Latest publications on energy, environment, transport, industrial economics and competition policy

Efficient industry: firms' opportunities in energy transition

(Italiano) Il settore industriale è chiamato ad affrontare l’ambiziosa sfida di saper interpretare gli obiettivi di decarbonizzazione previsti dal Piano Nazionale Integrato per l’Energia e il Clima (PNIEC) e dal Green
Deal. Questa rappresenta un’occasione per un significativo cambio di paradigma rispetto al passato, sapendo valorizzare le opportunità dell’innovazione e della digitalizzazione, per promuovere un modello
in grado di generare sviluppo economico, rispetto per l’ambiente e inclusione sociale.

Designing waste management systems to meet circular economy goals: The Italian case

Waste management capacity plays a prominent role in complying with circular economy goals, such as reducing municipal waste disposal by landfilling to 10%. We first analyze the imbalance in municipal solid waste management across Italy by estimating the quantities of waste to be treated using technologies different from those currently in use. Subsequently, we estimate the impact that a system compliant with circular economy goals would have on the cost of waste management. Our empirical analyses are based on an econometric method. The results suggest that Italy could reduce the use of landfill by 11.5%, resulting in a 13% reduction in mechanical-biological treatment. The waste-to-energy capacity would rise by 4.6% compared to the current situation, while the organic fraction treatment capacity would increase by 8.3%. Besides the positive impact on the environment, the potential annual savings on the cost of waste management could reach 0.07%, or 0.27% when the phase corresponding to treatment and disposal is considered. We provide insights into the design of more efficient national waste management plans using a novel approach based on best performers

(Italiano) Circular Capacity: stima del fabbisogno impiantistico per il piano nazionale di gestione dei rifiuti (urbani)

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Circular Capacity: stima del fabbisogno impiantistico per il piano nazionale di gestione dei rifiuti (urbani) Instant paper Con le nuove Direttive UE/2018/851 e UE/2018/852 l’Europa ha assunto una leadership globale in materia di economia circolare. Accanto alle

Urban solid waste management regulation

(Italiano) Rapporto annuale del CESISP sulla regolazione del servizio di gestione rifiuti urbani. Il ruolo di ARERA e la governance multi livello del settore rifiuti urbani. Introduzione al nuovo MTR nuovo metodo tariffario, il piano finanziario e la TARI.

Laboratorio rifiuti urbani CESISP

Municipal solid waste collection and disposal service is a key element of the European strategy aimed at moving towards a circular economy. An efficient municipal solid waste collection and disposal is closely related to both lower waste tax and higher welfare of the interested population. In Italy, the lack of a centralized regulatory framework has determined heterogeneous performances of sector operators across the country. Firstly, we estimate the productive efficiency in different optimal territorial areas and secondly we forecast the economic benefits that would arise under a new regulatory regime. Our approach combines the well-known yardstick competition and the price-cap mechanisms. Results suggest that if all territorial areas converged to the most efficient ones, a potential saving between 12% and 19% emerges, i.e., up to €2bn savings out of €10.05bn total tax revenue in 2015, the reference year.

An analysis of air market trends in Europe. The Alitalia paradox: any solution?

Title An analysis of air market trends in Europe. The Alitalia paradox: any solution? Author Riccardo Toso Abstract The following study wants to analyse the economic and managerial causes which have affected Italian carrier, Alitalia, in the last years. From the niche literature, some further evidence on its economic impact is provided: why the air market development in Italy is limited and how this company is still unable to detect

The history of Italo and the benefits of competition in the Italian HSR sector

Authors Andrea Giuricin, Roberto Tosatti Abstract The purpose of this study, divided in three different parts, is to represent the evolution of the Italian high-speed railway (HSR) sector from the origin to the competition phase, focusing attention on the non-public competitor, Italo, recently became an American company. In the first part of the study will be provided a presentation about the liberalization of the Italian rail market under EU regulation.