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    Solar thermal plays minor role in Italy’s energy strategy

    Solar thermal had been mentioned in only five lines in the first draft of Italy’s National Energy Strategy in June 2017, before public consultation took place. The aim of the document has been to set objectives and provide scenarios for national energy supply and demand until 2030. The...
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  • Italy: New Regulations for All Incentive Schemes

    The new Italian budget Law 147 from December 2013 also includes important chapters on renewable energy and energy efficiency regulations. The law extends both the 65% tax deduction for energy efficiency measures and the 50% tax deduction for building renovations until the end of 2014....
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  • Italy: Choice between Three Different Incentives

    At the beginning of August, Decree No. 63 of 2013 was turned into Law No. 90 of 2013. This new law implements Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings, making changes to the Legislative Decree No. 192/2005 which had replaced the previous directive on energy building...

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  • Italy: Government Approves New Subsidy Scheme

    Market observers expect the new incentive mechanism for renewable heating systems and energy-efficient measures in Italy, to come into force at the beginning of January 2013. The three Ministries of Industry, Environment and Agriculture have only reached their agreement in November 2012...

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  • Italy: Conference Highlights Installers’ Key Qualification Issues

    Held in Rome in September 2012, the conference “Qualification and Certification of Skills for Those Working in the Energy Sector” was the ideal platform to outline and debate which qualifications and certifications are necessary for installers of small-scale renewable energy...

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  • Italy: 55 % Tax Deductions until 30 June 2013

    The latest amendments to Italy’s tax deduction policies resulted in good - and bad - news. According to the “Decree on Growth”, which became effective on 25 July 2012, the 55 % tax deductions will stay unchanged for another six months, until 30 June 2013. Originally, the tax reductions...

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  • Italy: Solar Energy Cheapest Energy-saving Measure in Tax Deduction Scheme

    ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has recently published its fourth study analysing the effect of the 55 % tax deductions from 2010. According to these annual studies, the total investment in solar thermal systems under...

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  • Italy: Negotiations with New Government

    The renewable energy sector in Italy has formed a strong alliance to defend its interests under the new government of Mario Monti, Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance. The “Convention of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” (Stati generali delle rinnovabili e dell’efficienza...

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  • Italy: Political Frame Condition Update

    The change at the helm of government in Italy has already had some positive effects on the solar thermal sector. The tax credit extensions were confirmed earlier than in the years before. At the beginning of December, the government approved the extension until 31 December 2012 under the...

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