Energy efficiency? Italy seems to be on the right track if it is true, as it is true, that at the end of 2012 our country reached 65 of the energy saving target set for 2016. According to Rino Romani, Head of the UTEE-Technical Unit of Efficiency Energetica di ENEA, government incentives for energy efficiency made it possible to save 80 at the end of 2012.
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The crisis in the Euro Zone is making itself felt stronger and stronger: it seems that in some geographical areas the economic crisis has forced the inhabitants to do without or reduce the use of heating. Already between 2009 and 2010 ISTAT data revealed a decrease in expenses for hairdressers, beauticians and travel.
In Italy, geothermal energy is not exploited at all. A project that started in Naples a few years ago, the Campi Flegrei deep drilling project, ended in a stalemate. Today the spotlight is on Ferrara and on a low-enthalpy geothermal plan. The Ferrara project can count on European funds dedicated to the construction of geothermal plants.
Nothing is thrown away from the pig and not even grapes. From the vineyard to the glass, everything is recycled and everything is reused. It is a time of care for the environment, after years of easygoing, but also of saving and spending review. And if necessity sharpens your wits, this crisis has at least one good side and it is called innovation.
Life in northern Nigeria is particularly hard, here the communities live in a semi-deserted rural area and most of the population makes ends meet through assisted agriculture. Due to the lack of refrigerators, food spoilage is a major problem in remote locations like this one.
You know how much Christmas shopping costs your pocket but you don't know how much it costs the environment! We are in the middle of the holiday season, each of you has already wrapped and delivered Christmas gifts but what impact has your shopping had on the environment? Are you a wild and unbridled consumer or a more virtuous one?
Consumption and maintenance penalize investments The price of electricity worries companies, especially SMEs, already committed to staying competitive and keeping overall costs under control. This is why the prudent management of suppliers and the adoption of measures to reduce energy costs have become strategic priorities.
Apple has decided to double the power plant capacity of its North Carolina data center. The power plant is fuel cell and currently has a power of 5 MW. After the upgrade, its power will reach 10 MW making that of North Carolina the largest fuel cell power plant in the world of hitech, thus snatching the title from the eBay system.
We have seen how to furnish an office paying attention to good environmental practices. Today we see some strategies to make our office more efficient from an energy point of view. Cutting energy waste is equivalent to protecting the environment and saving money: every watt of electricity saved turns into a handful of extra cents that we will find in our wallets at the end of the month.
From left, Oscar Farinetti of Eataly and Giuseppe Sciarrone of NTVEataly and Italo together for the environment. With two interesting initiatives: Eataly Real Estate, real estate of the Eataly Group (chain of points of sale in the food sector specialized in typical products) will carry out an environmental footprint assessment (carbon footprint and water footprint) regarding the design of the Green Retail Park that will be built in Turin.
For decades, man arbitrarily polluted the air, then finally became aware that he was destroying the planet. Now more than ever, solutions are needed to limit air pollution. Atmospheric pollution is caused by industrial fumes, car exhaust and heating systems.
Having an ecological home is the dream of many! Yes, those with solar panels, without drafts, maybe completely passive. Green ecological houses are simple to build but who already has a house must give up their green hopes and beliefs? There are many intermediate solutions without modifying the structure. of the House.
Underground Power is the leading company in the design and production of systems capable of converting linear motion into electrical energy thanks to the development and production of "energy harvesting" devices, ie those devices capable of collecting and converting environmental energy. The company has produced a device that harnesses the kinetic energy of moving vehicles.
Domestic consumption of electricity is a non-negligible item of expenditure in the family budget, and in addition it affects the CO₂ emissions that pollute the planet. Here, then, are household appliances that are increasingly cost-effective, now recognizable thanks to the energy classification required by the legislation.
Those who need or want to replace the old boiler, change the electric water heater or install thermal solar panels, can take advantage of the incentives on thermal renewables. To obtain the benefits, however, do not miss the click-day, that is the day in which the applications can be sent electronically.
We have already examined the prices of photovoltaics, we know how much it costs to install a solar system but what we do not know is how long the economic return on investment takes. Also in terms of energy efficiency, does energy-saving lighting pay off? Above all, how long does it take to recover the initial investment?
In Italy, the spread of biomass plants proceeds in fits and starts, yet biomass can bring concrete benefits to the environment and to the budget of the company that decides to outsource the activity to a plant. Biomass plants, especially those that use wood waste as a "fuel", could play a leading role in national energy production, thus breaking the bonds with coal sources.
Terna, the first operator of networks for the transmission of electricity in Europe, has made public the first results regarding solar production in Italy. It seems that in 2012 the production of solar energy satisfied 5.6 per cent of the country's electricity needs. In relative terms, this factor makes Italy the most industrialized country in the world when it comes to solar energy!
When we talk about renewable energy, our mind imagines a wind farm, a photovoltaic system and at most a geothermal power plant, we hardly focus attention on the waves and sea currents, yet this is an energy resource of great importance for the planet. The energy of the wave motion is able to exploit the kinetic energy of the waves for the production of electricity with a system called cimoelectric.
The one presented at CES 2013 by LG is among the first TVs to benefit from oled technology. When it comes to TV, high definition or 3D features are not enough to amaze, which have now almost become standards. Today, smart televisions, in order to impress us, must allow us to browse the internet, ensure us access to streaming video services and must have impeccable aesthetics.
The transition from oil-fired heating to district heating (if a network of this type exists, of course) leads to estimated savings of between 30 to 40 percent. Compared to a traditional gas heating, on the other hand, the benefits in the bill range between about 5 and 15 percent, because a lot depends on the condition of the system in use.