Renewable energies are the cornerstone, but strategic vision and skills are needed

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Bologna – according toReport on Energy from Renewable Energy Sources in Italy » Recently published by GSE, in 2020 FE

there Share of total energy consumption covered by RES registered in the year (20.4%) is higher than both the overall target set for Italy under Directive 2009/28/EC (RED I) for 2020 itself (17%), and the similar value recorded in 2019 (18.2%), a growth trend influenced by the effects of the Covid-19 health emergency : Against the significant stability in energy consumption from RES (21.9 million metric tons, in line with 2019 figures), the country’s total energy consumption decreased (from 120.3 million tons to 107.6 million tons: -10.6%).

The data was commented on during the conference promoted by Federmanager and the orders of engineers in Bologna, Ferrara and Ravenna. Renewable energies between needs, energy transition and industrial competitiveness“, Held online on the afternoon of Thursday, April 21st, attended by approximately 500 participants.

Despite the outwardly encouraging numbers, in reality we do not yet have effective protection, not even from renewable energy sources, for the urgent problem of uncertainty regarding conventional energy supplies.

“make energy transmissionBearing in mind the short-term challenges they face geopolitical scenarios Roberto PetinariChairman of the Sustainability, Infrastructure, Environment, Territory and Energy Committee of the Federmanager Bologna-Ferrara-Ravenna and Director of the Conference – and only in recent days our association signed a protocol of cooperation with Confindustria Energia It aims to promote actions aimed at ensuring environmental, economic and social sustainability of the ongoing changes. The central number will be from Power Transmission Manager. As our President Stefano Cosella has pointed out, a deep review and innovation of production, distribution and consumption models is in fact necessary to protect the competitiveness of industrial sectors.”

Renewable energies are an opportunity for energy independence

He shaped the situation in the current geopolitical scenario Fabio ZanelliniFalck Renewables – Next Solutions Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs: “The proliferation of renewables can be an opportunity for the country to contribute to achieving energy independence through the availability of sustainable energy sources with stable economic value. This is a topic of great importance to our eyes these days.”

“L”Legislative and Regulatory Development – Zanellini continued – Supports the energy transition in this sense, particularly in the convergence of production from renewable sources and consumption, for example through new forms of energy sharing. We need to make a decisive change in licensing procedures, especially for public scale stations, and at the same time, work on reforming the electricity market capable of promoting diffuse and coordinated renewable production and storage solutions in a transparent manner with consumption without discriminating against them.”

Focus on renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on gas

About Nicola Armaroli, Director CNR And a member of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the author of the book “Emergenza energia. We’re running out of time,” Realist Focusing heavily on renewable energy sources to change the Italian energy mix Thus reducing dependence on Russian gas. “Perception is not short-term, but I am convinced that with a Adequate authorization system Renewable energy is the winning option. The only abundant energy resources we have in Italy and Europe are the flow of sunlight, wind, water and heat from the ground and biomass.”

“The most prepared and competitive technology – continued Armaroli – is that Electrician, particularly photovoltaic and wind energy. Given the Italian characteristics of sunbathing and landscape protection, PV It has greater margins of development. Input bio methane From waste: Italy can produce at least 3 billion cubic meters per year, and some say it can reach more than 6. Given that the current consumption of natural gas is about 70, this can help us wean ourselves from our dependence on imported gas.

The role of public bodies is essential to facilitate the transition of energy

Bergabriel AndreoliDirector of Energy and Director of the Non-Profit Organization Agency for Energy and Sustainable Development, stressed the centralization of public bodies to facilitate the transmission of energy. “A pivotal role at this moment more than ever, in our experience as a regional agency that has been working for more than twenty years on these issues alongside the public administrations: For many of the actions that appear, you can be the guide and the example. “

“Let’s take Energy CommunitiesCurrently in the spotlight. Municipalities can be actors as drivers and active participants, also and above all through communication, explaining the resulting benefits to citizens, industries and business entities: on the one hand, the increase in renewables to achieve decarbonization goals, and on the other hand an economic advantage in dealing with rising energy costs. It will soon become a reality: the regulatory framework is being finalized at the national level and several regions are legislating, including Emilia Romagna. The full picture should arrive by summer and immediately after that we will start with their constitution.”

