On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, SRM presented the First “MED & Italian Energy Report. Energy sources, flow and strategies of Italy between Europe and the Mediterranean”, at the Sala Assemblee, Palazzo Piacentini of Intesa Sanpaolo, via Toledo 177 (ex Banco di Napoli).
Among the speakers: Francesco Profumo, President of the Compagnia di San Paolo.
The Report is the result of the synergy between SRM and the ESL@Energy Center of the Energy Department of the Politecnico di Torino. The Institutions are planning and implementing a project for an annual survey on Energy & Mediterranean, based on a new conception of science-based think-tank, integrating data analytics, numerical modelling, geo and socio-policy analysis and geomatics. The MED & Italian Energy Report 2019 is the first output of this joint effort.
The Joint Research Center of European Commission and the Matching Energies Foundation also contributed to the creation of the Report.
Currently fossil fuels are crucial for the Mediterranean region in terms of production, consumption and transfer toward Central/Northern Europe. Mediterranean plays a role of “energy highway” for flows coming from other areas and directed to Europe and to the world; 30% of world oil and almost 75% of all the other energy resources transit through this basin directed towards Italy and the other European countries.
In the future, Mediterranean can play a major role in energy transition toward renewable energy sources.