With the term “energy system” we usually indicate the set of processes involving production, transformation, transport and distribution of energy sources. Energy systems are usually extremely complex, and require skills from all fields of science in order to build and manage them. In fact, just as it is simple to use the energy that is made available to us at home (we press a switch and the light turns on) so is it difficult and complex to produce that energy and bring it right into our homes.

subjects dealt with in The energy system

energia_400x225_0036_l'uomo e l'energia

The man and energy

Energy has by now become an inseparable partner of human beings, who use it at any time every day in…

energia_400x225_0037_il bilancio energetico

The energy balance

The importance of energy in modern society led man not only to create complex “energy systems”, but also to try…

energia_400x225_0038_ambiente e territorio

Environment and territory

Energy is an indispensable element to guarantee the well-being and development of the planet. Without a regular supply of energy,…

special reports

  • 5 October 2011 / Energy

    The energy scenario in Italy

    The National Energy Balance Every year the Italian Ministry of Economic Development publishes the country's National Energy Balance. This gives…

    21 February 2013 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

    Renewable energy sources in Italy The GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici), the Italian energy services management authority, periodically publishes data…

    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…

  • 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…

    7 September 2011 / Energy

    Ten years of oil demand

    World oil demand The International Energy Agency  (IEA) recently published the data of world oil demand in 2010. This gives…

  • 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…

    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.…

    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…

  • 5 October 2011 / Energy

    The energy scenario in Italy

    The National Energy Balance Every year the Italian Ministry of Economic Development publishes the country's National Energy Balance. This gives…

    21 February 2013 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

    Renewable energy sources in Italy The GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici), the Italian energy services management authority, periodically publishes data…

  • 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…

    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…

    7 September 2011 / Energy

    Ten years of oil demand

    World oil demand The International Energy Agency  (IEA) recently published the data of world oil demand in 2010. This gives…

  • 5 October 2011 / Energy

    The energy scenario in Italy

    The National Energy Balance Every year the Italian Ministry of Economic Development publishes the country's National Energy Balance. This gives…

  • 21 February 2013 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

    Renewable energy sources in Italy The GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici), the Italian energy services management authority, periodically publishes data…

  • 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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    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need. Unfortunately we cannot exploit all this…

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    In all electric plants, excluding photovoltaic solar plants, mechanic energy is transformed into electric energy through the same basic procedure.…

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    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need. Unfortunately we cannot exploit all this…

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    In order to improve supply security, and therefore the diversification of sources to produce electric energy, in Italy, in some…

    Cracking operations

    At the end of the fractional distillation, long hydrocarbon molecules can be transformed into lighter molecules by means of more…

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    Hydrogen is an energy carrier that allows to generate energy in an environmentally sustainable way. However hydrogen is only present…

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    The reactor that will be able to produce electronuclear energy without risk of explosion or radioactive waste is called Iter…

    Phyto-depuration

    A very interesting project has been carried out by Lombardy region: the creation of a water phyto-depuration plant whose final…

  • Where does energy come from?

    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need. Unfortunately we cannot exploit all this…

    Plants activate electrons

    In all electric plants, excluding photovoltaic solar plants, mechanic energy is transformed into electric energy through the same basic procedure.…

  • Peat and peat-bogs

    The age of coal starts towards the mid 1600s, stimulated by the need for finding an alternative energy source to…

    Geographical distribution of energy

    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need. Unfortunately we cannot exploit all this…

  • Orimulsion

    In order to improve supply security, and therefore the diversification of sources to produce electric energy, in Italy, in some…

    Cracking operations

    At the end of the fractional distillation, long hydrocarbon molecules can be transformed into lighter molecules by means of more…

  • Where does energy come from?

    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need. Unfortunately we cannot exploit all this…

  • Plants activate electrons

    In all electric plants, excluding photovoltaic solar plants, mechanic energy is transformed into electric energy through the same basic procedure.…

  • Peat and peat-bogs

    The age of coal starts towards the mid 1600s, stimulated by the need for finding an alternative energy source to…

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