Italy

2010 and 2019 Finance Laws on Energy efficient buildings and biofuel standards and on incentives for biogas

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2010
The Finance law 2010 provides incentives for energy efficient buildings and the use of biofuel. Fossil fuels are subject to specific excise duties on the basis of weight or volume units. Biofuels are incentivised through a reduction of this excise duty. In particular, the Budget Law 2010 defines a maximum of 18,000 tonnes of biofuels that can benefit from this reduction. Italian legislation also stipulates that fossil fuel producers should annually supply a minimum quota of biofuels based on the total amount of fuel supplied during the previous year. Article 1 of Law No. 145/2018 continued tax rebates on energy-efficient buildings renovations until the end of 2019, and strengthened the financial support for biogas plants generating electricity under 300 kW.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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