Italy with the struggle of rising from the economic crisis as well as the political crisis has been making slow progress to the energy sector which is mostly dominated by the fossils.
In a report shared in Green report in Italy, takes on the European Commission of the EU about statements by the European Geothermal Energy Council. The members of the new European Commission were indicted last week by the president-elect Ursula von der Leyen, with the ambition to tackle the climate, technological and demographic changes that are transforming our societies and our way of life. “This team will shape the European way: we will adopt courageous measures against climate change,” the new president declared in the first place, a challenge that sees the European world of geothermal energy at the forefront. his is a topic of great importance also in Italy, where the Ministry of the Environment certifies that environmentally harmful subsidies exceed those that are environmentally favourable. More in detail, it estimates the subsidies paid in favour of fossil fuels to EUR 16.8 billion a year, while for example those currently granted in favour of geothermal energy amount to EUR 98 million a year: a figure 171 times lower.
With these factors, Italy must make sure it moves its focus towards renewable and make a move in the renewable market to strengthen the energy sector for the future as the future of the energy sector lies in the renewable approach. It will be interesting to see how the new administration will tackle energy issues.