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etc Bulletin 28

Send date: 2010-08-10 10:02:56
September SICP Advanced Training Courses
Coming Up Next at VIU
After a short summer break, the Advanced Training Program will start again in September with a busy schedule in both Italy and China, including two training programs in Italy, events at the Shanghai Expo 2010, at the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences and in Tianjin.
VIU will also host the second session of the course for the black sea Region, organised in cooperation with the REC-Regional Environmental Center.
The First Solar Thermal Plant Working 24/7
ENEL, the main electric energy company in Italy, has recently inaugurated a new solar thermal plant in Riolo Gargallo, Sicily, which is able to function 24 hours, will save 2,100 tonnes of oil equivalent and reduce 2,350 tons of CO2 emissions in addition to the current plant performance.
Energy From The Sea, A New Renewable Source Is It Worth It?
European policy-makers have introduced a challenging energy strategy, "The ocean can become a major element of this strategy: ocean energy.” These are the opening words of the "Oceans of Energy: European Ocean Energy Roadmap 2010-2050" presented last May by the European Ocean Energy Association.
Milano Taxi – An Electric Taxi!
The Municipality of Milan, due to its traffic problems is an optimal case study for Urban Sustainability. The Municipality and the Agency in charge of transport (AMAT-Mi) have been working on this issue for many years and a recent idea to support this approach is the electric taxi.
Life+ an Opportunity for the Environment!
Life+ is a European Program and an important tool for project financing on environmental issues. The results of the 2009 Life+ call were announced this month.
Italy won first place for the overall number of selected projects.
New European Directive on Energy Performance in Buildings.
A new European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) came into force on July 9, 2010, amending the previous one, which dates back to 2002. The main aim of the new Directive is to strengthen the energy performance requirements, taking into account climatic and local conditions, as well as indoor climate environment and cost-effectiveness.
Zeroemission, an International Fair Dedicated to Renewable Energies.
Rome, Italy. September 7 – 9, 2010
The event is an important appointment for all those companies and operators interested in the development of renewable energies, emission trading and environmental sustainability. Zeroemission will include also conferences, workshops and meetings involving a wide range of international experts.


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