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 20/2023
Russia exported more oil in April than in any month since its full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year, with almost 80 per cent of crude shipments flowing to China and India, according to the International Energy Agency. Russian oil exports edged up another 50,000 barrels a day in April to a post-invasion high of 8.3mn b/d, far exceeding the 7.7mn b/d and 7.5mn b/d that it averaged in 2022 and 2021 respectively. The rise in shipments reflects Moscow’s success in finding both new buyers for its oil since Europe blocked imports and new vessels after its access to western shipping was restricted.
Russian oil exports hit post-invasion high
Articolo – Financial Times
Electricite de France SA’s power trading business lost as much as €480 million ($519 million) during an unexpected surge in European energy prices in the fall of 2021, according to an ex-trader suing the utility. Rupert Parry alleges in his London whistle blowing suit that he repeatedly raised concerns about deliberate mismarking of prices on the French long-term power desk in the run-up to the huge trading loss only to be fired for “rocking the boat.” EDF Trading says he was dismissed for leaking information about the losses.
EDF Power Traders Lost ‘Shocking’ €480 Million as Energy Prices Surged
Articolo – Bloomberg
The Group of Seven (G7) rich nations should work together to access technology and secure sources of critical minerals for a green transition, creating additional manufacturing capacity rather than competition, a top European diplomat said on Friday. The G7 is accelerating its push towards greener technologies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted decades-long energy supply chains. The group also wants to cut reliance on China, which dominates critical mineral supply chain.
G7 members should not compete against each other on renewables – von der Leyen
Articolo – Reuters
Santos looks set in as little as one month to shut down its Darwin liquefied natural gas in Australia’s Northern Territory as feed gas levels from its ageing Bayu-Undan field offshore Timor-Leste fall below the level required for commercial operations.
Australian LNG project could shut down within weeks
Articolo – Upstream Online
The presented perspective paper delivers insights into the complex problem of energy inequalities in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war resulted in a loss of stability in Europe’s energy system and increased social issues and difficulties in meeting energy transition targets. The perspective presented calls for a broader framework for analyzing energy inequalities. It delivers an attempt at such a framework through which three specific cases of energy transitions—Norway, Germany, and Poland—are investigated. These countries represent three energy regimes, different socioeconomic and energy systems, and face other challenges. Despite these differences, the outbreak of the war shows the need for a common policy agenda to avoid negative repercussions, such as social cohesion crises. Therefore, this paper argues that European solidarity, energy justice, and coherent policies are prerequisites if the goals of climate neutrality, energy stability, and a just energy system are to be achieved in each country and Europe.
Calling energy inequalities into the transition agenda
Ricerca – Energy Research and Social Science
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