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In 2014, every second, 1,071 barrels of oil and 109 cubic metres of natural gas were consumed. It is estimated that by 2030 the energy demand will increase 50%, this estimate can be quite impressive when we look at the amount of energy that will be required less than 15 years from now. The response to the growing energy demand is of two types, two different roads that are not alternative, that must be followed on parallel lines. On one hand the use of renewable sources that are less polluting must be promoted for the production of energy, on the other it is necessary to introduce a new energy and energy saving culture. Energy is not something that can be drawn on endlessly, it is a precious good, and must be used with care and with a rational attitude.

subjects dealt with in Energy knowledge

Energy sources

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Forms of energy

The energy mainly comes under two forms: work-energy and heat-energy. The former can be fully transformed into the latter, but…

Sustainable use of resources

When can it be said that use of a natural resource is sustainable? Generally we can say that a natural…

Saving energy

In the improved utilization of natural resources (and not only energy), research and technological innovation, national and local energy policies,…

special reports

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    3 November 2011 / Energy

    Human Development Index

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    10 January 2012 / Energy

    Shale gas

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    18 May 2011 / Energy

    Artificial photosynthesis

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    1 July 2007 / Energy

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  • 15 September 2008 / Energy

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    2 May 2006 / Energy

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  • 24 February 2016 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

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    23 October 2013 / Air

    Carbon Footprint

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  • 13 May 2013 / Earth

    Small steps, great footprints

    Which one takes up more space, an apple or a steak? Have you ever wondered how much space is taken…

    18 January 2016 / Energy

    Ten years of oil demand

    World oil demand Eni has recently published the 14th edition of the 2015 World Oil and Gas Review, the annual statistical…

  • 3 November 2011 / Energy

    Human Development Index

    People are the real wealth of a nation “People are the real wealth of a nation.” With these words the…

    10 January 2012 / Energy

    Shale gas

    The golden age of gas The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an international organisation that represents one of the points…

  • 27 September 2012 / Life

    Over 7 billion people on Earth

    World population hits 7 billion Demographers have estimated that on 31 October 2011 world population reached the 7 billion mark,…

    18 May 2011 / Energy

    Artificial photosynthesis

    Science is inspired by nature The history of science and technology is packed with discoveries and inventions inspired by nature.…

  • 1 July 2007 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Nepal

    The resources of diversity Nepal is an extremely varied country, with a complex morphology.  It contains different ecosystems in a…

  • 24 February 2016 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

    Renewable energy sources in Italy The GSE, Energy Services Operator, periodically publishes data and statistics on the renewable sources used…

  • 23 October 2013 / Air

    Carbon Footprint

    CO2 emissions and lifestyles If your parents decide to buy a new car, they might be attracted by a car…

  • 13 May 2013 / Earth

    Small steps, great footprints

    Which one takes up more space, an apple or a steak? Have you ever wondered how much space is taken…

  • 18 January 2016 / Energy

    Ten years of oil demand

    World oil demand Eni has recently published the 14th edition of the 2015 World Oil and Gas Review, the annual statistical…

  • 3 November 2011 / Energy

    Human Development Index

    People are the real wealth of a nation “People are the real wealth of a nation.” With these words the…

  • 10 January 2012 / Energy

    Shale gas

    The golden age of gas The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an international organisation that represents one of the points…

  • 27 September 2012 / Life

    Over 7 billion people on Earth

    World population hits 7 billion Demographers have estimated that on 31 October 2011 world population reached the 7 billion mark,…

  • 18 May 2011 / Energy

    Artificial photosynthesis

    Science is inspired by nature The history of science and technology is packed with discoveries and inventions inspired by nature.…

  • 1 July 2007 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Nepal

    The resources of diversity Nepal is an extremely varied country, with a complex morphology.  It contains different ecosystems in a…

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