Climate Variability and Energy Security in Italy

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Fabio Farinosi

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Jaroslav Mysiak

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Lorenzo Carrera

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

Energy and water security are arguably among the most important present-day societal and environmental challenges. Amidst the early signs of human induced climate change, both energy and water management systems are undergoing sizeable transformations. In addition, water is a critically important resource for hydro- and thermoelectricity generation; fossil fuel extraction/processing, and for the production of biofuels. This paper analyses inter-dependences of energy and water in the Po River Basin District (PRBD) situated in the Northern Italy, the most industrialised part of the country and home to 17 million people. Specifically, we explore the role of climate variability as a part of the structural vulnerability of thermo- and hydroelectricity generation.

Keywords: Energy security, water security, climate variability, hydro- and thermoelectricity generation, Po River Basin

Suggested Citation

Farinosi, Fabio and Mysiak, Jaroslav and Carrera, Lorenzo, Climate Variability and Energy Security in Italy (December 1, 2013). CMCC Research Paper No. 205, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2637393 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2637393

Fabio Farinosi (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

Campo S. M. Formosa, Castello 5252
Venezia, 30122
Italy

Jaroslav Mysiak

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Lorenzo Carrera

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

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