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Published on: 12-02-2015
Rapporto sullo stato e le prospettive per l'energia rinnovabile e l'efficienza energetica Decarbonising the EU economy is a long term process. However, in the short term it requires setting the targets clearly, as well as establishing and enhancing promotion policies, and re-designing the energy system and the rule that govern energy markets. The first milestone is 2020. The Energia Verde report focuses on interim results as of 2014, on promotion measures already in place and being implemented, and on current and future costs of decarbonisation. It also looks at longer term commitments under discussion at the global level. Key to decarbonisation are renewable energy sources and technologies, efficient distributed generation technologies, technologies that help saving energy in buildings and industrial processes, especially those that will allow market players on the demand side to actively participate in energy markets and to benefit from the related opportunities. Download the report completo or the executive summary.


Published on: 12-02-2015
Download the Executive Summary of "Energia Verde 2015 - Rapporto sullo stato e le prospettive per l'energia rinnovabile e l'efficienza energetica" (Italian version)

Gas Naturale 2014 - Rapporto REF-E

Published on: 01-26-2015
This year the annual REF-E report focuses on the natural gas sector. Against the backdrop of a progressively weakening demand, which however does not reduce the import dependency nor the concerns for security of supply, the sector is far from the maturity and struggles to find a new equilibrium. Although the traditional rules governing the gas procurement from abroad have been broken up, the opposition by producing countries prevents the full implementation of the new market paradigm, based on the centrality of the wholesale spot market, which nevertheless represents the model chosen for the creation of the single European market. In this edition we analyze: the European network codes and their implementation; the demand dynamics, condemned to a decreasing trend driven also by the competition between sources and technologies; the increase in the supply, thanks to new infrastructures and (in the future) to biomethane production; the pressures over the regulatory system stemming from the over-supply; the wholesale market design, with the attempt to put a special focus on the balancing market; the reform of the safeguarded prices, this being a paramount step towards a mature retail market.

Gas Naturale 2014 - Executive Summary

Published on: 01-26-2015
Natural Gas 2014 report (Italian version) - Executive Summary

Energia 2013

Published on: 10-11-2013
L’edizione 2013 del Rapporto Energia ha come protagonisti i due elementi che stanno ridefinendo i contorni del sistema elettrico ed energetico europeo, scardinandone i paradigmi, in modo se non più radicale sicuramente più veloce di quando fatto dalle norme sulla liberalizzazione orami più di dieci anni fa: la forte penetrazione delle rinnovabili, per lo più di natura non programmabile, e gli effetti della crisi economica sull’evoluzione della domanda e dell’offerta. Molti i quesiti che gli operatori del mercato e le istituzioni hanno di fronte sul futuro del settore, alcuni talmente profondi da dubitare sulla sopravvivenza di alcune parti della filiera. Sei sono stati i quesiti selezionati, su cui si è cercato di mettere in ordine gli elementi che possono aiutare a capire l'orientamento del settore.

Energia 2013 - Guida alla lettura

Published on: 09-29-2013
Download the Executive Summary of the Energy 2013 Report

Energia Verde 2012

Published on: 12-21-2012
In the last couple of years, promotion of renewable electricity in Italy has entered a new phase. The focus of legislative activity has moved to integration of renewable energy in the electricity market, because of budget constraints and overshooting of national targets, but also because of increasing concerns of the Regulator and grid operators. Quantities, tariffs and the overall cost of support will be capped, and support schemes, that for photovoltaic in primis, will presumably be in place for a short time. On the other hand, connection requirements are becoming stricter, and renewable energy generators will be responsible for their imbalances, starting from 2013. A new phase is beginning for the heating and cooling sector too. Support will not (only) be realized through the existing schemes for energy efficiency, but a new scheme is being put in place to support investments. Monitoring competition among residential heating technologies will represent an crucial tool to interpret the sector’s trends, as well as to assess effectiveness of incentive systems and to identify impacts on the sector’s energy mix.

Published on: 02-15-2012

Published on: 02-15-2012