vision about the renewable energies
a few days, in Pisa, it will hold a meeting consecrated to
the renewable energies sector into our Country, in which various
subjects, usually having difficulties of holding a profitable
dialogue, will be confronted on it.
In Italy the renewable energies represent a challenge with
many facets. Of the latter we'll highlight three.
The first one is the prospective linking the renewable
energies to the research, both scientific and technological.
The fragmentation and the low Research & Development investment
- only 1,1% of the GDP - and the obstacles for the SME of
acceding to the innovation, are serious problems. The researchers,
however, through their projects, are often involved in the
environmental protection and in the sustainability. Also the
science world has a good head for the sustainable development.
A peculiarity to be exploited encouraging the resources investment
towards the renewable energies is at stake.
The second one regards the industrial development of the
renewable. The technologies linked to the Green Power
are very light and easy to distribute. These characteristics
make them particularly coherent with the Italian entrepreneurial
scenario, characterized by Small and Medium Enterprises. The
trouble of this situation is the difficult access to the innovation
and to the dimensions of this entrepreneurial model. The Politics
must solve these problems, sustaining the sector-based information
and arranging the normative and incentive instruments in order
to develop organic and distributed divisions that achieve
a network fit for the exploitation of the renewable as an
incentive for the industrial and the economic development.
The third one is related to the energy generation.
It seems that, in Italy, the enterprises producing energy
confront rarely themselves with the renewable energies. In
fact, the small ones have scale-problems nowadays. While,
the big ones look for productive assets that still have the
fossil energies as denominator. In other words, it seems that
the renewable is viewed only as a "duty" rather
than an opportunity. Moreover, the issue concerning the energetic
efficiency of all the "spinneret"- from the generation
to the final destination - seems tackled with insufficient
attention. An interesting question is to see if, into these
groups, it will be given space to the new generation of managers
having a formation on the sustainable development issues.
In conclusion, in Italy, there are many virtuous examples
related to the renewable sector. However, these are isolated
and sporadic. Another positive step further will be took if
, during the Pisa meeting, will arrive signals of responsibility
and will of coherent actions.
Nobody must forget however that, in the face of the serious
health problems of the planet, the challenge on the energy
is become principal. The time factor is become an undelayable
constraint forcing everybody to take decisions rapidly. Any
rejection, delay or postponement on this front compels, in
the short term, to two options: delivering a destroyed biosphere
to the new generations - not only to the future ones - or
giving a new chance to the nuclear energy, with the consequences
of the case.
Green Cross Italia Vice - President