Nomisma Energia is an independent research company in the energy and environmental fields, whose objective is to provide consultancy in the energy field, assisting its clients in defining their strategies. Through the words of its president Davide Tabarelli, the latest advice is related not only to energy, but also to the environment. According to Tabarelli, the green transition, which also includes the arrival of electric cars, looking at the automotive sector, And “suicide“.
“The ecological transition, unlike what the dreamy ecologists and the EU Commission tell us, does not hold up economically and does not guarantee the security of the energy supply that our continent needs. This European sacrifice reminds me so much of certain practices of our Middle Ages when we were also at the forefront of religion and to atone for our sins we whipped ourselves. Today we do it to atone for the sin of Co2. Let’s say it as it is: we must continue to work on the transition but ensuring that there is gas and that there is production of electricity also from other non-renewable sources because when there is no sun and no wind, prices are not that just splash, tend to infinitySaid Tabarelli, according to what was reported by the Resto del Carlino.
“We don’t just need energy. We need concentrated energy, energy density, accumulations. Well, we cannot accumulate the energy of the sun or the wind: just look at what is happening in Great Britain these days, where there is no wind and prices have shot up to 400 euros per megawatt hour. In short, it is a huge risk to have renewables without accumulation: it is true that something is being done, research gives us hope, but we are very far from having quantities comparable to those of traditional sources. In recent years, the trends that have focused on ecology and the risks associated with climate change have won. Environmentalists like Timmermans are in power who see ecology as a redemption from the bad European capitalism that pollutes: it is true that European industry has polluted, but less than others. The result is that the other two key aspects of energy policy have been completely forgotten: competitiveness and security of supply.He concluded.
Ferruccio De Bortoli, in L’Economia, writes, despite being in favor of an energy revolution: “Transition costs, which are politically difficult to talk about, are considered little (or hidden). Better to raise the bar of expectations of sustainability, designing scenarios that are as attractive as they are difficult to reach, thus underestimating the commitment and sacrifices necessary. The costs are also political, because (and this is not said) the working classes and the products that are “poorer” in added value (transport, agriculture) are the categories destined to pay the highest prices. Alessandro Penati, on Domani, focused on another aspect neglected in the public debate on the energy transition: the trend in relative prices of the various sources which, in his opinion, may be inconsistent with the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Fit for 55. “An electric car – Penati writes – it requires an average of 80 kilos of copper, four times that of a traditional one, even at current prices the greater demand for copper alone would have a value equal to the cost of oil saved by electric cars“. The goal of reducing emissions, and capturing them, by 55% (compared to 1990) by 2030 is absolutely commendable. But the EU accounts for less than 8% of global emissions. If all that is proposed were achieved, global emissions would be reduced by a marginal one percent. Meanwhile, China, the absolute largest polluter (but not per capita), dominates the market for renewables and electric batteries which the Old Continent will increasingly need, while it has planned 48 coal-fired power plants, despite the commitments to achieve carbon neutrality in 2060“.
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