Italy hopes generous tax scheme can grow a green economy
The government thinks paying citizens to make their homes more energy efficient is the best way to kick-start recovery; others aren’t convinced
Rome/Madrid — Italy is betting that a tax scheme to encourage home renovations will green its economy and create jobs.
On the face of it, this low-tech approach is at odds with the EU’s aim of promoting climate and innovation in exchange for billions of euros of aid money. But the government is convinced that paying citizens to make their homes more energy efficient is also the best way to kick-start the recovery in the middle of a pandemic...
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