Italy needs about ten years to become
energy self-sufficient, Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister
Antonio Tajani said on Friday.
"We can be competitive economically if we have a good energy policy," said Tajani at a round table meeting at the provincial headquarters of Confindustria in Vicenza.
"I believe we can become self-sufficient, but we need about ten years," he added.
"In a manufacturing country like ours, we have to face the problem of the cost of energy. Solar and wind power will certainly not be enough, renewables are important, but we must work on what I think is the best possible solution, which is fourth-generation nuclear power.
"It is the only instrument, in the long term, that can guarantee us autonomy," he concluded.
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