The energy issue is in the forefront of all the news. Trentino, too, is discussing what solutions should be put in place to make the Province’s energy demands as sustainable as possible.
To this end, the Environmental Energy Plan of the Autonomous Province of Trento 2021-2030 (“PEAP“), approved by Resolution No. 952 of June 11, 2021, plays a relevant and strategic role because it aims to identify the essential and necessary guidelines, and priority strategies to decarbonize the whole region. The general goal is to reduce the emissions of gases that contribute to the climate crisis by 55 % compared to 1990, thus exceeding the current 50 % cut target set by Provincial Law 19/2013. The number should not be frightening: An analysis of energy consumption in 2016 shows that Trentino has already reduced emissions by 20.6 % compared to 1990. And yet there is still a lot of work to do .
For this reason, the Autonomous Province of Trento has proposed the PEAP, recognizing some technological and socioeconomic trends, outlining a future energy system that cuts climate-changing emissions, introduces new efficient technologies and maintains the effective existing ones.
Specifically, the PEAP is an energy plan aimed at defining actions to save energy, make homes and industries more efficient, and increase electricity generation from renewable sources (solar, hydroelectric, fuelwood, and wind). The Plan implements many global-scale environmental goals, namely the 2030 Agenda – covering as many as 6 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – and the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to contain the global average temperature increase below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. Ambitious provincial-level goals also comply with the Plan: The Provincial Strategy for Sustainable Development, which defines Trentino’s position in relation to strategic sustainability goals , and the Provincial Urban Plan, which looks at the territory as an environmental, landscape, social and productive setting. There are also numerous references to other Provincial Plans such as the Water Protection Plan, the Waste Management Plan, and the Provincial Electric Mobility Plan.