A model for Europe
According to the strategy paper “Energy-South Tyrol 2050”, South Tyrol intends to become a “climate region at the heart of Europe”. The proportion of needs covered by renewable energy sources should thus be 75% by 2020 and over 90% by 2050. An unrealistic vision? Maybe not: South Tyrol today produces far more electricity than it consumes, with water playing a central role. Progress continues: in 2010 the region supplied 40% of its total energy consumption with renewable energy.