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Italy’s energy plan makes gas ‘indispensable’

The country’s energy and climate plan continues to support the development of gas infrastructure amid security of supply concerns The country’s energy and climate plan continues to support the development of gas infrastructure amid security of supply concerns.
By Anna Gumbau 30 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34981
Adriatic LNG terminal offshore the Veneto coast. (Adriatic LNG)

The key issue: The Italian government published on 21 January its final National Energy and Climate Plan to 2030, with a boost for renewables and power-to-gas to support its 2025 coal phase-out.

Interfax analysis: Italy’s final National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), submitted to the European Commission last week, says gas will have "an indispensable role" in the country´s energy mix by 2030.

As a result, Rome plans to expand its gas infrastructure via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the EastMed pipeline and to increase its...