Italy Changes Laws To Support Airport Renewable Energy

Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Credit: Sergio Di Pasquale / Alamy Stock Photo

Italian civil aviation authority ENAC has secured a regulatory change, making it easier for airports to use their land for sustainable energy production.

On Feb. 27, ENAC said its renewable energy proposal was approved and published in the official government gazette on Feb. 24.

The new law simplifies the authorizations needed to install renewable energy plants at Italian airports, deeming them “suitable areas” for new facilities. However, ENAC will still make “necessary checks” before granting approvals.

ENAC described the streamlined regulatory framework as “an important step forward for the decarbonization of airport infrastructure,” helping airports support their own energy needs.

It added that the new rules also apply to small island airports and that some incentives may be available for airports that decide to create renewable energy facilities.

Victoria Moores

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World as our London-based European Editor/Bureau Chief on 18 June 2012. Victoria has nearly 20 years’ aviation industry experience, spanning airline ground operations, analytical, journalism and communications roles.