Veneto, 15 July 2021 – “Veneto is the second region of Italy per land consumption. With 217,744 hectares subtracted from the countryside, the Region comes after Lombardy and before Campania. In the space of one year, from 2019 to 2020, 682 hectares of green have disappeared “.
This is what he says Coldiretti Veneto with reference to the presentation of the new Ispra report on ‘Land consumption, territorial dynamics and ecosystem services’.
For Coldiretti it is not only the overbuilding that worries, but “also alarms the renewed interest in the installation of photovoltaics on the ground, which in the virtuous race for energy produced from renewable sources finds a possible form of speculation in the hoarding of fertile land. Treviso leads the ranking of most ‘wasteful’ provinces in terms of agricultural area (41,385 hectares) followed by Verona (41,199) and Padua (39,914).
“The regional legislation has slowed down unbridled overbuilding – says Daniele Salvagno, president of Coldiretti Veneto – but on the issue of installing photovoltaic systems on the ground, it is urgent to approve a law that blocks the assault on the diligence of agricultural land by identifying the areas and sites suitable for plantsi as marginal areas, disused warehouses, disused quarries. Agricultural entrepreneurs – Salvagno recalls – are candidates to be absolute protagonists of the energy transition process by developing the roofing of their stables and using small portions of their agricultural land to build mini agro-voltaic plants in connection with the main agricultural activity with the goal of reducing the huge energy costs that weigh on businesses “.
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