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Road Map towards an integrated energy management system in Italy

Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali (Impact Factor: 0.76). 03/2011; 22(1):55-64. DOI: 10.1007/s12210-010-0110-4

ABSTRACT Directive 28/2009/CE illustrates the European Road Map for energy to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. Such Directive 28/2009/CE illustrates the European Road Map for energy to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. Such
a directive contains a well-defined normative frame imposing final targets at 2020 and designing an indicative trajectory a directive contains a well-defined normative frame imposing final targets at 2020 and designing an indicative trajectory
towards the achievement of obligatory targets for EU Member States. Each European Member State can find in the directive the towards the achievement of obligatory targets for EU Member States. Each European Member State can find in the directive the
rules for managing and transposing the targets into national laws. Reaching the indicated targets might be extremely complex rules for managing and transposing the targets into national laws. Reaching the indicated targets might be extremely complex
and expensive if the Member State does not use an Integrated Energy Management System. In this article, we present a detailed and expensive if the Member State does not use an Integrated Energy Management System. In this article, we present a detailed
Energy Road Map for Italy taking in account both energy saving and development of renewables. Different strategic options Energy Road Map for Italy taking in account both energy saving and development of renewables. Different strategic options
are discussed to identify realistic targets capable to meet at 2020 the constraints which bind Italy to produce 17% renewable are discussed to identify realistic targets capable to meet at 2020 the constraints which bind Italy to produce 17% renewable
energy for final gross consumption, with 10% of renewable energy for transportation, following a well-defined trajectory that energy for final gross consumption, with 10% of renewable energy for transportation, following a well-defined trajectory that
starts from the quote of 5.2% in 2005. Our Road Map is then compared with the National Action Plan to highlight the problems, starts from the quote of 5.2% in 2005. Our Road Map is then compared with the National Action Plan to highlight the problems,
inherent to the Plan’s objectives, which are likely to lead Italy to a deficit of about 4MTEP (million tonnes of oil equivalent) inherent to the Plan’s objectives, which are likely to lead Italy to a deficit of about 4MTEP (million tonnes of oil equivalent)
of renewable energy that should thus be imported. of renewable energy that should thus be imported.

KeywordsIntegrated Energy Management System–European directive 28/2009/CE–Energy saving–Renewables–Final gross consumption KeywordsIntegrated Energy Management System–European directive 28/2009/CE–Energy saving–Renewables–Final gross consumption

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