Policy implementation in Italy

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Implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) in Italy.

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Contents

Overview of the EU Directives

Overview of the two European Union Directives.
Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

  • The Renewable Energy Directive sets mandates for the use of renewable energy in the European Union. This includes a mandatory target for European Member States that 10% of energy in land transport should be from renewable sources by 2020. This renewable energy could be in any form, such as hydrogen or electricity, but it is widely expected that the bulk of the target will be met by the use of biofuels. The Directive includes sustainability criteria (mirrored in the Fuel Quality Directive) that put a minimum threshold on the direct emissions savings from biofuels based on a lifecycle analysis methodology described in the directive, and define categories of high biodiversity and high carbon land that must not be converted for biofuels production. The Directive puts an obligation on European Member States to enforce both the overall targets and the sustainability conditions, and so the legal requirements on economic operators may vary from Member State to Member State. See Renewable Energy Directive.

Fuel Quality Directive

  • The Fuel Quality Directive includes a mandatory target that the carbon intensity of transport fuel supplied in Europe should be reduced by 6% in 2020 compared to the baseline. It is anticipated that the bulk of this saving will be achieved with biofuels, but electric vehicles and other low carbon vehicle technologies may also be important. There may also be recognition available for reduced emissions intensity from fossil fuel supply, such as by reduced flaring emissions. The 6% target is intended to be achievable by any economic operator supplying all of its mandated 10% renewable energy under the Renewable Energy Directive as biofuel with an average carbon saving of 60%. See Fuel Quality Directive.

Overview

In 2011, The Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea of Italy entered into force a mandate for 10% of transport fuels (by energy) to be sourced from renewable energy by 2020.

Policy name(s)

Type of policy

Implementing authority

  • Ministers of the Environment, Land and Sea [1]

Year introduced

Status

  • In force since March 29, 2011. [1]

Scheme website

Targets

  • 10% of fuel used in transport will be from renewable sources by 2020 (by energy, not volume). [1]

Legally obligated parties, opt-in parties and compliance pathways

Sustainability

Greenhouse gas emissions

Life-cycle analysis (LCA)

Grandfathering

GHG emissions from ILUC

Mandatory environmental criteria on land types

Additional environmental and social reporting requirements

System for verifying carbon and sustainability claims

Reporting system

Double reward for cellulosic biofuels, use of wastes and residues

Eligible feedstocks

  • Eligible feedstocks are defined as "the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues of biological origin from agriculture (including vegetal and animal substances), forestry and related industries, including fisheries and aquaculture, the cuttings and prunings from the public and private green as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste" under Legislative Decree No. 28 of March 3, 2011. [1]

Credit trading

Aviation and shipping

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Decreto Legislativo 3 marzo 2011, n. 28: Attuazione della direttiva 2009/28/CE sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, recante modifica e successiva abrogazione delle direttive 2001/77/CE e 2003/30/CE. Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. 2011-03-28. Accessed on 2011-12-22.
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