2 Febbraio 2024

5 spunti per approfondire (5/2024)


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 5/2024

“The past few years have seen ample warnings about the role of natural gas in our energy systems from both a climate and an energy security point of view. Nevertheless, a new data investigation from Energy Monitor shows that hundreds of gigawatts (GW) of new gas-fired power capacity are under construction or planned around the world.”

Exclusive: Gas-fired power sector booming like there’s no tomorrow
Articolo – Energy Monitor

“I like to think the French physicist Joseph Fourier appreciated the irony that he, of all people, was the one who discovered the greenhouse effect. Here was a man who kept his Paris apartment tropically hot, who wrapped himself in blankets and wore an overcoat even in summer — a man who, in short, usually felt cold. Yet his calculations showed that Earth was in fact far warmer than it ought to be. It was the 1820s. Fourier, in his fifties and already a renowned scientist, decided to estimate the Earth’s temperature purely from scientific principles. He took the amount of sunlight that warms the Earth and then subtracted off the amount of energy the planet radiates back to space. He came up with a temperature some 30 degrees Celsius — more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit — colder than our actual planet.”

Watch the Earth breathe for one year
Articolo – The Washington Post

“India will start operating new coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 13.9 gigawatts (GW) this year, its power ministry said in a statement to Reuters, the highest annual increase in at least six years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cited energy security concerns amid surging power demand and low per-capita emissions to defend India’s high dependence on coal. Power generation in 2023 increased by 11.3%, the fastest pace in at least five years.”

India to increase coal-fired capacity in 2024 by the most in at least 6 years
Articolo – Reuters

“In the coming months, 2 billion voters across 50 countries will be heading to polling stations to make their voices heard. Never before have so many people been eligible to vote in a single year. And never before have one year’s elections represented 8 out of the 10 most populous countries in the world and more than 40% of the population. What effects will these elections have on our joint efforts to handle the climate crisis? The climate crisis is a reality, and more and more people around the world are experiencing the effects. While millions of voters in the global North are driving their cars to the polling stations, millions of people in the global South are displaced and food insecure due to droughts, floods, extreme heat, and devastating storms.”

The election year of 2024 is the climate’s window of opportunity
Articolo – Euractiv

“The Czech government announced Jan. 31 that it had excluded Westinghouse from the ongoing tender to build one nuclear power reactor of up to 1,200 MW, with options for a further three units, at power company CEZ’s Dukovany site. “Westinghouse did not fulfill the required [tender] conditions,” the government said in a statement without giving further details. The US-based nuclear vendor, which had teamed up with construction company Bechtel for the Czech tender, did not respond immediately to requests for comment about the decision.”

Czech government excludes Westinghouse from ongoing nuclear plant tender
Articolo – S&P Global Platts

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