The article shows that over the last fifteen years Italy has not been able to decouple its economic growth from GHG emissions: a necessary condition to meet the Kyoto target. Even the deployment of renewable sources (RES) has been slow, despite the numerous support schemes implemented since the beginning of the 1990s. RES share on gross final energy consumption was less than 6% on 2006 and, according to the business as usual scenario (BAU) estimated by the EC, it should increase up to 8.2% by 2020. Far below the proposed 17% target. The article discusses this BAU scenario and suggests that, if all the new policies and actions approved or put in the agenda by the Italian government during the years 2007 and 2008 were actually implemented, the gap between EC targets and actual performance could be much lower.

The Italian energy policy: changing priorities

D'ORAZIO, ANNALISA;POLETTI, CLARA
2009

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The article shows that over the last fifteen years Italy has not been able to decouple its economic growth from GHG emissions: a necessary condition to meet the Kyoto target. Even the deployment of renewable sources (RES) has been slow, despite the numerous support schemes implemented since the beginning of the 1990s. RES share on gross final energy consumption was less than 6% on 2006 and, according to the business as usual scenario (BAU) estimated by the EC, it should increase up to 8.2% by 2020. Far below the proposed 17% target. The article discusses this BAU scenario and suggests that, if all the new policies and actions approved or put in the agenda by the Italian government during the years 2007 and 2008 were actually implemented, the gap between EC targets and actual performance could be much lower.
D'Orazio, Annalisa; Poletti, Clara
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