On 1 May 2015, the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) published the Regole per il mantenimento degli incentivi in Conto Energia (the guidelines). This is a set of guidelines for the implementation and communication of...more
Italy is reported to have given formal notice to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).
Rumours of Italy’s intention to leave the ECT had been circulating since last autumn. IAReporter now revealed that Italy...more
Owners of early generation Conto Energia I photovoltaic (PV) plants are currently receiving letters from the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) announcing that it will adjust the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) downwards and claim...more
The introduction of retrospective tariff cuts to photovoltaic (PV) plants and the abolition of the Robin Tax by the Italian Constitutional Court, combined with simplified regulation and taxation of new forms of debt...more
On 7 August 2014, the Italian Parliament approved the conversion into law of Law Decree no. 91 /2014 (the Decree) regarding, amongst other matters, “urgent measures … for the limitation of costs applied to electricity...more
The final wording is not yet official, and there may still be some last minute changes before its publication in the Official Gazette, but the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance felt certain...more
Cuts of incentives, increase of competition and the economic crisis have driven many Italian renewable energy companies into financial distress. Dealing with distressed companies involves additional risks and, for foreign...more
On 21 June 2013, Law Decree no. 69 of 21 June 2013 (the Decree) was published in the Official Gazette.
Among many other provisions aimed at supporting the Italian economy, the Decree significantly extends the scope of...more
On 6 June 2013, the Italian Authority for Electricity and Gas (AEEG) announced that the overall annual expense cap of €6.7 billion for incentive payments payable to photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy has been reached....more