Emilia-Romagna, Energy Plan to 2030 and Energy Communities Bill

Morena DiazyDirector General of Knowledge, Research, Jobs and Institutions in the Emilia-Romagna Region, spoke about Regional Energy Policies: Today’s energy scenario presents complex challenges and goals in rapid transformation, both in relation to the great topic of combating climate change, and in relation to the development of renewable energy sources and the current energy crisis. The Emilia-Romagna region aims to significantly increase energy efficiency and cover more and more consumption with renewable sources and local energy.”

Just these days – continued Diazzi – in line with the commitments made in the ‘Climate Action Charter’, the proposal for a ‘Three-Year Implementation Plan 2022-2024’ of “Regional Energy Plan to 2030” And the important thing Energy Communities Bill, two primary instruments whose implementation provides public and private investments of more than 8.5 billion euros in the three-year period 2022-2024. To activate transformation processes in the field of energy and the environment, it is necessary to involve the entire regional community, from public administrations to businesses and professions, all the way to the world of research and training.”

Emilia-Romagna: A Leading Role in the Energy Transition

During the conference, the participants were introduced to some of the participants Concrete projects for energy transition in EmiLea RomaniaA region which, precisely because of its strong productive and industrial fabric, can only play a leading role in this new global challenge.

to confirm it Claudio FiorentiniHead of Corporate Affairs in the Northern Region Enel Italy. “Thinking about this, we have identified projects that span the entire value chain: one more Improve the environment and efficiency From the plants of La Casilla and Porto Corsini, an important number of plants renewable Together with systems Accumulation Parallel to the grand plan Investments in the power grid To enable new production models and consumption electrification.”

“A central role – said Fiorentini – will play it too sustainable mobilityboth private and public: Today there are about 600 charging infrastructures already active in the region, but we are aiming for a significant acceleration that will allow us to leave a pioneering stage for the transition to the new era in which electric mobility will become collective.”

District heating, green gas, energy efficiency, photovoltaics

Christian FabryThe General Manager of Hera Comm SpA finally explained the activities of the Hera Group on production from renewable sources, which are aimed at reusing resources in the circular economy system: “More than 90,000 equivalent apartments are heated by Central heating70% of the distributed heat is geothermal heat, waste heat or generative heat.” “Then we get Bio-methane from the organic component of waste – continued Fabri – 8 million cubic meters in the active plant in the province of Bologna, and from the waste that does not go to material recovery, we produce in Waste-to-energy plants About 700 gigawatt-hours of electricity. Moreover, we develop innovative projects for green hydrogen production and installation Photovoltaic systems In all our production plants with appropriate characteristics and dimensions. ”

For years – said Fabry – We help our clientsFrom large businesses to homes including condominiums and protected areas, to reduce carbon emissions through them Energy Efficiency and theself production: Over 200,000 TOEs have been saved.

We will continue to invest in the business plan In these hubs, also thanks to contributions from PNRR, we will increase the percentage of our 3.5 million customers who, with our support, will have reduced their carbon footprint. “

Federmanager Bologna – Ferrara – Ravennawith more than 3,200 members, is the regional headquarters of FEDERMANAGER, The organization founded in 1945 that represents and protects 180,000 senior service and retirement executives of companies producing goods and services. Partners are managers of small, medium and large enterprises, engaged in all sectors of private and state-owned industry, including public economic bodies, as well as in complementary and complementary industrial activities. Federmanager is present across the country through 55 local associations that provide managers with contractual, social security, legal and tax assistance and implement cultural, educational and outreach initiatives. The bodies established directly by the Federation and the bilateral bodies created with Confindustria, Confapi, Confservizi and FCA also contribute to the protection and promotion activities of the administration. information: http://www.bologna.federmanager.it

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