Analysts European Union have already thrown in the towel: difficult, if not impossible to achieve the environmental and energy objectives of the pact 20-20-20. Italy is late but it is good (so to speak) company. But then, a few days dall’altolà arrived from Brussels diagnosis spurs us invigorates. Revitalize our economy, cutting emissions by 20% by 2020, with the relaunch of energy efficiency and the reduction of global consumption, it is not only possible but can become a powerful driving force for reviving the whole economy of our country. Projecting even among the top positions for the race environment in the longer term, that of 2050. Aeneas tells us in his report “Scenarios and strategies for an Italy to low-carbon economy”.
Mix of renewable energy and electric carriers
Presentation this morning at the CNEL, in the wake of simulations that Aeneas season with a firm admonition: the challenge is difficult, but worth it to engage and we can do it.
recipe? A mix of essential interventions combined. The additional take-off of renewable energy in electricity production, a brave nell’autotrazione replacement of internal combustion engines with electric motors along with a general “use” of the electric vector in the entire energy supply chain and industry of the country, a good number of plants for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide associated with not only the generation but also to industrial production, in a large-scale plan for upgrading the energy efficiency of public and private buildings that face pin on the excellent results obtained so far by tax cuts for the operations of this kind. All with a strong support for research on new technologies, for which Italy is well placed. To mix everything with the new smart grids for energy and telecommunications which will in turn provide new opportunities for development and industrial supremacy.
pin of it all? The increase of energy efficiency, raising the message confirms the Enea launched just a few days ago by Confindustria in her latest prospective study on the combination of environment and energy. It gives us a hand – says the report – the global crisis, which has depressed if the economy by cutting consumption we can still help you get back on the line with respect to soaring emissions and fuel consumption that we had attributed to the old trend scenario development. The challenge is certainly challenging. The goal for 2050 indicates that reduce emissions that kill the climate by 80% by that date, you have to cut between 36 and 40% of the final energy consumption compared to 2010, nearly eliminating emissions in electricity generation and increasing the use to renewable energy sources to 65% of primary energy demand.