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Energy transition, here is the cost of inefficiency. Confindustria Report

Auspices and criticisms in the Confindustria position paper on “The cost of inefficiency in authorization procedures for energy transition and sustainability”.

“Since energy is a network service and the achievement of European targets is the task of the central government, it is unthinkable to plan such a significant investment without effectively empowering regions and local authorities with respect to the national objective.”
This is one of the main hopes contained in the Confindustria position paper on “The cost of inefficiency of authorization procedures for energy transition and sustainability”.
In the report, rather than calling for further simplification, Confindustria stimmatizes “the serious delay of the ministries that should have implemented the simplification of authorization procedures, moreover and paradoxically, the same ones that should have promoted the objectives of sustainability of the country.

Since a renewable energy mix also requires the development of plants functional to the security of the electrical system, the report of the confederation of industrialists dedicated to times and ways of energy transition has also evaluated the effects of authorization processes on the application of capacity market mechanisms functional to ensure the adequacy of the network.
What emerges? That “the bureaucratic machine of the authorizations is making emerge, also in this case, two serious inefficiencies: an increase of the risk for the safety of the electric system and a greater burden estimated in about 200 mln/year”.
In order to estimate the costs of bureaucracy in the renewables sector, the experts of the confederation of industrialists chaired by Carlo Bonomi have built a comparative comparison with the main European countries, highlighting two competitiveness gaps: “1) on the one hand there are the higher system costs for Italy, which could reach about 400 Mln/year until 2030 or about 10% of the annual investment needs; 2) on the other hand the delay that is accumulating in the decarbonization path, for which the Government has taken on clear objectives in the PNIEC just approved by the Commission regarding the development of renewables”.

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