The first generator for storing electricity, the battery, was made in Italy by Alessandro Volta. Today, with the very ambition to imitate Volta and bring Italy back to the center of the technological vanguard, there is Salvatore Pinto, charismatic founder of GES (Green Energy Storage). The young Italian company, founded in Trento in 2015, is a smal...

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the energy issue has been one of the most debated in Europe: with large countries almost fully dependent on Russian sources, fears for rising prices and the potential block of Russian energy imports run high.  We are now facing a difficult winter in Italy, with both oil and gas more expensive than they hav...

Italy is to turn down the heating in homes and businesses this winter as part of energy-saving plans to cut gas consumption and reduce the risks linked to a "potential total interruption" of gas flows from Russia. The plan, announced on Tuesday by Italy's ecological transition ministry, aims to save around 5.3 billion cubic metres of gas. Under the...

The Basilicata region in southern Italy is to make gas free for all residents thanks to an agreement between regional authorities and energy companies active in the area. Under a new law approved this week by the regional council, the cost of gas consumed by residents will be eliminated from their bills - reports newspaper Corriere della Sera - lea...

Italian company Energy Dome has opened the first of its remarkable grid-level energy storage plants. These "CO2 batteries" can store renewable energy over long periods and release it quickly, at less than half the cost of big lithium batteries. Large-scale energy storage is going to be required on an epic scale all round the world, as green energy...

Italy's Enel is keeping an eye on the United States for the development of its power distribution grids business as it presses ahead with plans to expand its digital footprint. "I personally would like to have a grid in the U.S. ... it makes sense for us," the group's head of global infrastructure and networks Antonio Cammisecra said on Monday. Cam...

According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Italy is an active and important player in the field of green development. The country’s leadership is strongest when connecting domestic and development cooperation priorities, illustrating its own actions on cultural heritage, agriculture, and food security. For examp...

Battery manufacturer Italvolt has signed a memorandum of understanding for its Gigafactory in Scarmagno, Italy, where it will deliver 45 GWh production capacity for battery cells. By June 2022, the final design is expected to be submitted, construction permits are expected by early 2023 and production will start in 2024. The Italvolt project plans...

The US subsidiary of Italian electronics giant Leonardo is building a $100m semiconductor laser fabrication plant in Arizona. Leonardo Electronics US Inc. (LEI) has purchased 12 acres in Oro Valley, north of Tucson, and is planning the construction of a state-of-the-art semiconductor laser manufacturing facility. LEI has been present in the Tucson...

Italy came top in the European Union for the circular economy for the third year running in 2019, according to a new report from the CEN-Circular Economy Network and alternative energy agency Enea Tuesday. Totting up the points from each sector of the circular economy, Italy was top with 79 followed by France with 68, Germany and Spain with 65 and...