Themes dealt with in energy

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Energy knowledge

In 2012, every second, 1,056 barrels of oil and 108 thousand cubic metres of natural gas were consumed. Mean global…

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The energy system

With the term “energy system” we usually indicate the set of processes involving production, transformation, transport and distribution of energy…

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Oil

Today 1000 barrels of oil are consumed every second worldwide, i.e. 159,000 litres. At present oil is the most important…

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Natural gas

Natural gas is the last fossil source of energy  to be used on a global scale. For over a century,…

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Coal

Coal has dominated the world energy scenario since the Eighteenth century, up to 1970 and in 2011 it accounts for approximately…

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Nuclear

Nuclear power is the source of energy that has been able to conquer, in only fifty years, a share that…

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Biomass

In 2011 biomasses satisfied approximately 10% of energy requirement worldwide (International Energy Agency Key World Energy Statistics 2013). Exploitation of…

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Hydroelectric

Water is one of the oldest sources for the production of energy. It is a renewable, abundant and clean source.…

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Solar

In our Country (Italy) mean annual solar radiation ranges from 3.6 kW per square metre in the Po river plain area,…

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Wind

Man has been using wind energy for thousands of years. The Egyptians were the first to experiment sailing on the…

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Geothermal

Our planet constantly produces energy in the form of heat; from the deepest areas it spreads towards the surface: this…

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Hydrogen

The hydrogen used for the production of energy is gas molecule hydrogen, identified with the formula H2. It is a…

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Waste

In our daily activities, we produce a lot of waste. When we unwrap a packaged snack, or leave some broccoli…

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