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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

The man and energy

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

The energy balance

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

Environment and territory

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

Energy transition

The expression 'energy transition' refers to the move towards sustainable economies, through the use of renewable energy, the adoption of energy-saving…

special reports

  • 23 October 2017 / 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 2018 / 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…

    12 June 2022 / Energy

    Wind power in Italy: where do we stand?

    Humans have been using wind power since ancient times. Indeed, wind power has been used for thousands of years in…

  • 30 April 2022 / Energy

    Solar energy in Italy: where do we stand?

    The Sun is the main source of energy on our planet, from which we derive almost all the forms of…

    5 September 2021 / Energy

    Faraday, an electrifying biography

    "The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly". This is one of the most famous quotes…

    14 July 2021 / Energy

    Italy's renewable sources

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

  • 18 February 2021 / Energy

    Is lithium the new petroleum?

    In 1925, Charlie Chaplin dedicated one of his most famous films to the “gold rush”, a phenomenon that in the…

    6 June 2020 / Energy

    Let's compost properly!

    Small introductory manual for aspiring composters Once upon a time there was the orange peel Once upon a time there…

    17 March 2020 / Energy

    Energy and renewable sources: what is the current status?

    The relentless growth of renewable energy sources continues... The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (Ren21) periodically publishes…

  • 23 October 2017 / 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 2018 / 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…

  • 12 June 2022 / Energy

    Wind power in Italy: where do we stand?

    Humans have been using wind power since ancient times. Indeed, wind power has been used for thousands of years in…

    30 April 2022 / Energy

    Solar energy in Italy: where do we stand?

    The Sun is the main source of energy on our planet, from which we derive almost all the forms of…

  • 5 September 2021 / Energy

    Faraday, an electrifying biography

    "The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly". This is one of the most famous quotes…

    14 July 2021 / Energy

    Italy's renewable sources

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

  • 18 February 2021 / Energy

    Is lithium the new petroleum?

    In 1925, Charlie Chaplin dedicated one of his most famous films to the “gold rush”, a phenomenon that in the…

    6 June 2020 / Energy

    Let's compost properly!

    Small introductory manual for aspiring composters Once upon a time there was the orange peel Once upon a time there…

  • 17 March 2020 / Energy

    Energy and renewable sources: what is the current status?

    The relentless growth of renewable energy sources continues... The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (Ren21) periodically publishes…

  • 23 October 2017 / 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 2018 / 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…

  • 12 June 2022 / Energy

    Wind power in Italy: where do we stand?

    Humans have been using wind power since ancient times. Indeed, wind power has been used for thousands of years in…

  • 30 April 2022 / Energy

    Solar energy in Italy: where do we stand?

    The Sun is the main source of energy on our planet, from which we derive almost all the forms of…

  • 5 September 2021 / Energy

    Faraday, an electrifying biography

    "The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly". This is one of the most famous quotes…

  • 14 July 2021 / Energy

    Italy's renewable sources

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

  • 18 February 2021 / Energy

    Is lithium the new petroleum?

    In 1925, Charlie Chaplin dedicated one of his most famous films to the “gold rush”, a phenomenon that in the…

  • 6 June 2020 / Energy

    Let's compost properly!

    Small introductory manual for aspiring composters Once upon a time there was the orange peel Once upon a time there…

  • 17 March 2020 / Energy

    Energy and renewable sources: what is the current status?

    The relentless growth of renewable energy sources continues... The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (Ren21) periodically publishes…

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    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need...

    Electricity and electrons

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

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

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    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...

    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...

    ITER fusion reactor

    The reactor that will be able to produce electronuclear energy without risk of explosion or radioactive waste...

    Phyto-depuration

    A very interesting project has been carried out by Lombardy region...

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    Wave Dragon, that swallows waves and generates electricity is a plant...

    Bio-climatic architecture

    Solar energy is playing a vital role with reference to bioclimatic architecture...

    Italian offshore wind farm

    The first Italian wind farm will be installed in the waters of the Strait of Otranto...

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    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need...

    Electricity and electrons

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

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    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…

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    In order to improve supply security, and therefore the diversification of sources to produce electric energy...

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

  • Hydrogen from biomass

    Hydrogen is an energy carrier that allows to generate energy in an environmentally sustainable way...

    ITER fusion reactor

    The reactor that will be able to produce electronuclear energy without risk of explosion or radioactive waste...

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    A very interesting project has been carried out by Lombardy region...

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    Every day the Earth receives enough solar energy to satisfy the global energy need...

  • Electricity and 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...

  • Cracking operations

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

  • Hydrogen from biomass

    Hydrogen is an energy carrier that allows to generate energy in an environmentally sustainable way...

  • ITER fusion reactor

    The reactor that will be able to produce electronuclear energy without risk of explosion or radioactive waste...

  • Phyto-depuration

    A very interesting project has been carried out by Lombardy region...

 
 
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