G20 Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures

Italy

Description: In its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan Italy has set a final energy savings target of 126 TWh in 2016. Of those savings, 47% should be achieved in the residential sector, 19% in the services sector (building efficiency upgrade), 16% in industry and 17% in transport. According to ENEA, energy efficiency measures made it possible to save 73 TWh/year until 2012 (60% in the residential sector, 28% in industry, 9% in transport and 3% in services). Italy estimates the public budget for energy efficiency policies to be at €24bn over the 2013-2020 period.

Italy's National Energy Strategy, adopted in April 2013, aims to cut primary energy consumption by 20 Mtoe/year by 2020 and final energy consumption by 15 Mtoe/year. The transport sector should contribute 35% towards the achievement of the final energy savings objective (5.5 Mtoe/year), industry 27% (4.2 Mtoe/year), households 25% (3.8 Mtoe/year) and services 13% (2 Mtoe/year).

The Law Decree of July 2004 introduced an energy saving obligations scheme for energy distributors, with savings to be achieved among end users. The obligations are expressed in primary energy, and annual targets were fixed until 2012 (e.g. 5.3 Mtoe in 2011 and 6 Mtoe in 2012). Each distributor had an energy saving quota proportional to its market share. The savings achieved lead to the issuing of "white" certificates ("Titoli di Efficienza Energetica" or TEEs), which can be traded and banked. Each TEE is worth 1 toe saved.


Italy's National Energy Strategy, adopted in April 2013, aims to cut primary energy consumption by 20 Mtoe/year by 2020 and final energy consumption by 15 Mtoe/year. The transport sector should contribute 35% towards the achievement of the final energy savings objective (5.5 Mtoe/year), industry 27% (4.2 Mtoe/year), households 25% (3.8 Mtoe/year) and services 13% (2 Mtoe/year).

The Law Decree of July 2004 introduced an energy saving obligations scheme for energy distributors, with savings to be achieved among end users. The obligations are expressed in primary energy, and annual targets were fixed until 2012 (e.g. 5.3 Mtoe in 2011 and 6 Mtoe in 2012). Each distributor had an energy saving quota proportional to its market share. The savings achieved lead to the issuing of "white" certificates ("Titoli di Efficienza Energetica" or TEEs), which can be traded and banked. Each TEE is worth 1 toe saved.
National energy efficiency target: The NEEAP has set a final energy savings target of 126 TWh in 2016 (47% achieved in the residential sector, 19% in the services, 16% in industry and 17% in transport).
Target year: 2016
Source: Enerdata-Global Energy Research