Climate Change Action Plan (CIPE Deliberation No. 135/2007)

In June 2007, a revision of the national guidelines on GHG reduction was approved. The environment committee set out a comprehensive action plan aimed at helping Italy comply with GHG reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

Energy supply: among the proposals was a ban on the sale of household appliances ranked below A on the EU energy efficiency labelling scale. The industrial sector would be encouraged to switch to low energy devices and install more efficient engines and motors. Small and medium sized firms would be targeted.

Energy saving is encouraged through various incentives aimed at industrial and domestic consumers. Under a new system of energy tariffs, heavy users and daytime users pay more per unit of energy.

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