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Themes dealt with in energy

Energy knowledge

In 2014, every second, 1,071 barrels of oil and 109 cubic metres of natural gas were consumed. It is estimated…

The energy system

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

Oil

Today 1,096 barrels of oil are consumed every second worldwide, i.e. 174,264 litres. At present oil is the most important source…

Natural gas

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

Coal

Coal has dominated the world energy scenario since the Eighteenth century, up to 1970 and in 2013 it accounts for…

Nuclear

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

Biomass

In 2014 biomasses satisfied 10,3% of energy requirement worldwide (International Energy Agency Key World Energy Statistics 2016). Exploitation of this…

Hydroelectric

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

Solar

In our Country (Italy) mean annual solar radiation ranges from 3.6 kWh per square metre per day in the Po river…

Wind

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

Geothermal

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

Hydrogen

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

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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