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In here introductory speech, Ninna Commeau – Adviser to Deputy Director General, DG Energy and Transport – European Commission – clearly stated the importance for the EU to maintain and develop the nuclear energy sector. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1TgtgEY5EC0″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Some years ago, speaking about nuclear energy was more or less a bad word.… » read more

Giancarlo Aquilanti, Head of the Nuclear Technology Area at ENEL, explains the state of the nuclear energy in Italy. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xG57PUo3lBI” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Q: Italy has recently ended the turmoil on the construction of nuclear plants. Can you tell us briefly how this is evolving? And is the view of the Italian population… » read more

Enel, the former Italian electricity monopolist, now has operations in eleven countries in Europe and the Americas. Andrea Valcalda, who is in charge of the company’s envirnonmental and innovation projects, strongly argues in favour of more environmental responsibility and more investment into advanced technologies from energy companies. Andrea Valcalda’s speech (3.5 MB mp3) valcalda.mp3 Original… » read more

Podcast: Monica Frassoni, MEP

Eight minute interview with Monica Frassoni, MEP and Co-President of the GREENS/EFA Group in the European Parliament. monica_frassoni44.mp3 Mrs Frassoni draws a clear distinction between different forms of ‘low carbon’ technology, taking issue with the term itself: “When you talk about nuclear and clean coal, you are not talking about renewables, and you are not… » read more

Invigorating energy reform in Kosovo and Serbia has the ability to partially override the current political impasses of the region. The roadmap towards energy security has been laid out in a series of international treaties and European Union (EU) standards obligations. Now invigorated domestic efforts are needed to make energy reform a priority, including the… » read more

12 minute interview with Roberto Zangrandi, Head of European Affairs at Enel, during the lead-up to the first “Speak Up Europe” energy debate. roberto_zangrandi44.mp3 “We are a former monopolist … operating in a country with no direct fuel resources. … The green MPs have very well argued views … The only disagreement with us currently… » read more

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