5 Luglio 2024

5 spunti per approfondire (27/2024)


La rubrica settimanale con i consigli di lettura di RivistaEnergia.it, dall’Europa e dal mondo. Settimana 27/2024

“Britain, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, erstwhile coal-burning imperial behemoth, wants to be a “clean energy superpower.” At least that’s the promise of the man poised to be the next prime minister, Keir Starmer. His Labour Party was projected to win the parliamentary elections on Thursday, ending 14 years of Conservative Party rule. Labour made big campaign promises on climate. How that actually plays out will be felt not only in the daily lives of people in Britain, but also on the nation’s standing in the world.”

Can the Labour Party Bring Back Britain’s Green Groove?
Articolo – The New York Times

“A natural gas platform in the Gulf of Thailand has attracted a fresh warning over methane emissions first detected more than a decade ago, another test of global pledges to curb releases of the potent greenhouse gas. Emissions from the site, operated by a joint venture between units of two state-backed energy companies — Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd. and Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production Pcl — have been observed at least 60 times by satellite since 2013, and the owners were most recently urged in May to address the problem.”

Big Oil’s Pledge to Curb Methane Faces Test in Gulf of Thailand

Articolo – Bloomberg

“The designated European Commission president is being lobbied by the European hydrogen industry, to ringfence the EU’s upcoming €1.2 billion hydrogen subsidy auction, in favour of EU producers. Hydrogen is considered a key element for the decarbonised production of steel, cement, and chemicals. Historically, EU manufacturers managed to capture a relevant share of the global market – but as China is ramping up production and looking to begin exporting, the industry is looking for aid. “The European hydrogen ecosystem is well-placed to contribute to reaching the objectives of the energy transition,” explains Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of lobby group Hydrogen Europe, in a letter sent to the designated Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday 3 July.”

Von der Leyen urged to shield EU hydrogen industry, with focus on electrolyser producers
Articolo – Euractiv

“From some angles it seems as if thermal coal, the world’s dirtiest fuel, is having a tough year. Prices are down a bit. China, which gobbles up over half the world’s supply, is in economic trouble; a surge in hydropower generation there is squeezing out the fuel. In May g7 members agreed to phase out coal plants, where emissions are not captured, by 2035. Mining stocks are trading at a huge discount.”

Is coal the new gold?
Articolo – The Economist

“India  currently  faces  a  situation  where  economic  growth  and  citizens’  welfare  depend on factors like access to energy. Under these circumstances, it becomes critical to examine the need of renewable energy in India. With its commitments on  dealing  with  climate  security  issues  and  its  own  Nationally  Determined  Contributions, India now banks on clean and renewable sources of energy as the best option available at its disposal. Amidst the Covid-19 and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, energy security has, therefore, become the key concern of India’s foreign policy. India’s excessive reliance on coal and petroleum led to its increase in  emissions  generating  environmental  havocs.  To  avert  these  crises,  India  is  boosting up its renewable energy sector as the best option for a sustainable future. It has also taken progressive steps in the promotion of renewable energy through multilateral  partnerships  like  the  International  Solar  Alliance.  At  the  27th  Conference  of  Parties  (CoP-27)  held  in  Egypt  in  2022,  India  stated  how  it  had  achieved great heights in RE through its updating of the Nationally Determined Contributions in August 2022. Therefore, the paper answers an important question in  the  literature  on  renewable  energy  politics: “In  which  ways  has  India  linked  climate diplomacy with energy security after Covid-19 through the promotion of renewable  sources  at  the  international  and  national  levels?”  The  paper  is  significant for researchers to view India’s role as a Global South climate leader in a post-pandemic world order by bridging the Global South and the global north divide  through  renewable  sources  promotion.  The  paper  also  explores  the  close  relationship  between  climate  change  and  energy  security,  especially  in  a  post  Covid-19  world,  where  climate  change  and  energy  crises  are  no  more  national  issues but global issues.”

Green Energy Diplomacy in the Post Covid-19 World: India’s Efforts towards Climate and Energy Security  in the Global South
Ricerca – Political Science and Public Administration Journal

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