Manager Andrea Bruno Italy has made strong progress in energy policy development, notably through the publication of the National Energy Strategy in 2013 (IEA, 2021). Such policy is strongly pro-renewables, which spurred exceptional growth in the renewable energy sector. Indeed, Italy reached its 2020 energy strategy target of 17% of renewables...

Climate Mitigation Now: Three Strategies For Italy
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Climate Mitigation Now: Three Strategies For Italy

Mitigating climate change involves reducing the flow of heat trapping greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere by either reducing sources of these gases (ie. the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heat, or transport) or enhancing carbon sinks that can accumulate and store these gases (ie. oceans, forests, and soil). Different mitigation policies like switching...

Italy Remains Dependent on Fossil Fuel Imports While the Use of Renewables Grows Slowly
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Italy Remains Dependent on Fossil Fuel Imports While the Use of Renewables Grows Slowly

Primary energy supply sources The primary energy supply for Italy over the time period 1990-2018 is derived from the following sources: In recent years Italy introduced measures to address some near-term energy transition goals (coal to gas). Development in the gas sector has been slow, as the graph above shows no major change-over-time. Nevertheless, one...

A Mismatch Between Italy’s Carbon Pricing Regulations and the EU’s Emissions Trading System
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A Mismatch Between Italy’s Carbon Pricing Regulations and the EU’s Emissions Trading System

In the European Union (EU), the Emission Trading System (ETS) sets out the policy architecture to introduce carbon pricing. ETS was introduced in 2003 with Directive 2003/87/EC, which was significantly reformed in 2008 when long-term climate targets for the first half of the century were presented in 2011. After the Paris agreement, the Directive was...

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