“An energy supply strategy is urgently needed”.
They declare it on Party of Socialists and Democrats and the Democratic movement, explaining in a note that he wanted to “trigger a debate on the part of the government on the country’s energy strategy”.
The theme ofincrease in electricity and gas procurement costs mainly, but also of the water resource, “will soon arrive in an overwhelming manner also in San Marino; already, as demonstrated by today’s stormy meeting, it is a a priority issue for the European Union and will have profound effects on the future of the entire continent“.
The story “is well known and is creating radical repercussions throughout Europe and beyond: the cost of electricity has increased by up to 300% and that of gas by up to 600% compared to last year“.
The reasons “are manifold and San Marino can clearly affect none of these”. Undoubtedly, the aforementioned energy effects “will have repercussions on the Autonomous State Company for public services which manages their supply and distribution and ultimately also on the ‘national bill’, given the public monopoly character of the services”.
Psd and Md believe “essential, especially taking into account the National Energy Plan which may be updated, define an electricity supply plan which reconciles the need for cost reduction, greater independence from fluctuations and above all capable of integrating the objectives of reducing climate-altering emissions “.
As for San Marino, “emissions are fortunately not produced in our territory, because we do not have polluting power plants, but we cannot ignore that what we consume, somewhere, with non-renewable sources, is generated“.
And again: “We immediately remove from the table of possibilities that of having a turbogas plant or a waste-to-energy plant, which would not only require burning our waste, but also having to import it, and also that of installing clusters of wind turbines in the Republic, given the restrictions caused by insufficient wind except in areas that are too delicate from an aesthetic point of view possible resource and to be taken into consideration again is that of construction of an internal hydroelectric power plant, a catchment area with an attached turbine for the production of electricity. Only one other, more innovative and feasible alternative remains: that of joining international projects for the construction of power plants from renewable sources, whether they are photovoltaic, wind or hydroelectric “.
“Financing, jointly with other investors, a power plant in which San Marino retains a sufficient share for its supply is a viable path that would allow both to be able to boast of a green state, and to save on electricity costs in perspective and also to improve its own energy independence by becoming our State owner of a plant, even not in the Republic. Let’s not waste time on this strategic aspect at an international level and increasingly important also for San Marino“, comment Psd and Md.
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