Renewable Energy in Italy
The development of renewable energy in Italy has progressed rapidly over the past decade, not least due to generous incentive schemes for the development of renewable energy generation. Gradually, Italy is freeing itself from its dependence on imported fuels. Through increased solar, wind and bioenergy, Italy now generates a large share of its electricity from renewable sources.
Italy is among the leaders in Europe in terms of renewable energy grid expansion. In 2018 and 2020, Italy exceeded its own renewable energy targets. The national energy and climate plan calls for renewable energy to account for 30% of consumption by 2030.
Renewable Energy in Italy and the Arab Region
in the Field of Renewable Energy
Clean Energy in Italy
The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) is a governmental research and development organization that conducts research in various fields to enhance the Italian competitiveness. One research focus is on renewable energies.
Renewable Energy Sources in Italy
The main renewable energy sources in Italy are water, the sun, the wind, and the heat from the earth. Other sources, such as wave and tidal power, as well as other biofuels, sit alongside these critical resources, albeit to a lesser extent. All renewable energies have experienced impressive growth in recent years, both in terms of diffusion and market penetration throughout Italy.
National Energy Strategy
The National Energy Strategy is a cornerstone of Italian energy policy. The strategy explains the general intentions of the government for the climate and a secure energy supply in the future. The aim is to further develop the Italian energy system and to make it more sustainable and competitive.