La rubrica settimanale con i consigli di lettura di RivistaEnergia.it, dall’Europa e dal mondo. Forse non le notizie più eclatanti, ma proprio per questo interessanti da approfondire. Settimana 10/2023
Berlin has demanded that Brussels accommodate e-fuels within existing emissions rules or create additional legislation for a crediting system for the embryonic fuel type, according to a letter sent to the commission this week and seen by the Financial Times. Ministers from eight countries, including Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Portugal, formed a coalition on Monday to reject separate rules on overall vehicle emissions.
EU climate agenda at risk after German pushback
Articolo – Financial Times
Diplomats from Poland and the Baltic States said Wednesday that it was uncertain how they would proceed given the G-7 opposition to lowering the cap. They said the issue was due to be discussed again by EU member states on Friday. A European Commission spokesman denied that anything was said in Wednesday’s EU meeting about what Mr. Biden had said. It would take all 27 member states to push for a change in the price cap—and lowering it would still require sign off from the G-7. Disagreements over the cap level fueled tense negotiations within the EU when the system was introduced and took days to resolve in January when the EU first moved to review the price.
G-7 Opposes Lowering Russian Crude Price Cap From $60 a Barrel
Articolo – The Wall Street Journal
Europe is set to import a record amount of American crude this month, relying increasingly on larger tankers as sanctions on Russian oil upend global trade routes. Ships hauling as much as 1.84 million barrels a day are set to arrive from the US Gulf in March, tanker-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show. Meanwhile, smaller vessels are getting costly with more being booked to transport Russian oil for journeys to Asia.
Traders Marshal a Fleet of Supertankers to Haul US Oil to Europe
Articolo – Bloomberg
In this new age of government intervention in Europe’s energy trade transactions, closer relations between European governments and North African energy producers are important. But political declarations and memoranda of understanding alone cannot make the expansion of the existing natural gas pipeline trade between Algeria/Libya and Europe happen. This will critically depend on how gas supply and demand will evolve on each side of the Mediterranean and the associated risks.
Italy and its North African gas interconnections: A potential Mediterranean gas ‘hub’?
Ricerca – The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Regardless of energy source and across prevalent ownership models, energy users remain distanced from the technicalities of where their heat and power come from, in part reflecting the predominance of centralised energy supply (Soutar and Mitchell, 2018). From a user perspective, energy markets deliver relatively homogeneous products, making energy difficult to marketize as a consumer good (Giulietti et al., 2005) and distancing energy users from energy systems, fuelling what is commonly referred to as ‘energy invisibility’ (Ambrose, 2020).
Who has the power? Reflections on citizen engagement in district heating schemes in the UK and Sweden
Ricerca – Energy Policy
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