Do It Yourself Energy

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People at the moment are talking about the finance law. Of money to be taken from this or the other social group. To comment on the Budget law I need to give a full time job to a qualified accountant and publish tables, numbers percentages, and statistical and historical comparisons over a period of weeks.
Who remembers the Budget law of 1998 or the 1989 one? What did they mean for all of us? The finance law changes nothing in the country.
Someone will get the worst of it more than others. They will develop antibodies and will try to dodge taxes. That's it. The finance law is about finances and the country has seen too much about finance. Now we need the facts. The politicians will do nothing. They are old in spirit and in the use of language. Banker's language. It's up to us to do the Budget law or rather the Entrepreneurial law. A do it yourself Entrepeurial law.
Let's take as an example the village of Berlingo. Let's clone it for all the other villages.

"Having noticed your interest in environmental and energy matters, I'd like to tell you about an intervention happening in the village of Berlingo (BS) where the authorities have recently approved a project to be constructed by next year: it is a combined photovoltaic-geothermic plant that will provide electrical energy and heating to the new educational complex (nursery and elementary school) currently under construction and to the sports centre that is already built.
For a village like ours (2200 inhabitants), this is a massive project and can go ahead thanks to the contribution of an energy account from the GRTN {Gestore della Rete di Trasmissione Nazionale = National Transmission Network}.It produces zero emissions into the atmosphere and it makes these public buildings self sufficient in energy. It gives a drastic reduction, if it doesn't take them quite to zero, in future costs for managing electrical energy and heating.
It's worth pointing out that the education complex and the sports centre are on land in the centre of the village which up until the year 2000 was used for an unauthorized tip for dangerous refuse (lead and residue from batteries). It has now been completely cleaned up by totally removing the polluting material with the contribution of the Lombardy Region. Thus a site that was highly dangerous has become by a sort of reversal worthy of a story from Dante, a place that is highly significant for the safeguarding of the environment.
In 2005 our village started the operation of a solar energy heating unit for heating water in the sports centre and in 2006 a photovoltaic unit for the local authority.
It has started up a partnership with a social cooperative that is specialised in the sector of renewable energy and we have proposed to our residents last February to have a meeting about "energy accounts" promoting the installation of solar panels on private homes.
We want our initiative to be a stimulus showing how going beyond proclamations that are ends in themselves, even small realities like ours can create programmes of intervention that are significant and compatible with ecology. Thank you for your attention. Cordial greetings."
Dario Ciapetti - mayor of Berlingo

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Ho trovato questo sito dove poter fare dei corsi sul nuovo conto energia fotovoltaico relativamente alle novita' del nuovo decreto della finanziaria 2007. Qualcuno ha gia' fatto dei corsi sul conto energia e mi puo' dare qualche suggerimento?

Posted by: Claudio Baronchelli | December 9, 2006 05:41 PM

Raw Material Time Horizons

Based on a recent United States Geological Study, Lester Brown informs us that we will exhaust known stores of several vital metals within the next two to three generations, based on a reasonable estimation of 2% growth in extraction.1 While recycling efforts have accelerated, virgin materials are still being harvested at an alarming rate.

What will the world be like when we have run out of copper or steel? The average building today relies upon a great quantity of these resources for its construction. Faced with these facts, we can easily imagine a future in which industry has completely re-engineered its handling of material resources. After all, there seems to be no other choice.

1Brown, Lester, Plan B 2.0, New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. p. 109

Posted by: Tommaso Franco | October 16, 2006 12:53 AM

Cool - autonomic system it is future. Cool.

Posted by: revan | October 11, 2006 04:37 PM

And how about a place call Woolloomooloo !

Posted by: evakulnura | October 10, 2006 01:37 AM

Chuggawagga, Mugga Mugga, Ettamogah: Australian names are very funny! ;-)))))))))

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | October 9, 2006 04:11 PM

Eva: It's in NSW, I forgot which village but I remember it was on my way between Melboune and Corowa.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | October 9, 2006 03:57 PM

Ralfie if this is true, you have't understood the australian sense of humor,find a boomerang in your beer is a lucky one,it could have been worst......I let you imagine this by yourself no need of details,ciao

Posted by: evakulnurae | October 9, 2006 01:24 PM

I have been to the Chuggawagga Pub, in Mugga Mugga.

There was a boomerang in my beer!

I will never go again.

Posted by: Ralfie Malfy | October 9, 2006 09:47 AM

Prince, no, never heard about it,where is located?you know Down Under is pretty big,have you been here before? what exactly is this Ettamogah pub famous for?I hope this is not like my husband "captain pie" joke!ciao :-))

Posted by: evakulnura | October 9, 2006 09:14 AM

Eva, I forgot to ask you.

Over there, in the Down Under, did you have a drink at the Ettamogah Pub?

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | October 9, 2006 03:59 AM

Those budget laws are crowding the italian landscape for many years.

Maybe our politicians could learn to work better, steal less and build something concrete instead of making the Italians pay for their mismanagement.

And I'm talking also to the whispering bycicling MortadellaMan: "Get your ass to work, instead of smiling like a brain damaged idiot!!!"

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | October 9, 2006 03:58 AM

I am back, hallo! to the 4 cats club,
Stefano, I get annoyed with people like you that pick at the poor bloke/ girl that write the english translation, give it a break please! and enjoy the blog for what it is,
and it is nice to see that in that village people are start moving,great incouragement! it is a start ,the ripple effect it will get bigger and bigger, can wait!

Posted by: evakulnura | October 9, 2006 03:45 AM

Correct Stefano, it is indeed called budget, often Budget for a Financial YEAR if anything, not a law though, as things happen here, it appears that all that is presented in budgets tantamounts to rules, regulations and laws... the emphasis is always on our duties, hardly on our rights, and NEVER on our well being!

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | October 9, 2006 12:19 AM

Mr. Grillo:
Being short of time I had to stop reading your article at 'The finance law changes nothing in the country'.
In particular, open gates. Microsoft will continue to thrive on this poor country.
Learn from Extremadura how to save money (money from tax payers), while getting better virtual stuff.
francesco pietra

Posted by: Francesco Pietra | October 9, 2006 12:06 AM

La finanziaria si dice "Budget" in Inglese non Finance Law

Posted by: Stefano Trenti | October 8, 2006 11:34 PM

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