14 Giugno 2024

5 spunti per approfondire (24/2024)


La rubrica settimanale con i consigli di lettura di RivistaEnergia.it, dall’Europa e dal mondo. Settimana 24/2024

“Brussels is pushing ahead with Chinese electric vehicle tariffs of up to 38 per cent, brushing aside German government warnings that the move risks starting a costly trade war with Beijing. The European Commission notified carmakers on Wednesday that it will provisionally apply the additional duties on imported Chinese EVs from next month. The duties of up to 38 per cent will be applied on top of existing 10 per cent tariffs on Chinese EVs. Brussels said that an investigation into the EV value chain revealed that it was “heavily subsidised in China, and that imports of Chinese [electric vehicles] presented a threat of clearly foreseeable and imminent injury to EU industry”.”

EU to impose 38 per cent tariffs on Chinese electric cars
Articolo – Financial Times

“One of the world’s largest planned offshore wind farms, Orsted’s Hornsea 3 in the UK, will be backed up by one of Europe’s largest batteries, supplied by Elon Musk’s Tesla. The 300MW/600MWh battery energy storage system will be installed next to the onshore converter station for the 2.4GW Hornsea 3 project near the city of Norwich on England’s east coast.”

Orsted and Tesla plan massive battery to store power from one of world’s largest offshore wind farms

Articolo – Recharge

“Ukraine is imposing blackouts, launching hasty repairs and hunting for spare parts after a Russian bombing campaign targeting power infrastructure in recent months slashed the country’s electricity production by half. The Russian attacks, using waves of missiles and explosive drones, have sparked fears of a painful winter should the power outages severely hamper the economy and lead to an exodus from cities. Ukraine has long pleaded with the West for more air-defense systems, and Ukrainian officials say deliveries have been insufficient to protect both cities and the front lines. Ukrainian officials say Russia, reviving and expanding a tactic used earlier in the war, is seeking to spark a humanitarian crisis as part of an effort to break Ukrainians’ will to fight and force a capitulation.”

Russia’s Devastating Attacks on Ukraine’s Grid Spark Fears of Brutal Winter

Articolo – Wall Street Journal

“Within the short span of three years, the global economy has needed to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent inflation, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the impact of that conflict on commodity shortages, rising energy costs, and declining energy security. As a result, short-term reliance on fossil fuels has increased, fewer resources are available for the energy transition, and coordination among regional and global partners has become more complicated. In the longer term, the crisis underscored the dangers of reliance on fossil fuel imports and exposure to price volatility.”

Natural gas and the energy transition: Security, equity, and achieving net zero

Ricerca – Atlantic Council

“The 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine triggered measures in the European Union to reduce its energy interdependencies with Russia. In this paper, we delve into the role of journalistic cartography as places of visual securitisation producing the context which enabled these decisions. Crossing critical security studies with critical geopolitics and critical cartography, our hypothesis is that journalistic cartography solidifies certain discourses over energy geopolitics through the performance of maps dividing the world between places endangered and places exporting danger. Our analysis conducted on 206 maps leads to three main results. Firstly, it demonstrates the existence of common narratives across countries, thus nuancing previous findings concerning the spatial heterogeneity of energy security discourses. Secondly, these imaginaries rely on five mapping genres that perform spatial categorisation between insecurity from outside/security from inside. Thirdly, these genres sustain a neorealist interpretation of energy interdependencies, which sees trade as a zero-sum game and exports as coercive political tools, while silencing other approaches.”

Mapping Energy Geopolitics in Europe: Journalistic Cartography and Energy Securitisation After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Ricerca – Geopolitics

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