“I’ll show you how our lives depend on space cybersecurity”

If our economy is already a space economy, our society is as well. Cyber security is strategic for the 8,000 satellites in orbit, while enemy states and hackers are on the prowl. Matteo Lucchetti, director of Cyber 4.0, tells Infra Journal: “Space is a useful but vulnerable economic domain. The most threatened sector is the government sector”

SAF, what's behind a green acronym

The Net-Zero 2050 goal in aviation depends largely on the adoption of sustainable fuels, but to date only 1% of the necessary infrastructure is ready. After the first 100% SAF commercial flight between London and NY, we take stock of the actual state of play to make this change possible

A young space leader, from Sicily to Mars: Chiara Cocchiara’s challenge

A brilliant student who overturned all preconceptions and, starting from the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, established herself in the world as a pioneer of space and the emerging space economy: the story, ambitions and projects of Chiara Cocchiara, an award-winning aerospace engineer with a penchant for the red planet

Goods and data in the crosshairs: how war is choking global trade in the Red Sea

Since November, the number of containers passing through the strait in front of Yemen has fallen by 70% and re-routing navigation around Africa is raising fears for a new spin on inflation. To make matters worse, militias may even target submarine cables passing through this route, a jugular vein for global trade and communications

The future of urban living: events and exhibitions to start 2024

From the Middle East to the United Kingdom, via Germany: the most interesting events among cultural institutions describe the contribution of design disciplines in the search for sustainable solutions dedicated to energy and living

Investing with sustainable impact: now there is also a ‘fund of funds’

Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR launched the first fund of funds in Italy focused on the impact investing market, linked to measurable social objectives in the areas of energy transition, digital and circular economy

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The condo's electric car: is it the sharing of the future? The bet on Genoa

Electric car sharing can become a reality in communities of residents who self-produce renewable energy. A change in habits and consumption is increasingly plausible, thanks in part to a 5.7 billion Italian plan for Renewable Energy Communities, approved by the EU. We discuss this with Maurizio Ferraris, Maps Energy Market Director

What airports will look like in 2050: the 5 megatrends of the future

Open, connected and ‘green’: airports around the world aim to facilitate travellers' access in a personalised, contactless and efficient way. Here are the five trends that will drive change as the world races towards 19 billion passengers per year

“Solar energy from every surface: this material will revolutionise our lives”

Flexible, versatile, efficient and durable: it is called perovskite and, according to researchers, it is the perfect material to produce photovoltaic energy from any object that is reached by light, even non-natural light. Annalisa Bruno, a professor working with the laboratory team that is developing its properties to achieve industrial applications, tells us about it

COP28, historic result? But climate change does not wait for politics

The COP28 Global Stocktake recognises for the first time that combating global warming requires doing without fossil energy sources. However, climate action cannot target 2050, it must accelerate from this decade and the current commitments of countries are not sufficient to stop the emergency

Electric cars: 3 innovative ideas for a faster recharge

Recharging times still are a critical issue in a travel experience by electric car. Three possible solutions are being studied to improve the EV-cars performance and to boost the spread of a more sustainable mobility: dynamic wireless charging, battery swapping and solid-state batteries

Fossil sources, is it still worth it? The risks of a future carbon lock-in

Building fossil-based infrastructure will block the energy transition of the industrial system, beyond the EU's decarbonisation deadlines. This delay will have an impact on climate and economic risks, due to the loss of competitiveness in the manufacturing sector and the spread of stranded assets in the energy sector

“We need a collective, diversified and inclusive energy transition”

Adnan Shihab Eldin, a luminary in Energy Studies, attended the 18th IAEE European Conference in Milan. Trends in energy security and clean energy transition need an holistic dialogue encompassing supply and demand facets

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Here's why zero emissions in aviation is a major challenge

The COP26 conference established the goal of zero emissions for the aviation industry by 2050. Airports and airlines are adopting anti-pollution initiatives, but public incentives would be useful in support of this commitment in an area of key importance for the economy

Here's why zero emissions in aviation is a major challenge

The COP26 conference established the goal of zero emissions for the aviation industry by 2050. Airports and airlines are adopting anti-pollution initiatives, but public incentives would be useful in support of this commitment in an area of key importance for the economy

Aviation is a key to the resumption of business and economic growth after two years of the pandemic. But the sector finds itself facing a number of important challenges, not only due to the complications of Covid-19 regulations, but for achieving the goal of decarbonisation. On the whole, air traffic accounts for about 3.8% of all emissions...
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“Green” taxonomy in the EU: an open approach is needed

The principle of “do no significant harm” cannot become an obstacle. Comparative, strategic assessment of the impact of investment would be more effective for supporting the green transition, as part of a shared “vocabulary” guiding sustainable finance

“Green” taxonomy in the EU: an open approach is needed

The principle of “do no significant harm” cannot become an obstacle. Comparative, strategic assessment of the impact of investment would be more effective for supporting the green transition, as part of a shared “vocabulary” guiding sustainable finance

Investment in transportation infrastructure will play a key role in the success of the European strategy of the Green Deal: development of rail transportation, sustainable evolution of road transportation, and technologies for transition in maritime and air transportation are essential to meet Europe’s goal of cutting carbon...
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