Question Time at the Chamber to report about new drilling permissions and PIETESAI
The Minister of Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani was called to answer important questions of the M5S on the Pitesai (Plan for the sustainable energy transition of eligible areas) during the Question Time at the Chamber, whose adoption deadline expired on 30 September. According to M5S, it is considered appropriate to simplify the approval process by considering the possibility that only existing prospecting and research activities are maintained within the areas identified as suitable, in line with the decision already taken by other European countries to stop new projects.
On that occasion, Cingolani said: “I can confirm that until the Pitesai will not be definitively approved, no new permits will be granted for research and production of hydrocarbons, as already said. Even with regard to the authorizations in force but suspended by law, these will have to wait
for the final plan”.