Italy Enacts Energy Transition: Seven Key Points to Consider

ITALIA SOLARE, the national solar organization, based in Italy, sent a letter to Roberto Cingolani, the current Minister of Climate Change, outlining seven solar goals for accelerating the energy transition.

The letter emphasizes that Italy still has a long way to go in terms of realizing the full potential of solar energy: It demonstrates that the longer we wait to begin the transition of energy sources, the more GDP, job prospects, and technological growth we can lose in a highly strategic sector in which Italian companies have the potential to be key elements of a global market.

Here, we will illustrate the main points of the energy transition to Minister Cingolani in the letter.

  1. Action is needed. We must do our best to streamline authorization processes and require guarantees of timelines to go with it; have complete access to the energy markets for renewables as soon as possible; end all subsidizing antithetical to green growth initiatives for fossil fuels. We also need to include the detrimental effects on the environment and the health caused by fossil fuels, which should be added to the expense of their price.
  2. It is required to revise DMNA procedures, particularly on industrial and commercial rooftops, as well as to enhance the lifespan of F. Also, expedite the time it takes to claim rewards to add on or replace systems devoted to solar photovoltaics on these two mediums. Land; extend the length of claims; make claims on or awards easier to receive for systems installed on industrial and commercial properties.
  3. We could alter the Superbonus 110%, and start reducing costs gradually, but only if local communities provide sufficient collateral to keep the bonus credit lines open, to 2024s, which they should be doing by 2023, and proceed with the measure, depending on how much collateral is provided.
  4. With regard to the DMFER, we should amend the PNRR. It is essential that large plants have the right to use the energy market, but nothing else is needed. Aid is required to assist with the implementation of electrochemical storage, as well as green hydrogen and electrification.
  5. We believe that implementing sustainable systems like collective self-consumption and giving everyone the time to gradually off-site to create their own solar power as well as encouraging the introduction of storage systems on-site would be an excellent step to increase renewable energy consumption hence we think it is wise to give folks a long period of time to achieve self-consumption.
  6. We must provide for the reform of the Capacity Market to ensure that a fair and open market while also considering the demand for renewable energy-powered storage as part of generation capacity.
  7. In summary, our focus should be decarbonization and industrially driven unbundling in order to move to both a decoupling of energy production and the removal of the carbon cap. When a monopoly is imposed on the line, managers cannot even participate in companies that produce or sell electricity, nor can they regulate companies that provide it after the meter is rolled out because unfair competition is possible. Other government-owned firms, as well as privately owned ones, should also be kicked out of the energy production and sales industries, leaving only those companies who own the networks to remain.

Finally, we should appoint an autonomous agency, completely distinct from TSOs and DSOs, to determine the true needs for network expansion, including the use of additional power and as well as the energy capacity needed in various areas.

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