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Law 221 of 28 december 2015 on Environmental provisions to promote green economy measures and to limit the excessive use of natural resources

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2015
This law is a wide-ranging document aiming at promoting green economy in Italy. It contains measures for the protection of the environment, marine spaces and other natural spaces. 

Art 13. establishes that by-products that can be used in biomass and biogas plants can benefit from incentives dedicated to renewable energy sources. 

Art 71. mandates the creation of "oil free zones". 

Green, climate-sensitive procurement is encouraged in articles 16 and 18.

The law also encourages the use of public transport and active modes for commuting.


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