15 Settembre 2023

5 spunti per approfondire (37/2023)


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 37/2023

“Private investment in clean energy projects like solar panels, hydrogen power and electric vehicles surged after President Biden signed an expansive climate bill into law last year, a development that shows how tax incentives and federal subsidies have helped reshape some consumer and corporate spending in the United States.”

Biden’s Climate Law Is Reshaping Private Investment in the United States
Articolo – The New York Times

“Britain’s only rare earths metal producer is prioritising expansion in the US and EU and putting the brakes on UK growth after Brexit created obstacles for exporting to mainland Europe, the company’s managing director has said. Among the factors driving the decision by Albert Slot, of Less Common Metals, are the huge subsidies being offered under US president Joe Biden for development of critical mineral supplies.”

UK rare earth producer pivots to EU and US
Articolo – Financial Times

“A federal committee on Tuesday recommended imposing royalties on US hardrock mining for the first time, a move it said could increase domestic production by providing funds for the agencies in charge of issuing new mining permits. The proposal was part of a suite of recommendations aimed at increasing supply of the materials like lithium, cobalt and nickel that are needed for a domestic electric vehicle (EV) industry that is key to President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. In a 168-page report, the Interagency Working Group on Mining Laws, Regulations and Permitting broadly encouraged Congress to reform the General Mining Law of 1872, which established a system that provides free and open exploration of federal mineral deposits.”

US committee recommends royalties on minerals for EVs in sweeping reform proposal
Articolo – Mining.com

“A carbon offset deal could see Liberia concede 10 percent of its territory to a private Emirati company, extinguishing customary land rights and giving the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pollution rights equivalent to the forest’s carbon sequestration. The deal would give the company blanket control over one million hectares of forest. The company would then “harvest” carbon credits, supposedly from restoring and protecting the land, which they would then sell onto major polluters to offset their emissions.”

Liberia to concede territory to UAE firm in carbon offset deal
Articolo – Middle East Eye

“Sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries, a much more abundant and cheaper alternative to the standard Lithium-ion, are on the verge of commercialisation, explain Carlos Ruiz, Martina Lyons, Isaac Elizondo Garcia and Zhaoyu Wu at IRENA. Though there’s enough Lithium in the world to support global electrification targets, tightening demand and supply chain constraints point at the urgent need for an alternative.”

Sodium-ion batteries ready for commercialisation: for grids, homes, even compact EVs
Analisi – Energy Post

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