Development of renewable energies and the emission market

Another form of intervention in the fight against climate change is the activity carried out by Equiter, the Group’s company that invests its capital in companies and projects aimed at developing the country, operating in four strategic areas: utilities, infrastructures, public real estate and the environment. Its activities in the latter area, made possible by a specialised Desk, include working alongside industry operators in developing projects for the production of renewable energy, particularly from photovoltaic plants, and reducing climate-altering emissions.
In 2009, Equiter managed and developed those companies in which it has a minority interest: Enerpoint and GICA (Green Initiative Carbon Assets) since 2007 and Enerpoint Energy since February 2008.
Specifically, through Enerpoint, operations in the photovoltaic sector were particularly dynamic: small, medium and large size plants were sold for a total of over 22 MWp. The electricity generated so far from the plants realised by the company and its network of installers has prevented the emission of over 75,000 tonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Equiter has been active in the carbon dioxide market since 2007 when, in partnerships with some of the most important dealers in the Italian energy sector, it set up GICA to create and trade emission rights in compliance with the European ETS (European Trading Scheme) regulations. In 2009, the company expanded its CDM (Clean Development Mechanism, one of the flexible mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol) projects portfolio in different parts of the world, and traded over three million tons of CO2.
Development of renewable energies and the emission marketEquiter has been active in the carbon dioxide market since 2007 when, in partnerships with some of the most important dealers in the Italian energy sector, it set up GICA to create and trade emission rights in compliance with the European ETS (European Trading Scheme)
regulations. In 2009, the company expanded its CDM (Clean Development Mechanism, one of the flexible mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol) projects portfolio in different parts of the world, and traded over three million tons of CO2.
Lastly, Equiter has kept up its membership in the Associazione Produttori Energia da Fonti Rinnovabili (APER), a national reference point for legislative and market orientation for operators in the field of renewable energy sources, and a highly qualified centre for discussions on all energy-related topics.
Intesa Sanpaolo keeps its investors and all stakeholders informed in a transparent manner on the issue of carbon dioxide emissions, through the support of the Carbon Disclosure Project and the completion of the Annual Questionnaire.
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