The Council of Ministers, on the proposal of President Mario Draghi, positively judged the environmental compatibility of eight projects for electricity production plants powered by renewable sources (wind, photovoltaic and geothermal), for a total power of approx 314 megawatts, thus giving the green light to their construction. As explained in the press release issued by Palazzo Chigi, the resolutions adopted replace the environmental impact assessment provision (EIA) for all purposes. In detail, it is about three projects to be carried out in Basilicata, three in Puglia and two in Tuscany. In the province of Matera, in the municipalities of San Mauro Forte, Salandra and Garagusoa wind power plant with a power of 72 Mw should be built, while in the province of Potenza the 36 Mw wind power plant is expected, between the municipalities of Venosa and Maschito. , 8 Mw in the municipalities of Muro Lucano, Bella and Balvano, also in the province of Potenza. In Puglia there will be two wind farms, both in the province of Foggia: the one in the municipalities of San Paolo of Civitate Masseria Difensola e Poggio Imperiale La Colonnella locality (31.35 Mw), and that of “Serra Palino” in the municipalities of Sant’Agata di Puglia and Candela (48 Mw). Green light also for the project for the agricultural-ovi-photovoltaic plant “Copertino”, in the municipalities of Copertino and Galatina (Lecce), of 60 MW. Finally, in Tuscany, the research permit was approved for the construction of two geothermal pilot plants in the province of Pisa, both of 5 MW: “Cortolla”, in the municipality of Montecatini Val di Cecina and “Castelnuovo”, in the municipality of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina.
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