Europe's energy problems have little to do with access to clean, reliable and affordable energy, and everything to do with pushing unrealistic energy policy options. And European households and businesses are paying a high price for these misguided decisions.
Which winter lies ahead for Germany? A dark winter, and that is not a metaphor. The governing parties and the media across the Alps are informing the population about the energy rationing coming this fall.
Since 2021 we have been facing a global energy crisis, further exacerbated this year by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and Western sanctions against Moscow. Italy is among the countries most affected by this crisis. What are the scenarios for the coming winter? What are the causes of the crisis? And the possible solutions?
We would have to multiply electricity production more than tenfold to have the amount sufficient to power our country and its cars, if all electric. That is why stopping internal combustion engines in 2035 is basically unrealistic.
"Energy Sovereignty" is a book that serves to alert us to the challenges now and those to come, but it also tries to offer insights into seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The problems related to rising energy prices, although serious, are not insurmountable.
There are 100 billion cubic meters of gas that the EU no longer intends to import from Russia, already by 2023. Even in the most optimistic estimates, there is still a deficit of at least 60 billion cubic meters of gas.
Three experts renowned internationally discussed for Centro Studi Machiavelli how the Russian-Ukrainian war will proceed and what the consequences will be for Europe and America.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has imposed a difficult challenge on NATO and Europe. In particular, our continent risks to come out destabilized, between war at the gates, wave of refugees and socio-economic repercussions of sanctions. What are the scenarios for the near future and how should NATO and European countries deal with them?
I visited the ITER Hydrogen Fusion Research Center in Cadarache (Marseille). This is an international project under construction by an international consortium to build a hydrogen fusion reactor to generate electricity.