Is the Colao plan not very green?

Is the Colao plan not very green?

There are those who see a diversity of settings on energy and the environment between the action of the Conte government and the indications of the Colao plan

What if the Colao plan for the "Italy 2020-2022 Relaunch" was against the government's green new deal? A tragic paradox, difficult to explain and above all to digest. Long before the coronavirus blocked the government's green initiatives in the bud, people were getting used to the idea that an all-left coalition (?) Would be able to give the country the long-awaited sustainable turn. With a competition between politics and companies – the largest ones controlled by the state – on the money to be deployed.

The Colao plan, however, except for a few macro indications, does not seem to fully embrace that strategy that Conte and the ministers have gone on to explain in Italy and in Europe. Indeed, the development model that "comes out of the 102 cards is the pre-crisis Covid 19 ", said the leader of the Greens, Angelo Bonelli.

The analysis of environmentalists is, in fact, very harsh, where the Colao files provide for silent consent within 30 days for the new infrastructures falling in the areas subject to environmental or landscape constraints, for land consumption or reuse, for the lack of indications on sustainable agriculture, due to the lack of clarity on energy sources. Illustrious representatives of the environmentalist world sat in the Committee: did they say yes to the boss?

We acknowledge that we have foreseen the commissioner for the release of important infrastructures, including energy that we need and on which the Cinquestelle will one day carry out the examination of conscience. But the age-old question of state subsidies to traditional energy sources remains in the shadows. A huge figure, to be reviewed gradually, according to environmentalists. "How is it possible to speak of a green deal if in its plan Colao does not provide for the elimination of the 19 billion euro of environmentally harmful subsidies, which are destined for those who use hydrocarbons?" Bonelli adds. A positive answer must be sought between the lines, if there is one.

The plan broadly describes Italy's environmental and energy needs. Pay attention to it. The accelerated use for the single Authorization in energy works, the rapid times for the release of the Environmental Impact Assessment and other more streamlined and urgent steps are convincing.

But while Europe plans to invest 2600 billion euros for the energy transition in the next 10 years and the Italian Energy and Climate Plan foresees 180 billion investments by 2030, the task force appointed by Conte does not make great progress in redesigning the country. on these strategic fronts. Especially after the Covid 19 economic and social disaster.

Is that money still enough? Do you think of other additional interventions on the territories? Isn't it that we have to wait for the States-General in the next few days to be clearer how the government looks to the future without proposing old solutions? If this were to happen, the task force files would have placed only in a dignified archive of Palazzo Chigi.

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL on Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:46:41 +0000.