Let’s give ourselves a gift of renewables

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No newspaper or national TV channel talks about it. Advertising for Enel, on pages and pages of newspapers and magazines is more important than our health. Of the 3,100,000,000 Euro paid every year with the Enel utility bills. Of a news item that relates to the future of renewable energy.
But something is happening on the scandal of the Cip6-Green certificates and finance to incinerators, electricity generating stations fueled by coal and by oil by-products.
After the protests of the employees Tommaso Sodano (Prc) and Loredana De Petris (Greens), who with their groups, have threatened to abandon the work of the Senate, the anger of the employee Pecoraro Scanio (alleluia!), after more than 23,000 electronic signatures in a few days on the blog and thousands of your emails to the employee Franco Marini, the government has announced that on Thursday 27 December it will meet to remove the words 'authorised plant'. Here is the communication from Palazzo Chigi about the acts of the Senate. However vigilance is needed.
In fact the fire-raisers are in agitation. It’s a matter of the Assoambiente-Confindustria headed by Pietro Colucci president of Waste Italia that also constructs incinerators and using invoices that are perfectly in regular to give finance to AN, Forza Italia and DS (minute 39:45 of the Report video). There is agitation from Daniele Fortini, the president of the Federambiente (don’t be taken in by the name, it’s the association that takes in all the former municipal companies and the companies of the sector). Fortini is also the president of CEWEP, the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants.
Grabbed by a state of nerves he’s playing John Wayne and fired off a press release: either the utility bills, or the tariffs – you citizens have to pay for the incinerators!
But the fact that in the absence of public financing the incineration of waste is not economic was already written by the Bolsheviks in the Wall Street Journal on 11 August 1993.
For the DS-dioxin employee from Turin, Sergio Chiamparino (Ds) to abolish financing incinerators “is an unwise decision”. He’s desperate and puts an idea to his friend Bersani to get our money back: “I trust that the government will know how to find a remedy subsequently with a decree from the Ministry of Industry to bring back the treatment of waste within the range of biomass, thus allowing for the access to incentives set down for renewable energy.”
Chiamparino asks for State help to mess up the free competition at European level and to sell as biomass and renewable sources the non-biodegradable waste like plastics and various toxic materials (forbidden by the EU).

It’s necessary to explain to the fire-raisers that there are alternatives to avoid incinerators and close many dumps:
- reduction at source – tax the double and triple packaging, sale of products loose (unpackaged)
- door to door collection of pre-sorted waste with precise tariffs using microchips (the more you recycle the less you pay) that can even get to 75-80% as demonstrated by the experiences in the province of Treviso.
- for the residue that cannot be recycled, “cold” biological treatment without combustion. A method with minimum health impact compared to incineration and decidedly more economic. Watch the video and read the documents of the meetings of the Meet Up groups of Verona and Reggio Emilia with the entrepreneur Francesco Galanzino, vice president of the Italian Composting Consortium and professor Federico Valerio of the Tumour Institute of Genoa.
- future strategies ‘zero refuse’ voted in the maxi-amendment of the Finance law (art. 1111). In the next few years different objectives of differentiated collection must be met or the territorial management consortiums are to be put under administration.

No let up! RESET. To avoid little games, let’s send an email to the employees Prodi, Bersani, Pecoraro, Letta, and Sircana with a copy to the responsible people in the European Community so that the incinerators of waste and the generating stations fuelled by fossils fuels are not financed using our money. Let’s give a Christmas present to ourselves and to our children.

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