BFP will be in Piazza Montecitoria in Rome on Wednesday 18th April, in defence of clean energy currently threatened by cuts to incentives and feed-in tariffs. The entire sector will participate in the protest, including industry workers and associations.
The world of renewable energy, which has created over 100 thousand jobs and a reduction in the cost of electricity in the electrical market thanks to the use of solar and wind energy, will unite in order to support the use of clean energy and protest against possible cuts to incentives and spending caps.
The 5th Conto Energia draft specifies the allocation of only 500 million Euros per year for photovoltaic incentives.
According to the draft, the 4th Conto Energia will terminate on 30th June 2012 when the maximum cap of 6 billion Euros established by Ministerial Decree 05/05/2011 (art.2, para. 3), will have been reached. The 5th Conto Energia will be effective from 1st July 2012.
Also participating in the protest is the Kyoto Club, according to which “an attempt is being made to introduce annual spending caps and registers for all non-residential plants, eliminating any type of investment security. The world of renewable energy, businesses formed in recent years, more than 100 thousand employees, industry and environmental associations will go to Piazza to protest against this prospect. It is unacceptable that decisions of this type are made without a transparent comparison and a serious costs/benefits analysis. Above all, we believe that renewable energy is at the centre of the future of energy in Italy”.