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This is my new blog on blogactiv.eu.  My other blog, Central Europe Active has a regional focus. With this new one, Eurojoule, I start blogging about a theme that interests me: the generation, transmission, storage and consumption of energy, and its consequences on the environment and the market economy.  I will start with a few… » read more

Tight global fossil fuel markets, increased nationalisation of oil reserves and massive economic growth in developing countries like China and India are creating new realities in global energy markets, which will remain volatile for some time to come, according to BP’s chief economist Christof Rühl, who spoke to EurActiv in an interview. Christof Rühl is chief economist at… » read more

Following the recent debate – Nuclear wave: perspectives for the 21th century – organized by the European Movement International in association with ENEL on the 2nd July 2008, here is a short compilation of each speakers’ most interesting interventions and statements on this “heated issue”. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/uBgIh_Ff6us” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

In here introductory speech, Ninna Commeau – Adviser to Deputy Director General, DG Energy and Transport – European Commission – clearly stated the importance for the EU to maintain and develop the nuclear energy sector. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1TgtgEY5EC0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Some years ago, speaking about nuclear energy was more or less a bad word.… » read more

Giancarlo Aquilanti, Head of the Nuclear Technology Area at ENEL, explains the state of the nuclear energy in Italy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xG57PUo3lBI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: Italy has recently ended the turmoil over the construction of nuclear plants. Can you tell us briefly how this is evolving? And is the view of the Italian population… » read more

Improving technology, expansion off-shore, and exploring the building sector potential   The wind sector has been growing spectacularly over the past decade. However, to sustain these impressive growth figures over the next twenty years in Europe and North America, business-as-usual will not be enough. In several European countries, the number of remaining onshore sites for… » read more

Improving technology, expansion off-shore, and exploring the building sector potential   The wind sector has been growing spectacularly over the past decade. However, to sustain these impressive growth figures over the next twenty years in Europe and North America, business-as-usual will not be enough. In several European countries, the number of remaining onshore sites for… » read more

Visit the Virtual Energy Forum and listen to interviews with senior energy executives from Marriott, Raytheon, the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as Dick Munson, author of such books as “From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity” and “The Power Brokers.” The forum also… » read more

Date & Time: June 6, 2008 15h00 – 16h00 Speaker: Fernando Nuno, Leonardo ENERGY Register: http://snipurl.com/bulksolar Summary Thin film, silicon, concentrated solar power (CSP), concentrated photovoltaics (CPV), … These are just some of the terms demonstrating that solar technologies are rapidly entering the electricity system in countries such as the United States, Spain or Australia.… » read more

Environmental impact of the PV life-cycle   All means of electricity generation, including photovoltaic (PV) systems, create polluting emissions when the entire life-cycle is taken into account. In the case of PV systems, those emissions are concentrated in the manufacturing stage. PV manufacturing is energy intensive, resulting in the emissions that accompany the use of… » read more

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