Read more: the White Certificates Scheme in Italy

Check: Italian current and projected savings

White certificates scheme

Heat thermal account

Tax deductions

National energy efficiency fund

Industry 4.0

Cohesion Policies

Information campaigns

Sustainable mobility

White certificates scheme

Tax deductions for energy efficiency interventions and recovery of the existing building stock

Heat thermal account

National energy efficiency fund

Industry 4.0

Program for Energy Renovation of the buildings of the Central Public Administration (PREPAC);

Energy efficiency interventions program promoted by the 2021-2027 cohesion policies

National Information and Training Plan for Energy Efficiency (PIF);

set of measures for sustainable mobility

(click for a more detailed description of the measures)

In the White Certificates scheme, obligated or eligible parties can submit online application proposals. GSE (which manages the scheme) reviews their documentation and validates it within 60 to 90 days, then GME (responsible for the market) issues the certificates.

Certificates are usually credited on an annual basis for 5 years. The period of time over which certificates are credited can anyway vary from 3 years, for behavioral change projects, to 10 years, for more complex projects.

With the new guidelines, published in 2017 and 2018, calculation of energy savings has to be done either through a new type of standard projects (with deemed savings plus mandatory measurement on a sample of similar projects) or through monitoring plan projects (metered savings subject to pre-validation of the proposal by GSE, then certificates issued based on measured). The measurement takes place with an approach in line with IPMVP option B and hourly meters are needed to measure energy consumption both for the ex-ante and ex-post consumption.

In Italy, there is no official definition of energy poverty. The tools currently in force – tax deduction for energy renovation of buildings (so-called “Ecobonus”), Thermal Account – can undergo, if suitably modified and coordinated, to counteract the phenomenon of energy poverty in Italy. A tax deduction is, in particular, relevant for energy poverty; the measure was first extended (Budget Law 2017) to families in energy poverty, through the option of assigning credit for incapable individuals and subsequently (Budget Law 2018) the extension to autonomous institutions for public housing / social housing was introduced. In 2020 a new tax deduction scheme, super bonus, was introduced. Thanks to it is possible, in case of deep renovation, to have the building refurbished without the need to anticipate money since the fiscal benefit can be transferred to the company implementing the refurbishment. This can contribute to pushing interventions for people living in fuel poverty conditions.

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Article 7 of the EED is one of the most important instruments for achieving the ambitious European energy efficiency targets. It allows the use of an Energy Efficiency Fund which can receive amounts from payments of obligated parties (or market participants) and the public budget to finance energy efficiency actions to generate required energy savings.

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