The future depends on energy efficiency
Taking about energy efficiency means talking about our future and that of generations to come.
This is the context in which Avvenia operates. A company which has consistently shown an acute awareness of ‘what is to come’.
The opposite happens with energy: we consume much more than we really require, paying more than we need to.
The Ministerial Decrees (DM) of 20/07/2004 and 21/12/2007 established specific objectives for energy saving on behalf of end users, determined up until 13/12/2012.These objectives have been included in the wider context of a political drive to increase energy efficiency, aimed at reducing energy consumption by 10.86 million TOEs (tonne of oil equivalent) by 2016.
These decrees embody the legislative framework of Italy’s commitments as subscribers to the Kyoto Protocol. They also regulate the process for the acquisition of white certificates related to achieved energy savings.
In January 2008, the European Parliament approved a climate-energy package aimed at reaching the EU objectives for 2020: a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, target energy savings of 20%, an increase in 20% of renewable energy sources.
The Ministerial Decree of 5/09/2011 represented a legislative step forward compared to the previous decrees of 20/07/2004 and 21/12/2007 in the accreditation of white certificates linked to High Functioning Cogeneration systems (CAR).
The consultative document of 16/10/2012 (“National Energy Strategy: working towards more competitive and sustainable energies”), aims at surpassing the objectives outlined in the 2020 climate-energy package. This document places the promotion of Energy Efficiency at the top of the list of priorities.
The white certificate decree of 28/12/2012 (Official Journal no.1 of 02/01/2013), in line with the overall objectives of the National Energy Strategy, establishes the quantitative energy saving objectives to be pursued from 2013 to 2016, and introduces measures to increase the overall efficiency of the white certificate process.