Friday, February 27, 2009

Increase in the Municipalities Renewable

While the Italian government is thrown into nuclear territories give quite different signals. This report came to the fourth edition, says that there are almost semi, 2800 more than last year, the Italian municipalities that have at least a renewable energy facility installed in their territory. Yet despite this the procedures for authorization of the facilities are not easy, and yet lack of national guidelines for the approval of projects, and is a strong need to encourage the integration of renewable into buildings, all of which favor the spread. The most widely used renewable source is the solar thermal and photovoltaic. Nearly 700 municipalities that have installations of mini-hydroelectric, biomass than 600, 245 have 73 wind turbines and geothermal. The most virtuous behavior and worthy of note comes from small communities, which often are able to cover almost the entire energy needs with renewable sources. Via

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Puglia and Tuscany say no to nuclear power

After the Piedmont is also and Puglia and do not know what they want on their territory to be installed nuclear power. Said President of the Land and Environment of the Regional Council:

The government knows that Tuscany does not provide for the installation of power in the region that uses atomic energy. Our energy future is not built bringing to life the most dangerous dinosaurs, but with an industrial policy and employment centered on the massive use of renewables and the diversification of supply sources, with methane in a fuel transition. For this reason, the Tuscany, with its Energy Plan, gives a clear No to any location on our territory. A Chernobyl twenty years from any of the problems of that time was minimally resolved by the disposal of radioactive waste to the facility security and high costs that make it unacceptable and have also pushed the United States of Obama to do without it and to focus strongly on 'wind and solar.

Michele Alderman ecology of the region Puglia says:

Puglia has stated in its Environmental Energy Plan by notifying the incompatibility of the nuclear source with the choices that carries energy. The decisions taken by the Council President will not, therefore we neither consent nor acquiescence Regionale the institution, especially since Italy already produces a considerable amount of energy, more than 8,000 MW, which makes available to the country for 88% and that is destined to grow in the coming months. Rather the government should not penalize us by stopping the electricity tariff, as it has done in law leading to the short maturity of one year a certain increase of 30% of the electricity bill for citizens and businesses of Southern compared to a corresponding decrease of the same for the north. As you can see so much energy producing and making it available not only in Italy does not benefit, but does not absolve us from the penalty imposed by the center-right government. Via


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mercedes Bresso

I received a release from the Piedmont Region, which says that they are not available to host a nuclear power. Writes the President Mercedes:

We do not want nuclear power in Piedmont. In a national energy worrying about cultures, the government declares its intention to build 4 nuclear power generation with France in joint design. Piedmont there is strong and maintains its proposal to invest in renewable energy sources to support the development, boost the economy, reduce consumption, protect the environment. Today, in fact, as demonstrated by the choices made by all countries in the developed world, which reduce the research and develop nuclear and renewable energy, the solutions are another. Our no, the stress, also affects the economic scenario, not just the environment. Piedmont began this journey a year ago, producing job opportunities and improving the quality of our territory.

It would seem not, in fact, adds Andrea, regional energy that at this point should be remade for a referendum to know the will of the Italians: After skipping the statement.

The country has already expressed through a referendum: we would like to understand the Premier and the Minister how the Government intends to circumvent the results of a referendum. We should return to consult the public to know if they have changed their minds or at least open a major debate in the country. Regarding the site of three, we remain firm on the views previously expressed.

Nicola Ruggiero concludes Regional environment:

I think before you speak of a new era in nuclear power, which we consider obsolete, dangerous and unacceptable, it is appropriate for the Piedmont is finally released from radioactive waste, which still in its territory. Piedmont has so far paid a price salatissimo.

Piedmont has been investing in clean energy over 300 million euros until 2013.

Via | Comunicato stampa

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Clarification on nuclear power and refedendum 1987

Anytime you hear talk of nuclear power in Italy, it is obvious to think of the referendum of 1987. The question that everyone is always doing the usual: "How is it possible that the Italian people voted against nuclear energy, and today is the proposed opening of new power plants?". We believe that each of us has an answer to this question. In any case, to provide a concrete basis for discussion, let us do some 'clarity without considering the merits of the "taste" or "wrong." As surely you know, the referendum of 1987 was a repeal. The Courier today shows the three clerks:

1 - It was requested the abolition of the State if a municipality had not granted a site for the initiation of a nuclear power plant in its territory. Yes I won with 80, 6%.
2 - It was requested the removal of state subsidies for local governments because of the presence on their territories of nuclear power. I mean s'imposer with 79.7%.
3 - It was requested the repeal of the possibility for Enel to participate abroad in building nuclear power plants. Yes I got the 71.9%.

As reported on Italians in a reply to an email:

1 - By law, the results of the referendum are binding, but for the duration of the constitutional experts are divided.
2 - It is not true that the referendum of 1987 made it illegal repeal or nuclear power.

That said, there is important that all express its opinion on concrete bases, without falling into easy game "against all" or "all-pro". To you the word. Read more

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Germany: The lighting is required (but it?)

I received a press release that advertises a service called Dial4light. In practice, says the press release, you can have a home automation service, targeted at government and private and used by people who used to turn on and off the lamps that illuminate the streets by a call by phone. The service costs 3.5 euros per 15 minutes. And as an example of public management through the call on my phone it mentions the small town of inhabited from 900 souls, 189 souls, was one of the people to realize the service that allows you to switch lamps Public for 15 minutes, using just the phone, to Instead, you pay 3.5 euro per hour and two hours costing twice. The problem is that Dial4light uses a 6-digit code, a kind of password, which serves to identify the road to be lit and if one does not know him you should bring, in the dark, with a pile of light, off, find it and ask the automated voice service switching.

Via | Press Release

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Nuclear power plants in Sicily? Only after a referendum

A big supporter of building a nuclear power plant in Sicily is Minister of Environment, who had just promised that within 5 years if they would be built probably around Syracuse.

To find out what the official position of the region, after the Environmental Energy Plan, adopted February 3 opens a possibility to nuclear I spoke with the press of Lombardo, President of the Region, which stated that:

According to the EP, you can build a nuclear power plant in Sicily, provided that they meet three requirements:
1) If the Sicilian express their consent a referendum;
2) If the building it from a cost / benefit analysis;
3) If there is a power of last generation and absolutely safe;

Also clarifies that the information in the press releases at this time, concerning the fact that nuclear power may arise in the province of Augusta are part of an argument on any possibility. In fact, said that certainly if you go to a building will be taken into account ex-industrial sites or in the process of dismantling and re-clear by the nuclear industry.

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