The theme comprises the construction of systems for energy generation from renewable sources, the promotion of energy savings by citizens, enterprises and the Public Administration (including schools). In addition are included the actions for the deployment of district heating and cooling and the development of distributed cogeneration (electricity and heating) and trigeneration (electricity, heating and cooling).


The evolution of the territorial context on this theme is represented by some statistical indicators available on Database of territorial indicators for development policies (ISTAT)

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Energy consumption from renewable sources

The consumption of electricity from renewable sources (including hydroelectric) increased in Italy from 16.0% in 2000 to 35.1% in 2021. In the South it reached 45.9% in 2021, a value higher than the national average, starting from a 4.6% observed in 2000.

Gross production of electricity from renewable sources (including hydroelectric) as a percentage of gross domestic electricity consumption measured in Gwh

Energy consumption for public lighting

In ten years, the consumption of electricity for public lighting compared to the area of inhabited cent res has decreased in Italy from 30.6 GWh/km2 in 2011 to 24.4 GWh/km2 in 2022.
In the South, the value increased from 39.7 in 2011 to 30.9 GWh/km2 in 2022.

Consumption of electricity for public lighting measured in GWh per inhabited centers’ area measured in sq km (values expressed in hundreds)

Since 2007 up to today, the value of projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies in the field of Energy has exceeded 6 billion euros, out of which approximately 3 billion concern projects financed in the 2014-2020 programming period.

17,368 Funded projects
€ 6.6 billion Public fundings
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Find out which programmes cohesion policy is financing in order to contribute to this theme.

Discover which evaluation researches on this theme are available and analyze the results.