Italy has been generating most of its energy through the conventional means of generation, and as we all know those means of generation are no longer valid or substantial and are getting outdated.
Italy’s energy comes mostly from imports from Switzerland and France. Although the energy sector has shown steady growth in Italy it isn’t rapid enough to cope up with the consumption demands of the country as observed. Italy has a scarcity of energy sources. The main power sources for Italy are natural gas and Hydroelectricity. Italy has its geothermal power stations in Tuscany which are developing at a good pace. Italy has no nuclear power as it was banished in the 1987 referendum. Italy is seeing a rising trend in renewable energy and adapting to it. More and more renewable energy projects are being approved to meet the country’s consumption demands. Italy is also facing a political crisis with the new coalition. although the new coalition pushes Matteo Salvini’s nationalist and climate sceptic Lega party to the side-lines, which could pave the way for a better and faster deployment of renewable energy in Italy’s energy mix. This new coalition prioritizes the environment and growing climate concerns than any other subject. Italy can deploy wind energy and tidal energy production to generate a fair amount of energy and it can learn from Scotland to understand better management of resources.
This new coalition can give life to the dying energy sector of Italy and give new hope to the energy sector by creating numerous new opportunities.