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ONE April-June 2016

One - n.02/2016

In questo numero sono presenti i seguenti articoli:

5 years after Fukushima: Nuclear power prospects dim (Leonard Hyman and William Tilles, Oilprice.com)

Five years after a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident at Fukushima that killed thousands and displaced many more, the Japanese are still cleaning up, people still cannot return to their homes and, possibly the least important statistic, Tokyo Electric…

Five Takeaways from National Renewable Energy Policy Forum 2016 (Gil Jenkins , Environmental Leader)

“Policy still matters” was the theme of this year National Renewable Energy Policy Forum. An event, held in Washington last March, which served to remind everyone that while 2015 was a transformational year in terms of policy wins (i.e., COP…

The unprecedented coral bleaching disaster at the Great Barrier Reef, explained (Brad Plumer, Vox.com)

The scientists who study the Great Barrier Reef are shocked and horrified by what they’re seeing right now. Record hot temperatures in the Pacific Ocean — driven by global warming and a powerful El Niño — have fueled the worst…

The harsh lesson of Monte Narba (Gianni Serra, One Editor)

The Monte Narba silver and lead mine, located in the Municipality of San Vito (Sardinia, Italy), is a symbol of the wealth of industrial and architectural heritage inherited from mining golden era. But it is equally emblematic of the inability…

Clean energy from human urine (Alice Masili, One Team)

It used to be good only for water closets. Not true anymore. From human urine now we can extract potable water and energy too. Energy self-sufficiency can be reached even using waste products as human urine. All we need to…

Microalgae to capture CO2: a viable alternative to conventional CCS? (Xing Zhang, One Team)

In April 2013 at the site of the, a green coloured house captured people’s attention. The outer layer of the house was made of algae panels. Flue gas and water were pumped into the panels for algae to grow. Apart…

Ensuring energy security in the age of renewables (Toby Lockwood)

The last ten years have seen a remarkable growth in the use of wind and solar power worldwide as nations have sought to make dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions from their energy sectors. From a mere 2.6 GW in 2004,…

True lies? (Jez Abbott)

The saga started last autumn. The allegations, however, of a huge corporate cover-up on the then emerging science of climate change date back around 40 years. And now the FBI could become involved. The saga of one of the world’s…