Italy cannot delay in move to low-carbon economy

Italy’s recently set renewables target could see the country lagging behind the rest of the EU in its low-carbon transition Italy’s recently set renewables target could see the country lagging behind the rest of the EU in its low-carbon transition.
By The Wildcat 1 December 2017 0 28631
An ERG Renew wind farm in Italy. An ERG Renew wind farm in Italy. (ERG)

The proposed bolstering of renewable targets for EU countries means Italy cannot afford to stand still in its efforts to transition towards a low-carbon economy.

The European Parliament’s energy committee voted on Tuesday in favour of increasing the share of renewables in gross final energy consumption in member states to 35% by 2030. While the new targets are likely to be trimmed somewhat – possibly to 30% – before member states agree, some sort of increase is expected. 

Italy’s target, set at 28% just two weeks ago,...

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