The programme aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy system in Italy, to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible and positioning Italy as a successful model in Europe and the world. Early work will focus on proposals that aim to transform the electricity system to create a secure and flexible system based on renewables, storage, energy efficiency, smart grid expansion and unlocking consumer demand. This work will also initiate a conversation on gas phase-out in Italy, similar to the conversation on coal phase-out which began 20 years ago.
Revisione Regolamento TEN-E
During the energy Council on Friday, June 11, Member States will aim to find a shared position on the revised rules for cross-border European energy infrastructure. The Commission’s proposal excludes fossil gas should be eligible under the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) regulation, but governments still have divergent positions on this. Being the first energy legislation revised in light of the updated energy and climate goals, the TEN-E sets an important precedent for the credibility of the EGD delivery. Together with E3G, we explore the arguments why Italy should join the group of 11 Member States supporting the original Commission’s proposal for a gas-free regulation.