Lombardy, which now seeks to follow the efforts of countries like Sweden regarding the implementation of fuels produced from organic waste, has been promoting the use of alternative energies since a long time. According to Maullu, local consumption of CNG has experienced a considerable growth in the period 2005-2010. “This shows that with incentive policies, traditional fuels can be gradually replaced,” he said.
It is worth mentioning that Lombardy’s initiative not only focuses on the protection of the environment but also on helping meet the regulations of the European Union, which stated two years ago that Italy must have 17 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2020.
“I encourage other regions to petition the Government to include biomethane within the national plan of action. Biomethane has obvious advantages such as reducing energy dependence through the development of domestic resources and contributing to the elimination of waste,” concluded Maullu.
Source: Region of Lombardy.