What we do

Through its renewable energy plants, VIRIDIS ENERGIA produces 100% green energy based on the so-called ‘distributed generation’ model.

We locally produce energy from renewable sources which we then introduce directly into the national power grid. Our energy is distributed throughout the national territory to thousands of end users, both domestic and industrial. Production is based on the advanced ‘distributed generation’ approach, whereby natural resources available locally are exploited through small- or medium-sized plants.

In this way, we contribute towards achieving the regional, national and European targets for increasing production of energy from renewable sources and, consequently, reducing the energy produced from fossil fuels. Increasing renewable energy, which amounts to reducing climate-altering emissions linked to production from fossil fuels, is a strategic priority first and foremost at a European level, for fulfilling the commitments undertaken at an international level through the Kyoto Protocol.

The driving force behind the Kyoto Protocol is the battle against climate change, arguably the most important and urgent environmental problem of the modern era, with CO2 emissions in the atmosphere constituting the major component of the human ecological footprint.

The Kyoto Protocol commits the signatory countries to quantitatively reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, namely climate-altering gases responsible for global warming.

The climate-altering gases (GHG – Greenhouse gases) targeted for a reduction include:
– CO2 (carbon dioxide), produced through the use of fossil fuels in all energy-related and industrial activities, including transport;
– CH4 (methane), produced by waste dumps, livestock farms and rice cultivation;
– N2O (nitrous oxide), produced in the agricultural sector and in chemical plants;
– HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), used in chemical and manufacturing plants;
– PFCs (perfluorocarbons), used in chemical and manufacturing plants;
– SF6 (Sulphur hexafluoride), used in chemical and manufacturing plants.

Each of these gases has its own specific GWP (Global Warming Potential), which basically denotes the ‘greenhouse potential’ of that compound in relation to that of CO2. Whereas all other gases have a much higher ‘climate-altering potential’ compared to CO2, nonetheless CO2 is currently the most important greenhouse gas, contributing over 55% of the current greenhouse effect stemming from human intervention. This is why the relevant values for defining reduced emission targets are always expressed as CO2 equivalent.

The traditional energy industry exploits fossil fuels and, as a result, is among the main sources of climate-altering gas emissions. By producing 100% renewable energy, we drastically reduce CO2 emissions and thus contribute to safeguarding our planet.

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