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SD Bulletin 54

Send date: 2013-02-04 10:20:25


SD bulletin 54
EU “Year of Air” in 2013
According to recent research, a majority of Europeans believe that in the last 10 years air quality has deteriorated, and would welcome stronger actions to address air quality problems at EU level.
Compulsory Energy Audit for Enterprises
On December 13, 2012 a new Italian law made the Energy Audit compulsory for enterprises (law n.290, 13/12/12).
Sino-Italian Scientific and Technological Cooperation
The Executive Programme of Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Italian Republic and the People's Republic of China for the years 2013-2015 was signed in Beijing on January 16, 2013.
China is Cutting its Carbon Intensity
According to recent data provided by the National Development and Reform Commission, China appears to be in line with its emissions reduction target.
The Green Investment Report – How to Finance the Green Growth
Containing the global temperature rise within the relatively safe 2°C increase threshold would cost less than the sum that will be spent for rebuilding the areas damaged by hurricane Sandy in the United States.
New Agreement for RDF Combustion in Venice
On January 18 2013, ENEL and Veritas Ecoprogetto signed a new agreement for the combustion of 70.000 ton per year of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) in the Fusina "Andrea Palladio" thermal power plant over the next three years.
Zero Energy House
The first Italian energetically self-sufficient house has been recently built in Ancona (Marche Region, Italy) by Energy Resource S.p.A.
Biofuel vs. Photovoltaic Energy to Fuel Cars
Two main technological research streams for transport greening are biofuels and electric vehicles (EV), and the latter is especially interesting if the electricity comes from photovoltaic panels. Since both these technologies are based on solar energy being turned into fuel, a specific research based on the principles of Life Cycle Assessment has been made, to find out which system is the most efficient.


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