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This topic will be discussed at Key Energy 2019, from 5 to 8 November at Rimini Fiera.

With the signing of the decree on renewables, FER1, now certain following its approval by the EU, the renewable energies market could be revived after six years in which it registered a sharp slowdown.

In the next 3-4 years, solar and wind plant with capacity of more than 8 GW should be installed through the auctions and registers mechanism, to which will be added small photovoltaic plants created using tax deductions and large-scale plants for which the new Power Purchase Agreements procedure will be followed, without the need for incentives.

This is a necessary shake-up, given the objectives of the Climate and Energy Plan that became operational and legally binding at the end of 2019, which provide for a doubling of wind generation and a tripling of TWh produced by photovoltaic energy.

There are also set to be new developments on the efficiency front, with the acceleration in upgrading work for whole buildings, facilitated by the involvement of utilities and the relaunch of energy savings certificates after a period of crisis.

Lastly, electric cars are finally taking off, with almost 4,00 vehicles sold in the first four months of the year and a sharp upturn in the installation of charging columns.

In short, there is likely to be good news ahead, with a strong upward trend thanks to European objectives to 2030.

Visitors to Rimini on the days of Key Energy, on 5-8 November, will have the chance to compare technologies, assess the potential of revamping and repowering, take an in-depth look at the new devices that will enable the launch of Energy Communities, and look at the prospects for energy efficiency and sustainable mobility systems.

Author: Gianni Silvestrini, KeyEnergy scientific Director