Energy & Natural Resources, Italy updates

National authorisation guidelines to boost solar power
  • Italy
  • 15 November 2010

In spite of the overall economic climate, the renewable energy sector shows promising signs of improvement. Long-awaited national guidelines on authorisation for renewable energy plants, as well as new classifications for photovoltaic plants, will be crucial to the future development of the sector.

Draft changes to incentives for solar power generation
  • Italy
  • 04 May 2010

The Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Environment have prepared a draft decree to amend the system of incentives for photovoltaic solar power generation. The main concern for entities working in the sector is the overall reduction in incentive tariffs. However, the framework for investment is still advantageous.

Regulations and incentives for renewable energy
  • Italy
  • 22 February 2010

In addition to the general liberalization of electricity generation in Italy over the past decade, further liberalizing incentives apply to generation from renewable sources. A streamlined application system applies for authorization to establish and manage new renewable energy plants.

Gas Operators Free to Sell to End Consumers
  • Italy
  • 15 July 2002

From January 1 2003 all gas producers, importers, distributors and wholesalers will be free to execute supply agreements with end consumers, as long as they meet certain specified criteria. The step is intended to further the liberalization of Italy's gas market.

Accelerated Authorization Process for Power Plant Works
  • Italy
  • 07 May 2002

Until recently, the construction of new power plants and the repowering of existing plants were subject to a lengthy and complicated bureaucratic process. However, a new law enables power projects to progress swiftly through a simplified authorization process.

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