Country:Italy
Year:2001
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2001
Date Amended:

1999; 2000; 2001; 2004; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2011; 2012

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal>Power, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE); GME; ENEA; RSE: Authority for Electricity and Gas; Ministry of Economic Development
Legal References:Legislative Decrees 79/1999 and Decree 164/2000; two Ministerial Decrees of 24th April 2001 superseded by two Ministerial Decrees of 20th July 2004; Ministerial Decree of 21st December 2007; Legislative Decree 115 of 2008; Law no. 99 of 2009; Legislative Decree no. 28 of 2011; Ministerial Decrees of 4th august of 2011 and of 5th September of 2011; Legislative decree no. 93 of 2011; Ministerial Decree of 28th December 2012.
Description:

The ministerial decrees no. 164 of 23 May 2000 and subsequent amendments, establish national targets for increasing energy efficiency in end-uses of energy up to 2012 for electricity and gas distributors. The update of 2007 (DM 21.12.2007) sets the following targets: - 2008: 1.2 Megatonne of oil equivalent (Mtoe)/y for the electricity sector and 1.0 Mtoe/y for the gas sector - 2009: 1.8 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 1.4 Mtoe/y for the gas sector - 2010: 2.4 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 1.9 Mtoe/y for the gas sector - 2011: 3.1 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 2.2 Mtoe/y for the gas sector - 2012: 3.5 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 2.5 Mtoe/y for the gas sector.

The last update (Ministerial Decree 28.12.2012) introduced targets for the follwing years:

  • 2013: 3.03 Megatonne of oil equivalent (Mtoe)/y for the electricity sector and 2.48 Mtoe/y for the gas sector
  • 2014: 3.71 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 3.04 Mtoe/y for the gas sector
  • 2015: 4.26 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 3.49 Mtoe/y for the gas sector
  • 2016: 5.23 Mtoe/y for the electricity sector and 4.28 Mtoe/y for the gas sector. 

Under the Italian legislation those companies that carry out energy efficiency improvement projects related to district heating, including use of renewable energy sources and technologies, can get the white certificates, tradable on a specific environmental exchange managed by GME. The Decree No. 28 of 2011 which transposes the Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of from renewable sources energy redefines the support schemes of energy efficiency, through the reorganization and strengthening of existing incentive systems. The decree, thus, confirms that the instrument of white certificate market as the main incentive scheme. The management of such a certification mechanism passes to the GSE.

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