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

Organization and regulation of local services of economic interest: the case of the urban waste cycle

The essay analyzes the legal regime of the municipal waste service in the light of the incisive reforms of recent years. The study is an opportunity to reflect on general themes, such as the current justifying assumptions of a regime of municipal privative rights; the regulation of local services by independent authorities; the impact of reforms introduced under the sign of the circular economy on a complex system of multi-level governance; the still current core of the public service in the case of local economic services open to the market.

(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 […]

Integrated waste cycle regulation and ARERA functions

(Italiano) Con la legge 205/2017, ARERA è chiamata a «migliorare il sistema di regolazione del ciclo dei rifiuti, compresi differenziati, urbani e simili». Allo stesso tempo, le direttive europee sull’economia circolare, nel luglio 2018, promuovono un processo di trasformazione nel modo di progettare il ciclo dei rifiuti e, di conseguenza, di concepire la sua organizzazione e disciplina

Resolution 443/2019/R/Rif

Definition of the criteria for the recognition of efficient operating and investment costs of the integrated waste service, for the period 2018-2021.

The provision defines the criteria for the recognition of efficient operating and investment costs for the period 2018-2021, adopting the Tariff Method for the Integrated Waste Management Service (MTR)

Improving efficiency in the MSW collection and disposal service combining price cap and yardstick regulation: The Italian case

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.

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