Energy is expensive. Energy prices remain very high, with oil remaining above $ 80 per barrel and the cost of gas held hostage, as observed by some analysts, in the “tug-of-war” between Moscow and Brussels. What solution? “Accelerate on renewables,” he tells SkyTG24 Business Paolo Merli, CEO of Erg. A road that the Union has long since undertaken, as evidenced by the ambitious goal of becoming a global leader in the energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
An appointment to which Italy, however, will be late: “To achieve the objectives of the NRR” (THE SPECIAL OF SKY TG24) – continues the expert – “in the next ten years we should install 70 thousand megawatts of renewable energy, mainly wind and solar, which means 7000 megawatts per year. In recent years we have gone at a rate of less than 1000 megawatts per year and 2021 will be no different. So “at this rate” we would not reach these goals in 2030, but in the 2070 or 2080 “. Eyes focused on the authorization phases, which Merli defines “the real bottleneck of this development”: an acceleration would be possible “to the extent that there was a system of rules that would allow a wind farm to be authorized in one year, rather than in the 5/6 years that are needed today “.
Meanwhile, ten European countries are asking the Commission to also consider nuclear power for the energy transition, given that it is a technology that does not actually emit CO2. Something unthinkable for Erg’s number one: “The path taken by the EU seems clear to me”. And then, “the new generation of nuclear power takes years and a technological maturity”.
In the episode of SkyTG24 Business on October 12 (review it here), space will also be given to the future challenges of Italian small and medium-sized enterprises, with Ubaldo Livolsi, expert in economics and finance and former CFO of Fininvest.