Plastic Free Venice Lagoon

The event, which will be held on September 20 in Venice at the Hotel Ca ‘Sagredo in Palazzo Morosini Sagredo, aims to raise awareness and promote a dialogue between citizens, hoteliers and municipal institutions on the sustainability of Venetian hotel facilities. The intervention is a response to the global emergency concerning the excessive presence of plastics in the environment and the need to urgently find solutions to redundant and incorrect use. Specifically MR Energy, in the person of its founder Ing. Mauro Roglieri, will illustrate the new environmental certification protocols applied to buildings, which also concern the production and management of waste.

 Event details


The start of a new innovation network: “Venetian Green Building Cluster”

Press release

Venice, 25 September 2018

VENETIAN GREEN BUILDING CLUSTER IS BORN, THE INNOVATION NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

The new Regional Innovative Network brings together the Veneto operators in the building and construction supply chain to accelerate the green transformation of the entire sector; corporates, universities and trade associations in the Veneto region join forces to create a network dedicated to innovation in the field of sustainable construction. This is the mission of the Venetian Green Building Cluster which brings together operators in the building and construction supply chain, with the aim of accelerating the green transformation of the entire sector, supporting urban regeneration and sustainable building processes, promoting new business models connected to the development of smart cities, to Industry 4.0, to the transformation of the real estate market, to the limitation of land consumption.

For further info and to join the Network, wirte at chapter.venetofvg @ gbcitalia.org


Emissions Trading: reduced allocation of free allowances for new entrants

The European Commission adopted new measures to implement the judgment issued last April 2016 by the Court of Justice.

As reported in our previous  article, the judgment had invalidated the cross-sectoral correction factor (CSCF) used to allocate free allowances from 2013 to 2020 to stationary installations in the scope of EU-ETS, granting 10 months to the Commission to establish a new amount.

The recently approved Decision (linked at the bottom of this article), defines the new CSCF to be applied to all new allocations adopted after 1 March 2017: new entrants installations and increased capacity of existing ones will receive a reduced free allocation of about 5% compared to the current system.

As defined by the judgment, recalculations will not affect the allocations already approved, that will remain unchanged, except in case of variations in activity or capacity levels, as already defined by the current Regulation on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

As already provided in Directive 2009/29/EC, the allocation of free allowances for district heating and high-efficiency cogeneration is not subject to the CSCF.

In the short term this Decision is not expected to have a material impact on carbon market.

The new correction factor will not be applied to the allocations in the period 2021 – 2030, that will follow the stricter linear reduction factor currently discussed in the European Parliament.

 

Link to the full text of the Decision (EU) 2017/126: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2017.019.01.0093.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2017:019:TOC


MR Energy takes part in D-nest International Inventors Exhibition

MR Energy takes part in D-nest International Inventors Exhibition, the innovation festival held on October 13 to 16 in Venice at the Venice Gate Pavillion.

Innovating also means changing the way you ‘design’ objects, thinking to the energy and climate sustainability since their conception. Visit our stand inside the D-nest International Inventors Exhibition, and discover the story of Kiddy Design, the new line of Kid Pass products, that we have helped in developing a study of environmental impacts through a special LCA.

The pavilion hosting the event, the Venice Gate Pavillon, is LEED Gold certified. MR Energy Systems has supported the designers and builders in order to predict the consumption of the building and optimize it, by taking all measures to reduce the impact of construction and operation phases. The building has been certified by a third party independent organization using the LEED protocol.

This is innovation!


New fees charged to EU-ETS operators

Italian Decree 25 July 2016 specified the new fees in charge of Italian stationary installations operators of and aircraft operators.

Some examples of the most common fees and upcoming deadlines:

  • Operator holding accounts: 180 € / year / account – first payment before 15 October 2016.
  • Allowances allocation and reporting: 250 € – first payment before 24 October 2016.
  • Approval / review of authorisation and monitoring plan: 250 € – payment before submitting the request.
  • Updates of authorisation and monitoring plan: 62 € – payment before submitting the request.

The typical Italian operator will be charged of about 500-1000 euro / year / plant, depending on the frequency of the compulsory updates.

For further information, operators can refer to the institutional pages of the National Emission Trading Committee (link) and the Italian Administrator of the Union Registry (link)

MR Energy supports operators to accomplish EU-ETS obligations. Contact us! 

Link to the full text of the Decree (link)


Emissions Trading: free allowances to 2020 shall be re-determined

On 28th April 2016 the EU Court of Justice declared invalid the maximum annual amount of free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions determined by the Commission for the period 2013-2020.

The judgment is a consequence of the legal actions that a number of companies included in the scope of ETS brought before the courts in Italy, the Netherlands and Austria against the National Authorities entrusted with the allocation of GHG allowances. The subject of dispute was the calculation method applied to define the maximum annual amount of allowances.

As a consequence, the Cross Sectoral Correction Factor (CSCF) applied to preliminary allocations with Decision 2013/448/EU is not valid and shall be re-calculated on the basis of new data to be provided by the Member States; the maximum annual amount of allowances could be higher or lower than that thus far determined by the Commission.

The Commission is granted 10 months to establish a new amount, whereas the previous allocations of allowances cannot be called into question.

The full text of the judgment is available on the CURIA website http://curia.europa.eu/juris/celex.jsf?celex=62014CJ0191&lang1=it&type=TXT&ancre=


Treviso Chamber of Commerce promotes the technological innovation of SMEs

The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture of Treviso has recently published the “Call for grants to SMEs for innovative investments” in order to increase the efficiency and flexibility of production of companies operating in the Treviso area.

Among the eligible investments there are energy efficiency measures such as:

  • installation of machinery, plant and equipment in the production process;
  • adoption of hardware, software and digital technologies closely related to the production of goods and business services.

Applications must be submitted from 11 to 22 April 2016, exclusively by telematic mode.

The maximum contribution for each company will be equal to 40% of the eligible expenses (net of VAT and other taxes and fees) up to a maximum of € 15,000.00.

If the applicant company, by the date of publication of the Call, has got the “Rating of Legality”, contribution will be equal to 50% of eligible expenditure, up to a maximum of € 18,000.00.

Application for eligible expenses less than € 6,000.00 will be not considered.

The contribution will be determined on the full amount of the eligible costs, excluding VAT, incurred by the company, starting from the following day of the date of submission up to 17/02/2017.

For more information click here.