Sustainability is talked about a lot nowadays. This was not the case when Enel decided to take this path years ago. It was a choice at the time: on the contrary, today it is both a priority and a necessity as it is the only way to recover from the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Enel’s CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace spoke about this at the fourth Digital Panel, which was held on April 22. It was organized by the Monrif publishing group and the subject was the PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan).
“Years ago we made a bet: that renewable energy would become a large and competitive world, in which several technologies would make a difference and develop an industrial model. Sustainability is our choice”
Francesco Starace, Enel CEO
On World Earth Day, it is impossible not to talk about the Green Revolution and the Energy Transition: the event was attended by Italian government ministers Roberto Cingolani and Enrico Giovannini, as well as other influential leaders from the energy industry and the environmental sector. Enel’s CEO and General Manager addressed several issues, including sustainable agriculture and the circular economy, renewable energy, hydrogen and sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and building renovation, environmental and water resources protection.
“Years ago we made a bet: that renewable energy would become a large and competitive world, in which several technologies would make a difference and develop an industrial model,” Francesco Starace recalled while talking about the Group’s experience: Enel’s vision was “outside the box” and, thanks to this, “we started developing projects in parts of the world that did not have incentive systems.” Time has proved him right. According to the CEO, today it is necessary to focus on the competitiveness of energy sources, not on incentives. “Sustainability is our choice,” said Francesco Starace in conclusion.
Enel editorial staff