Pichetto: “The energy decree will soon be in the CDM”

The minister at the inauguration of Ecomondo. “We will address the issue” of land use; “as a government we intend to present a law in due time”

“Soon” the energy decree will be brought to the Council of Ministers, “we are defining the final details, not just the political issues, the technical issues of course so that it is something that works”. Thus the Minister of the Environment and Energy Security Gilberto Pichetto on the sidelines of the inauguration of Ecomondo. On the possibility that the text will arrive in the Council of Ministers by November, the minister says: “I won’t give the date, but I really think we should do it”.

“We will address the issue” of land use; “as a government we intend to present a framework law in due time because these competences are then divided at regional and municipal levels; a framework law which must have the same effect as redesigning land consumption. An important issue – he says – because it must also address a another relevant assessment: we have many of the buildings in this country built in the 1950s and 1960s with reinforced concrete which, unlike the stones and bricks used by the Romans, has a finite lifespan and as such these buildings must be redone This, if we want, is an emergency but also an opportunity that must be linked to a law on land consumption.”

The path of renewables in Italy has seen the installation of “less than 1 and a half gigawatts in 2021, which then increased to 3 gigawatts in 2022, the objective this year is to create at least 6 GW. The path we are following with the Plan national level by 2030 is to reach 70 GW. There are difficulties, it is a matter of finding the balance point with respect to landscape assets, to some environmental assessments, to the assessments that the territories also make”, he continues.

Then there are “even more robust paths such as offshore wind which require much longer times – he says – it is a path that this country can take, naturally it takes maximum determination and maximum integration between the various levels institutions: government, region and municipality”.