On 23 December 2021, it was published in the Official Italian Gazette no. 304 the Decree of 12 November 2021 (the “Decree”) of the Ministry of Ecological Transition (“MiTE”).
Legislative Decree No. 199/2021 concerning the "Implementation of 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" (the "Decree"), as mentioned in our previous Newsletter, has envisaged new incentive mechanisms, for the regulation and identification of the relevant tariffs it will be necessary to attend subsequent decrees of the Ministry of Energy Transition.
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.
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”)”.
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.
New version of the Operating Regulations on Registers and Auctions’ enrolment (“Enrolment Regulations”) and the Operating Regulations on the access to incentives (“Access Regulations”), setting out the procedures concerning the access to incentives for agrovoltaic 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; opening of the seventh and final procedure for registration in Registers and Auctions regulated under the FER1 Decree.
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.
European Union, as of 2019, has included Energy Communities (the “ECs”) among the planned actions for the energy transition in the Clean Energy Package (CEP).
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.