Manifesto for the energy of the future

Bologna, 29th january 2018

Has started, today, in Bologna, the cycle of territorial meetings promoted by the "Manifesto for the energy of the future" and addressed to the associations of consumers involved in the project, in order to illustrate the opportunities of the liberalization of the energy market, light of the end of the enhanced protection regime scheduled for next July 2019.
A roadmap that will touch ten Italian cities including Bologna, Milan, Turin, Naples, Palermo and Rome, to meet the consumer associations that manage the branches distributed throughout the country, to which citizens are addressed for any type of information related to the sector .

The objective of the initiative is to explain in detail the issues related to the completion of the opening of the energy market, in particular the opportunities and innovative services offered by liberalization that will respond to the new needs of consumers, with particular attention to the most vulnerable consumers , who need more to be enabled to make informed choices.

At the center of the debate are the cardinal principles on which the "Manifesto for the energy of the future" is founded, designed to encourage and design a market that has the consumer as its protagonist and puts savings, sustainability, innovation and no-one at the center.

About the "Manifesto"

The main energy companies will participate in the meetings which, together with the associations, have founded Il Manifesto; in the stages will illustrate the benefits of liberalization, united by the common desire to build a modern market in which the consumer is able to choose with greater awareness than today. Among the issues that will be addressed: a fully competitive market, transparency, lower prices, more efficient digital services, built around the real needs of consumers, as well as the strengthening of protection tools.

"The Manifesto for the energy of the future" was born in 2015 from the desire to contribute to enhancing the potential connected with the complete liberalization of the market through an innovative and unique experience of shared work by companies and consumer associations. The initiative, promoted by Edison, E.ON, ENGIE, Illumia and Sorgenia together with consumer associations Adiconsum, Altroconsumo, Cittadinanzattiva, Movimento Consumatori, Movimento Difesa del Cittadino, Unione per la Difesa dei Consumatori e Associazione Utenti dei Servizi Radiotelevisivi, made a concrete contribution to the sharing of proposals to be presented to the institutions in view of eliminating greater protection, asking for an energy market that is more open and close to the real needs of consumers.