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Italian renewable progress and the road towards 2030

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

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Italy is making steady progress towards utilizing more renewable energy and has already accomplished its 2020 goal of having a 17% share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption [1].

Italy’s current electricity production from renewable energy sources (RES-E) amounts to 109 TWh. Italy recently published its new national energy strategy, Strategia Energetica Nazionale (SEN) [2]. The new strategy calls for increasing the share of RES-E to 184 TWh by 2030, an increase of 68.8%.

Currently, 38.6% of Italy’s electricity is being produced by RES, i.e. 109 TWh out of a total of 282 TWh. With the SEN strategy, the RES-E share would increase to 60.5% of total electricity generation in 2030 (forecast to 304TWh). The increase in RES-E is to be driven by solar and wind, which would increase by 213% and 166.7% respectively...

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