Italy Targets A Two-Thirds Renewable Energy Mix By 2030

Italy looks to generate almost two-thirds of its electricity by way of renewable energy sources by the end of 2030, the energy ministry said in mid-2023 on slightly enhanced targets made public almost three years ago.

It is worth noting that in a revision of the country’s energy as well as climate plan, the ministry said Italy looked out to get 65% of its electricity coming from renewables by 2030, up from the previous set target of 55%.

Renewables happen to be anticipated to cover 40% of the gross energy consumption in all sectors, such as power production, housing, and transportation, by the end of the decade, vis-à-vis 30% in the old plan.

When it comes to heating and air conditioning, renewable sources should go on to provide 37% of consumption as well as 31% in the transport sector, the ministry remarked.

The objective is that hydrogen produced sans the carbon emissions will go ahead and cover 42% of industrial requirements by 2030.
The European Commission went ahead and asked each member state to go ahead and submit a revised strategy for 2030 so as to sync with the Fit-for-55 as well as REPowerEU energy packages, which were announced in the last couple of years, that go ahead and include binding goals when it comes to energy transition so as to tackle climate change.

Italy has gone on to send its revised strategy to the European Commission, which has until June 2024 to go ahead and review and even approve it.
Apparently, the energy ministry did not publish the overall national climate and energy plan and did not go ahead and specify in its statement as to how much its strategy would go on to reduce carbon emissions by 2030.

It is well to be noted that the statement also stopped short in terms of explaining as to how the government plans to go ahead and speed up renewable energy installations in order to reach the plan’s objectives.