Green electricity in ItalyAs of 2021, the gross electricity production from renewable sources in Italy climbed up to almost 115 terawatt-hours, a large growth compared to 77 terawatt-hours in 2010. Italy plans to generate 55 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
As part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), an investment program presented by Italy to the European Commission and approved in the summer of 2021, Italy received 60 billion euros to work towards transitioning to a greener economy by 2026. The renewable energy sector is one of the key points of the plan. Italy’s strategy for the green transition includes the construction of offshore renewable energy plants, research for hydrogen production and consumption within the industry sector, the electrification of its transportation network, and improving biomethane production from agricultural, organic, and food waste.