Towards the energy transition and the electricity boom in 2022?

The expensive bills it continues to be the norm in this first half of 2022. Yet the theme of the energy transition has never before affected the public and political debate as this year. And if crises teach us to look for new opportunities and have the courage to explore new avenues, it’s good to start with a context analysis and from what several authoritative studies have repeated over the years on the two most important fossil fuels. support global needs: gas and oil. These fuels have not only run their course, but are also the cause of long wars and strife in a world that is increasingly interdependent in terms of resources and responsibility for the climate crisis. The consequences have found themselves in citizens’ pockets with price increases and increases, where it is still difficult to answer the fateful question: how long do the expensive bills last?

Another model is possible

Decarbonization is a goal both for the European Union and for the executive in the Draghi government, which made it explicit in National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). It allows for the abandonment of fossil sources, a strategy for hydrogen, greater efficiency in consumption and the entire energy supply from renewable sources. Based on these premises, it is possible to explain why energy release is possible and is the most sustainable and convenient choice, especially in the long term. The energy shift towards a more conscious consumption and the use of cleaner energy is the big challenge these days, especially if everyone is doing their part. To consume less electricity, for example, you can use simple precautions: from replacing obsolete appliances with more efficient ones, to washing at full load, up to using the air conditioner dehumidifier and regulating the room temperature. Solar cells are by far the best solution for producing energy yourself and even making money.

The boom in electricity: what will the energy of the future be?

How much do we spend today to meet our energy needs? We are not just talking about electricity, but also about fuels (gas and petroleum derivatives) for heating and mobility. Could we save money if an increasing portion of our energy needs, which we now meet with fossil fuels, were converted into electricity?

The answer is not trivial: it depends on the price of raw materials (electricity, natural gas, diesel, petrol), it still depends on our consumption, climatic conditions, machine efficiency and maintenance costs. The answer would certainly be simpler if we could have the cost of raw materials “for free”, and in that sense, the production of electricity from renewable sources is the most realistic solution. Another consideration: electric machines (from heat pumps to electric vehicles) are more efficient in nature as they do not provide internal combustion, they are subject to maintenance costs, risks and wear and tear on average lower than incinerators.

Recent government measures are increasingly facilitating the production of electricity from renewable sources and reducing consumption: government incentives, energy policies, administrative simplifications and authorization simplifications, tax deductions. The aim is clear: to stimulate the private sector to contribute to the national energy release process with the aim of making it a key player in the energy conversion process and to delight it with the possibility of getting better services at lower costs.

Then there are ethical and environmental considerations: pollution, air quality, CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, sustainability, economic recovery, evolution and innovation. From this point of view, fossil fuels appear to be more and more anachronistic, and for many applications, combustion machines can be replaced by electric machines, both in the civil and industrial sectors, including mobility.

A leading company’s solutions

There is a growing interest in innovation related to the production of energy from renewable sources, energy savings and electric mobility. It is a complex and broadly regulated sector where professionalism, competence and experience are “musts”: in this context Energita Sardinian business leader in the Sardinia energy sector, offers various solutions in response to consumer questions: from consulting to energy diagnostics, from solar cells to heat pumps, from electric scooters to electric charging stations for the car.

Finally, it is a matter of making a choice of field. The energy transition can not ignore the choices of governments, but not even those of individuals. Greater awareness of consumption, both at home and in the office, by investing in the energy efficiency of household appliances and in the field of electric mobility will lead to important results for the future of our cities and the planet.

2022 has all the potential to be the year of the electricity boom. A year that will also mark profound changes in the structure of the electricity grid, as we will go from an old concept of centralized production (power plants) to an increasingly distributed production. This is the case for the budding energy societies and those with collective self-consumption. New horizons for an ever greener future that looks at hydrogen and that involves collective responsibility, where even companies make conscious and far-sighted choices towards a circular and increasingly sustainable model.

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