This issue of CESI’s Energy Journal focuses on Europe for two reasons. First, we want to celebrate a continent that is hosting two of the most significant events of 2015: the Universal Expo in Milan and the COP21 in Paris. Second, we want to focus our attention on the reform of energy markets at European level. As Vice-President Šefčovič says in the speech we publish, the need for more interconnections between member states lies at the core of this new vision.
The same need for interconnections is also addressed by the concluding remarks of another historical event: the VII Summit of the Americas, held in Panama in April 2015, where Barack Obama and Raúl Castro sat together. EJ presents a brief report of this event, underlining key topics in the energy field.
But EJ doesn’t address just Europe or Americas. In fact, the Climate Conference in Paris will host additional protagonists: countries from the Middle East, which are currently preparing for the event. The World Green Economy Summit, which we address in this issue, is a key step leading up to COP21.
We also pay special attention to the serious consequences of hydrogeological risk
. Last March in Rome CESI hosted an important roundtable on this critical topic and today we highlight the main conclusions that emerged from that discussion.
Finally, beginning with this issue, EJ is also available for free on the Apple Store. You can now conveniently download and read our Energy Journal wherever and whenever you like on your personal mobile device (iPad or iPhone).
We hope you enjoy the reading.