South Key to Diversifying Energy Sources-Draghi-English

(ANSA)-May 13, Rome-Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Friday, in the process of diversifying Italy’s energy sources, is important for the country to end its dependence on Russia’s gas and boost renewable energy He said he would play a role. A little to fight the climate crisis.

“The war in Ukraine shows the danger of us relying on Russian gas,” Draghi told the “Verso Sud” forum hosted by Minister of South Mara Carfagna.

“Italy is moving at the highest speed to diversify its gas supply and continues to do so.

“South is the center.

“At the same time, we are accelerating the development of renewable energy to improve the sustainability of our production models.”

Italy imports almost all of its gas, and 40% of those imports come from Russia.

The government has recently signed an agreement with Algeria, Angola and the Republic of the Congo to increase gas supplies from Russia in the face of fears of disruption.

Other transactions are or are in progress with Egypt, Libya and Mozambique.

Italy supports Western sanctions on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine and said it would not refuse an embargo on gas imports in this regard. (ANSA).

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