15 Marzo 2024

5 spunti per approfondire (11/2024)


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 11/2024

“A flood of Chinese-produced solar panels is driving prices to record lows in the US, a boon for renewable energy developers but a threat to solar manufacturers trying to create a domestic supply chain for the country’s fastest-growing source of electricity generation. China, the dominant solar equipment supplier, doubled production capacity last year to more than 1tn watts and now produces nearly three times more panels than global demand, according to the International Energy Agency and Wood Mackenzie. Global prices for panels have fallen 50 per cent in the past year to as low as 10 cents a watt.”

US solar manufacturers in ‘dire situation’ as imports soar
Articolo – Financial Times

“India’s application to become a full member of the International Energy Agency is confounding, to say the least, and best withdrawn to allow for more careful consideration. Shared interests and a common philosophy are bedrock elements of an effective multinational organization. Yet when it comes to the energy sector, and especially the question of balancing supply security with the energy transition, the ideologies and aims of the IEA and India are poles apart. There is an especially stark divergence between the thinking in New Delhi and within the Paris-based energy policy adviser to the developed world when it comes to the expected demand trajectory for fossil fuels and the need for continued investment in oil and natural gas production, questions that have become highly politicized and contentious in recent years.”

India should rethink push to join International Energy Agency

Articolo – Nikkei Asia

“The Biden administration is providing a shot of energy into America’s flagging electric-vehicle industry. The country’s biggest lithium-mining project is on track to get a $2.26 billion loan from the Energy Department, part of the administration’s push to increase domestic production of the rechargeable batteries that power EVs. Lithium Americas will use the funds to build a refining plant at its Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, which sits on the largest U.S. deposit of the metal. The plant accounts for a majority of the project’s cost, given the difficulty of processing raw lithium into battery-grade material.”

Biden Jump-Starts Electric-Vehicle Push With Massive Lithium Loan

Articolo – Wall Street Journal

“The Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction (Buildings-GSR), a report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), provides an annual snapshot of the progress of the buildings and construction sector on a global scale. The Buildings-GSR reviews the status of policies, finance, technologies and solutions to monitor whether the sector is aligned with the Paris Agreement goals. It also provides stakeholders with evidence to persuade policymakers and the overall buildings and construction community to take action”

Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Report – UNEP

“Energy poverty has become an increasingly pressing issue in Europe in recent years, affecting both genders, as gender and energy are interlinked. Measures and policies have been taken both at European level and for specific regions of Europe to mitigate the effects of energy poverty. The following research aims to address the relationship and the current situation between gender and energy poverty in Greece, specifically in the two coal regions of Western Macedonia and Megalopolis Arcadia. The research was divided into three stages: (1) a literature review was conducted in order to identify the relationship between gender and energy poverty both in Europe and in Greece and to identify the indicators to measure this relationship; (2) a quantitative analysis was conducted for the regions of Western Macedonia and Arcadia based on the selected indicators of measurement, and (3) an analysis of the existing policies and measures to address energy poverty in Greece, and research on whether and how much weight is given to gender aspects. The research found that there is a difference in the way how men face energy poverty compared to women in Greece: women are in a more vulnerable position. Policies to address energy poverty in Greece focus more on economic and technological means and less on social means, with little emphasis on gender. The study of energy poverty by gender in Greece and in the coal regions contributes to the understanding of this relationship, as well as to the identification of the most vulnerable gender to this phenomenon.”

Energy poverty and gender nexus – A case study analysis from Greece
Report – Zografia Andreosatou

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