The transposition of RED II Directive into the National Legislation: the main amendments introduced through the Decree published in the Italian Official Gazette

By means of the By means of the Legislative Decree no. 199/2021 published in the Italian Official Gazette no. 285 of 30 November 2021 (the “Decree”) and which will entry into force starting from 15 December 2021, the Italian Legislator has implemented the Directive 2018/2001/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.

Simplification Bis Decree: main innovations on contaminated sites’ reclamation and the possibility of their optimization

The Simplifications Bis Decree introduced, inter alia, significant innovations in the environmental field, with the main purpose of “speeding up the procedures for the reclamation of contaminated sites and the reconversion of industrial sites to be used for the implementation of the projects identified in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (the “PNRR”)”.

The Emilia-Romagna region provides the first Guidelines for new solar power plants in quarries and closed landfills

Through Resolution no. 1458/2021, the Emilia-Romagna Regional Council approved the “Guidelines for the implementation of the Legislative Assembly Resolution (“DAL”) dated 6 December 2010, no. 28, to promote the construction of photovoltaic plants on dismissed quarry sites” (“Regional Guidelines”), which provide guidelines to promote the development of renewables plants in dismissed quarry sites, also defining, whilst awaiting possible state coordination, the requirements for so-called “floating” and “agrivoltaic” plants.

The results related to the sixth procedure for registration in Registers and Auctions regulated under the FER1 Decree and the launch of the seventh and last procedure

The results related to the sixth procedure for registration in Registers and Auctions regulated under the FER1 Decree and the launch of the seventh and last procedure; opening of the seventh and final procedure for registration in Registers and Auctions regulated under the FER1 Decree.

The amendments provided under the PNRR and the Simplification Decree Bis in respect of the incentive tariffs related to agro-voltaic plants

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (“PNRR”) has expressly included the construction of agro-voltaic plants among the initiatives to be implemented in the context of the ecological transition in view of achieving complete climate neutrality and environmental sustainability.

LIFE Programme for the Environment and the Climate Action: the new tenders for the 2021-2027 period

LIFE Program 2021-2027 purposes is to contribute to the transition to a sustainable, circular, energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral, and climate-resilient economy to protect, restore, and enhance the quality of the environment, to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity, and to reverse the degradation of ecosystems.

The amendments introduced by Conversion Law no. 108 dated 29 July 2021 to Law Decree no. 77 dated 31 May 2021 (“Simplifications Decree Bis”)

Prepared by Energy Team Further to the Alert published on July 1, 2021 regarding the changes in the energy sector made by the Simplification Decree no. 77/2021 (“Simplification Decree Bis”) and Decree Law no. 92/2021, it should be noted that…

The Semplificazioni Decree no. 77/2021 and the Law Decree no. 92/2021: what’s next in the Italian Energy Sector

Published on 1 June 2021 and headed “Governance of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and first measures to strengthen administrative structures and accelerate and streamline procedures” the Law-Decree no. 77 of 31 May 2021 (also known as the Semplificazioni Decree”, from now on, the “Decree”) set forth the national regulatory framework aimed at simplifying and facilitating the achievement of the targets and objectives provided under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (“PNRR”), the National Plan for Complementary Investment and the 2030 National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (“PNIEC”) (cf. art. 1, “Principles, purposes and definitions”).