Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Economic Development
Legal References:Law no.99 of 23 July 2009; Legislative Decree n.56 of 29 March 2010; Law n.129 of 13 August 2010; Law n.75 of 26 May 2011; Legislative Decree n.91 of 24 June 2014;

As part of the Law for the development and internationalization of companies and energy of July 2009, several specific measures affecting Italy's national energy efficiency strategy were passed. The legislation affects the electricity sector as a whole. Article 30, measures for efficiency in the electricity sector, ensures high efficiency cogeneration installed after February 2007 benefits from the support scheme established at that time for at least 10 years. A similar system of support based on primary energy savings is to be developed, including for energy produced and consumed onsite. It also extends provisions of the CHP law of 2007 for another year. In particular, in order to expedite and guarantee the accomplishment of energy efficiency and energy saving programmes, the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the National Energy Efficiency Agency, will draw up an "Extraordinary plan for energy efficiency and energy saving".

The main contents of the plan will cover:

  • Measures to coordinate and harmonize the roles and tasks of the central and regional governments;
  • Measures to promote of energy efficiency in the buildings sector;
  • Incentives for the development of public/private bodies for energy services;
  • Measures and incentives for co-generation systems;
  • Promotion and development of White Certificateand Green Certificate schemes;
  • Dissemination activities to promote the purchase and installation of energy efficiency equipment;
  • Measures and incentives to promote energy efficiency and energy saving actions in private companies.

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