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Energy efficiency: Italy is actively engaged

Energy efficiency: data from the latest ENEA report shows 2.5 million upgrades in the past 8 years

28 billion invested in the last decade in energy efficiency with the increase of 12% in one year; 2.5 million retrofits in the last 8 years and 26 million tons of carbon dioxide saved in the atmosphere.

These are very encouraging figures from the energy efficiency report recently presented by ENEA (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), which photographs a determined commitment on the part of Italians to curb household waste and improve the buildings themselves.

This ecological choice manages to employ an average of about 50 thousand people in the supply chain each year.
Italy can boast, in particular, of being among the European countries with the lowest level of energy intensity since this index is 18 percent lower than the EU average.

The factor still holding back further improvement in energy efficiency in Italy is the lack of information and the uncomfortable conditions of access to the financial instruments made available. However, we are already 32 percent of reaching the 2020 savings target set by the National Energy Efficiency Plan.

Studies show that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to save energy with effects even in the short term. The benefits of these measures are economic, as waste is reduced; environmental, as carbon dioxide emissions are reduced; security level, as energy dependence on foreign countries can be reduced and unstable oil prices can be avoided; and technology level, as it stimulates companies in innovation in the sector.

When combined with power generation systems derived from renewable sources, energy efficiency enables even greater reductions in fossil fuel consumption. In the home, some interventions that help improve energy efficiency include wall insulation, floor and fixture insulation, window and glass insulation, installation of solar or photovoltaic panels, activation of a geothermal system, and home automation technology.