The heavy rainfall and snowfall in the first part of the year in northern Italy did not only cause damage-although extensive and serious, for example in Piedmont and Aosta Valley-but also had the effect of increasing the production of hydroelectric power, that is, power produced by harnessing the energy of large masses of moving water. So far in 20...

Collaboration between Emilia Romagna and California is being strengthened, which as of today has one more tool thanks to a memorandum of understanding, signed by the presidency of the Emilia Romagna region Stefano Bonaccini and the U.S. governor, Gavin Newsom, to jointly address the challenge of climate change and identify common actions on the lev...

Italy-based Greenrail Group has been testing PV on railway sleepers along a railway line between the towns of Modena and Sassuolo, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, since 2018. “We designed the photovoltaic sleepers following the UNI 10349 standard,” CEO Emanuele Occhipinti told pv magazine. “These prototypes are part of an experimental section that has de...

Italian waste-to-energy company EBC Energy is making significant strides in the U.S. market with its recent expansion to Grand Rapids, Michigan. This move comes as the company seeks to leverage the U.S.'s vast market potential and navigate the saturated European waste-to-energy sector. EBC Energy's strategic decision to establish a business develop...

Europe is offering €370 million ($400 million) to Italian companies to set up a 'Green Hydrogen Valley' in Puglia. Italian energy company Edison (part of EDF Group), energy contractor Saipem, and Sosteneo SGR (the green finance arm of financial group Generali) said they planned to set up 260 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity and 160 MW of electroly...

Italy reached 30.28 GW of cumulative installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity after bringing online 5.23 GW of new plants in the past year, according to the latest data by trade body Italia Solare. The country ended 2023 with 1.59 million solar plants in operation, of which 50% are systems in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector and 22% are...

What does it take to produce green hydrogen more efficiently and cheaply? Apparently, small ruthenium particles and a solar-powered system for water electrolysis. This is the solution identified by a joint team involving the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology, IIT) of Genoa, and BeDimensional S.p.A. (an IIT spin-off)....

3Sun, Enel Green Power's photovoltaic cell and modules production gigafactory, has secured a 560 million euro financial package to back the expansion of its production capacity, in a significant milestone for Europe’s energy transition and security. The financing was made possible through a collaborative effort between the European Investment Bank...

During the silence of the lockdown in 2020, an innovation in the energy sector came to life in the corridors of the Milan Polytechnic University. Two young researchers had a bold idea: to create rechargeable lithium metal batteries. These batteries, known for their enormous storage capacity but so far disposable, could revolutionize the energy sect...

Snam announced that the Modena Hydrogen Valley, one of the first and most important projects for the development of renewable hydrogen to support the energy transition in Italy, has been officially launched. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Modena City Hall for the establishment of a hydrogen production hub built by the Hera Group an...