In the bed of the cdispute that has persisted for decades between the regional body Corap and the Port Authority of Gioia Tauro compared to hundreds of hectares of industrial area, use the marginal spaces, not those on which productive activities connected to port activity should insist, to the installation of a photovoltaic system that produces renewable and sustainable energybeyond the planned regasifier which can become a prospect not so much for the gas supply but for everything that follows the use of some activities connected to the system, i.e. the cold plate. This is the proposal of the general secretary of the CISL of Reggio Calabria, Romolo Piscioneri born on the sidelines of a training seminar on the world of the free energy market promoted by Adiconsum Calabria and which took place yesterday morning in the “Synod Hall” auditorium of the parish of San Gaetano Catanoso, along the SP1.
Piscioneri also referred to the modern idea of a waste-to-energy plant, which is not the current burner in the Cicerna district, to be made non-polluting according to a factor of new advanced engineering by exploiting it, in support of separate waste collection carried out with a certain criterion, to resolve the waste problem and producing energy. “By now – highlighted Piscioneri – the supply of non-polluting energy from sustainable sources has become a necessity established by global agreements and the States and large multinationals that produce must take this into account. The problem is also to understand that it is necessary to arrive promptly at the supply from natural sources such as photovoltaic which, however, does not become an invasion of agricultural land which must be destined for food but must be studied in those areas which do not disfigure the environment, such as the retroport area. Finally – he added – a huge opportunity is hydroelectricity: of our three dams that exist in the Metropolitan City area there is not one that has an adequate mini power plant to produce energy. We need to focus on the energy that the climatic peculiarities of the area offer and which must be brought into line with the needs of those who produce and of the community to ensure that it does not become an invasive factor”. The meeting, a practical guide to put citizens’ rights at the center of attention, was conducted by energy sector experts such asthe trainer Gianni Cefalì and the digital literacy expert Luciana Marotta, who guided participants through a series of interactive and informative sessions that covered topics such as the introduction and comprehensive overview of the transition to the free energy market and its impacts on consumers; contractual flexibility and sustainability; exploration of emerging trends in the industry, renewable energy, energy efficiency; sustainable behaviors; complaint and joint conciliation.
Italy ranks sixth in terms of energy costs
We started from the ABC, that is, from reading the bill, to understand how to save on consumption, accustomed as we are to using energy-intensive household appliances, and then moved on to a real focus on taxes, excise duties and VAT, on estimated and recorded consumption, with the self-reading operation of the meter that few aware consumers do. The data on prices in Europe is interesting and a forerunner of the topic of energy policies: Italy ranks sixth in terms of energy costs with the tariffs applied which are much higher than those in force in Spain and Portugal, countries which produce more electricity from renewable sources. Only Germany, Belgium and Holland do worse than us. However, attention was paid above all to the fact that from 1 April around 9 million people, half of whom are vulnerable, will be transferred to the gradual protection system while 3.5 million are already on the free market. And here the consumer association Adiconsum comes into play, active since last year in the Gioia Tauro area embracing the entire Piana, an important aspect to make it clear that there are tools that consumers can turn to. Such as complaints and joint conciliations, the result of an agreement between associations and companies on the basis of other specific agreements also recognized by the authorities, which, in some sectors such as e-commerce, cars, post offices, energy and transport, they are successful in 96% of cases. “We try to give the right information to the consumer – remarked the president of Adiconsum Calabria, Michele Gigliotti – because the free market is not the wild market, it is obvious that there are precautions that the consumer must know and use in order to then be able to do conscious choices. We must also consider another aspect: that the South pays the highest price because for many years the right industrial policy has not been implemented regarding the strengthening of renewable sources which sees us as the frontrunner in the market”. Finally, the manager of the Adiconsum Gioia Tauro desk, Amalia Bova, who coordinated the work: “like Adiconsum – she said – we will always be available to listen and welcome but also in case there is a need to resolve any disputes relating to the public administration as well as the world of the increasingly complex economic and financial sector. With the advent of the free market – he continued – we considered it necessary to carry out this initiative to give support to all the citizens who turn to us and who will encounter problems and inconveniences in stipulating contracts with the various companies and companies operating in the national territory” .