(ANSA) – ROME, 05 JUL – In the energy transition “European policies have so far followed purely ideological logics” but “we cannot think of marginalizing technologies that today ensure coverage of energy needs and our well-being”. Thus the president of Unem (Union energies for mobility), Claudio Spinaci, at the annual assembly observing that “the debate (and, more seriously, the decisions of the European institutions) on the ‘Fit for 55’ while proposing shared objectives , binds us hand and foot to a single technology, the electric one, when there would be alternatives already available, including biofuels and more generally low carbon fuels (Lcf) “. The prices of energy commodities reached, already in the last part of 2021, “alarming levels” and “at the root of these sudden increases, the pre-existing imbalances between energy demand and supply that have revealed all the fragility of energy policy Europe which has found itself unable to guarantee secure and competitive supplies “. UNEM estimates that the energy bill in 2022 will “explode”, reaching an all-time high of 90 billion euros, in a scenario under certain conditions (including no recession, oil at 100 dollars, normal climatic factors), almost the double that of last year (46.5 billion) and the peaks of 2011-2012 which were over 60 billion.
Also for the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti “the future is not just electricity” and in highlighting that “30% of component companies and about 70,000 direct employees are at risk”, the minister believes “it is essential to intervene to make regulation sustainable European also from an industrial and social point of view “and hopes for the development of” alternative European technologies “,” also in the face of new geopolitical balances in which we can only have a say in the matter if we travel truly united “. (HANDLE).