After months of controversies, scandals and debate about his role as the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt finally submitted his resignation to President Donal Trump. What’s going to happen thereafter remains to be seen.
On Friday 22 of June Opec agreed to increase production to keep prices under control.
The deal preserved the unity of the group and reassured the market, but it is vague and it does not clarify who is going to pump more oil, and how much it will be.
The upcoming OPEC meeting of June 22 will be filled with tensions between those willing to incease output, and those who are not. The U.S. closely watching
Saudi Arabia is planning to diversify its energy mix away from oil, to increase the share of energy generated by renewable sources, with a specific focus on solar power.
The Five Star Movement has released an energy programto make Italy more sustainable and independent.
Unfortunately, it shows tendencies to autharchy and lack of practicality.
After long negotiations Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) seem to have reached an agreement to form a new government coalition, and setting up a coal phase- out plan is one of the main pillars of the treaty.
The first of a series of analyses focused on the less green aspects of green energy.
On January 17th the European Parliament in plenary sitting endorsed the proposal of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Parliamentary Committee to raise the EU 2030 targets on renewable energies and energy efficiency above the objectives originally set with the 2030 Framework for climate and energy agreed by member states in 2014.
The long lasting experience of Italy with the national Energy Efficiency Certificates incentive mechanism for energy efficiency projects shows how complex is the design of this kind of market based instruments can be, offering a good and interesting case study for other Governments
The 2017 Italy’s National Energy Strategy is finally online, with good news for the anti-coal lobby and the environmentalists. The political intent to proceed with a coal phase-out for electricity generation within 2025 is confirmed, and a governance plan to make it possible is set up. This plan is in line with other European countries, which in the past few years have shown a growing commitment to get rid of coal as soon as possible.
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