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Legislative Decree No. 387 implementing Directive 2001/77/EC on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market.

Type of law

In compliance with the provisions laid down in Directive 2001/77/EC, this Legislative Decree aims at promoting an increase in the contribution of renewable energy sources to electricity production. In particular, it pursues the development of installations for electrical microgeneration from renewable sources. Article 2 defines renewable energy sources as renewable non-fossil energy sources, i.e. wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogases.
This text also identifies the renewable energy sources as energy deriving from non-fossil renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, wave motion, tidal, hydraulic, biomass, landfill gas, gas residues from purification and biogas processes). In particular for biomass means: the biodegradable part of products, waste and residues from agriculture (including vegetable substances and animals) and from forestry and related industries, as well as the biodegradable part of industrial and urban waste.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Law entered into force on 15 February 2004.
Publication reference
Official Gazette of the Republic of Italy 25/2004.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Decreto Legislativo n. 387: Attuazione della direttiva 2001/77/CE relativa alla promozione dell'energia elettrica prodotta da fonti energetiche rinnovabili nel mercato interno dell'elettricita'.