The Influence of Community Agricultural Policies and of National Energy Policies on Biomass and Energy Production within the Farm in Italy

D. Coaloa & G. Facciotto
The enforcement of CAP through measures of the rural development plans in Italy has encouraged the biomass production for energy use. The national energy policy has made it possible to support the establishment of biomass power plants. The cultivation and production of biomass was considered a good opportunity for the farm over the period when public subsidies were granted. Actually, the production of biomass for energy without any public support may prove economically viable for...