Energy in Fiumicino: The waste-to-energy plant is the wealth of the city, let’s let go of worries

To deal with the waste emergency, even in Fiumicino, the use of a waste-to-energy plant is being seriously considered. For example, the city of Lahti, Finland, was awarded in 2021 as the “Green Capital” thanks to its air quality despite its waste-to-energy plant.

(AGR) “Mayor Gualtieri now appears to be listening to and fully sharing our proposals… – reads a press release from Orazio Azzolini (Energie for Fiumicino) – We are certainly a provocation, but we believe that what we have been proposing for almost 4 years has been the solution The best is to close the waste cycle.Indeed, as the Capitoline City Council members have also reiterated and as we have suggested many times, we must begin to establish a final policy on the valorization of waste, which can become a treasure for the region and for the families who live in it.
After the announcements regarding the future construction of the waste-to-energy plant, the mayor of the Eternal City reduced the tari tax (waste tax) by about 6.5% for non-local users and by 4% for local users, announcing that with the function of energy recovery system, the same will decrease by 20 another approx.

To the above, the savings that the families will have in their bills will certainly be added thanks to the supply from the waste refining plant, electricity and thermal energy, without forgetting the positive effects on the environment (conversion of waste to energy) The plant recovers the energy contained in non-differentiable waste, allowing significant resource savings Non-renewables such as oil, coal, etc.).
In this context – continues the analysis of Azzolini – the Fiumicino waste cycle will be exactly the same, a fact with one of the highest percentages of separate waste collection, as confirmed annually by Legambiente. The next step, to become independent and reduce billing costs and waste tax costs, is to properly dispose of waste and at the same time produce energy, heat and recycled materials. In 2019, the mayor explained that the new waste collection plan for the municipality of Fiumicino would soon begin with some innovations, among them the arrival of a “set tariff” (bags with small strips for dry waste collection, about 52 envelopes per household), but the same can be easily dealt with as It is the case in the cities of Parma, Turin and Piacenza, where the cost falls directly on the quantity generated by each user.

In recent years, we have met and talked with many people who have presented their point of view (for or against), participated in meetings and conferences and studied many relationships, and we always come to the same answer: a waste should become the wealth of society and not a burden. So why are you still afraid of such a plant? The answer is always “the pollution it causes, especially dioxin emissions”. But this connection is wrong, take for example the city of Lahti, Finland, which was awarded in 2021 as the “Green Capital” thanks to its air quality, waste management, green growth and environmental innovations. However, there is a waste-to-energy plant…
For a better future, we need to talk about the positives that the waste-to-energy plant brings to the region and try to overcome the concerns.” Orazio Azzolini, President of the Energie Club of Fiumicino

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