Microgrid at Italian University Generates Savings, Knowledge

August 25, 2014 by Chris King

Microgrid Savings and Research

Autonomy and flexibility can support energy resilience, while also benefitting the power grid. This February, the Savona campus of the University of Genoa, Italy, opened a campus-wide microgrid. It combines both electrical and thermal energy resources, as well as thermal and battery storage.[read more]

Top 5 EU Energy Issues: All You Need to Know for the Italian Presidency [VIDEO]

July 11, 2014 by David Thual

Energy and the Italian Presidency

Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, picks out the top 5 energy issues that will be discussed by the European institutions under the Italian Presidency, including the security of supply as the crisis between Ukraine and Russia continues.[read more]


Energy Efficiency: The Italian Job

January 31, 2014 by Clare Taylor

The work of one small provincial energy agency located in rural Italy has led to investment of over EUR 90 million in energy efficiency in the region, as the Province of Chieti aims for a ‘new economy’ based on the idea of the fight against waste.[read more]

Naples Plans to Tap Mt. Vesuvius as Core of Sustainable Energy Strategy

January 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

The city of Naples is looking to tap into and harness Vesuvius’ energy to improve lives, the environment and living conditions. City officials announced a strategic sustainable development plan that would see the building of “a trigenerative pilot [geothermal heat and power] plant integrated with other sources, which in this case will be solar thermodynamic energy and liquid biomass.[read more]

All Is Not Quiet on the Nuclear Front

November 4, 2011 by Dan Yurman

NY Times OP ED asks if nuclear power has a future? An interesting question is posed by a guest opinion piece published in the New York Times on October 10. Stephanie Cooke, a respected nuclear industry analyst and book author, asks whether there is a future for nuclear energy in the post-Fukushima era. Ms. Cooke, who is an editor at...[read more]

2010: Record Growth in Global Photovoltaic Market

March 23, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

In its recently released Marketbuzz® 2011, Solarbuzz, an energy consulting firm, reports the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry had a record year in 2010. According to Solarbuzz's research, global solar installations reached a record 18.2 gigawatts last year, which represents 139% growth over 2009's installations. ...[read more]

Italy needs nuclear energy to grow

September 14, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Plans are good, now government must act(NucNet) The absence of a civil nuclear energy sector is one of the reasons that Italy lacks economic competitiveness, finance minister Giulio Tremonti (right) said last week.Tremonti told the UK’s Financial Times Sept 5 that Italy has the second largest manufacturing base in Europe after Germany,...[read more]

Areva inks nuclear deals in Italy

April 13, 2010 by Dan Yurman

It also makes progress with its medical isotope program On April 9 French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of AREVA, signed three nuclear energy cooperation agreements in Paris with its industrial and academic partners. The agreement is part of the rapidly changing Italian...[read more]

Italy to select four reactor sites

February 10, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Government takes next steps in shift from fossil fuels The Italian government issued a policy statement this week identifying the  site selection criteria to locate four new nuclear reactors.  The first unit will break ground by 2013 and is expected to be in revenue service by 2020.  Reuters reports that Italy’s biggest...[read more]

Negotiator Trackers Use Social Media to Create UN Dialogue

December 10, 2009 by Mike Smith

Andrea Cinquina is a 30-year old man from Italy – Pescara specifically – who has long cared about environmental issues. He has studied at leading universities earning a master’s degree in sustainable studies and environmental sciences. Now, he is funding his own trip to Copenhagen to create a platform for citizens of Italy to lend their...[read more]

Italy advances, Germany falters, on nuclear energy futures

September 16, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Two countries could not be further apart on splitting the atom On September 27th German voters will go to the polls and decide the fate of 17 nuclear power plants and 25% of its electricity supply. While Germans are making this fateful energy policy decision, Italy is moving to build eight new nuclear reactors after earlier this year...[read more]

Italy’s nuclear renaissance becomes real

July 12, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Next steps – select sites and build Under a new law now approved by its parliament this week, Italy will in the next six months identify candidate sites for new nuclear reactors. The law also requires the government to set up a regulatory authority to manage the process of building the plants and administering the safe storage of...[read more]

Stalemate in l’Aguila

July 9, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

“Unless the G8 sign up to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2020, developing countries will not commit to emissions targets” - that’s the major point of discussion between developed and developing nations, which has (as was to be expected) paralysed the outcome of the Major Economies Forum (MEF). Following yesterday’s G8 declaration, the...[read more]

G-8 vows to cut emissions, but developing nations want more

July 9, 2009 by Scott Edward Anderson

Perhaps it was the smiling French President Nicolas Sarkozy reaching out to grab Mr. Obama's arm, as if he'd just told the best joke the Frenchman had heard from an American since Jerry Lewis. Or perhaps it was the beaming German Chancellor Frau Merkel giving an appreciative glance at the charismatic American president.Or maybe it was...[read more]

Italy's nuclear renaissance blooms

April 19, 2009 by Dan Yurman

France and Russia compete for market share. Neither Rome nor reactors are built in a day.Italy is looking for energy independence, and like many of its politicians, has taken up with two new companions - France and Russia - both of which are promising a new life with nuclear energy at its heart. In doing so Italy is clearly planning...[read more]