How energy income for renewables works

How energy income for renewables works

The energy income is destined for the less wealthy citizens who want to install photovoltaic panels without bearing excessive costs

Another "income". First the citizenship one, then the emergency one, now the energy one. The latter is perhaps the most concrete to imagine a different society, more attentive to energy consumption and the environment. It will take a decree to make it operational despite the announcement came just when Vittorio Colao presented his Plan. A plan, among other things, then criticized precisely for environmental measures. The Cinquestelle to the government claim the merit of the new income, for which there are currently 200 million euros.

The income is intended for less well-off citizens who want to install photovoltaic panels without bearing excessive costs. The period is favorable in this phase of economic recovery, but it will be necessary to read the text that will be published well and calculate the times to see the new installations. We expect a simple system, with little bureaucracy to give a boost to a sector that is crucial in the energy transition. In this case, the beneficiaries, families with low incomes, can really get into the environmental regeneration plan. Nobody is left behind, the government representatives repeat in this case too.

Last year in Poro Torres in Sardinia a revolving fund of € 8 thousand was activated to finance private photovoltaics. The national operation has many similarities with the Sardinian experiment, which ended with 50 new plants, 9 thousand euros of total savings for citizens and 65 tons of CO2 less. These numbers refer to the Undersecretary Cinquestelle to the Prime Minister, Riccardo Fraccaro: “We have decided to extend the Energy Income nationally to spread renewable energies, cut bills and consumption, guarantee energy democracy and support citizens in difficulty. In the coming weeks, the implementing measures will be issued which will define the times, methods and requirements ".

Photovoltaics in Italy is undoubtedly growing, placing itself at the top in the production of "clean" electricity. In 2018 alone, 48,225 plants were installed for a new capacity of around 440 MW and an average of 325 W per inhabitant. We will see how many new machines will install the new energy measure that helps the weakest. For now, it is so on paper.

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL on Sat, 13 Jun 2020 05:46:31 +0000.