Geothermal sector fears exclusion from Italy subsidies

The Italian geothermal energy sector, by far the largest in Europe, has raised the alarm over national government plans that could exclude the technology from support schemes

The Italian geothermal energy sector, by far the largest in Europe, has raised the alarm over national government plans that could exclude the technology from support schemes for renewable electricity generation.

Industry concerns were sparked last week by a draft decree setting out new incentives for renewable power, which apparently targets onshore wind, solar, hydroelectric and biogas installations of up to 1MW. Geothermal power appears to have been excluded, although the text indicates that new laws might be adopted at a later stage for sectors not included.

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