In recent days, the Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola has been visiting the countries of the Balkan region. On Tuesday 10 March was in Tirana to discuss and conclude energy agreements. The theme apparently arouses a lively interest from Italy. Already in December last year, Prime Minister Berlusconi, on an official visit to Albania, had opened the nuclear game. For its part, the Albanian government has done everything to make the Albanian territory appealing to nuclear power plants, a hypothesis currently rejected by Italy for practical reasons of safety and credibility.
It is no coincidence that Italy has signed a very recent nuclear agreement with France. Confirmation of the lack of interest in nuclear power in Albania is also confirmed by Scajola himself who told the microphones of an Albanian television station that "Many countries have had an interest in talking about nuclear as an alternative, but this does not mean that we can all and should build nuclear power plants. Albania, for example, will have to increase its electricity production from water, alternative energy and other sources ". Very probably, in the coming years, the Italian Enel group will manage a mega coal power plant, defined by Minister Scajola as "the best alternative energy production for Albania". So it all seems rosy for Albania, a great opportunity that should be seized according to the Albanian rulers. If we want to look beyond, we realize that with regard to energy policies we must be forward-looking and also think about the future. Albania has a geographical position that allows the development and exploitation of water sources and a potential for energy from highly respected solar sources. Instead you invest in coal. A recent study carried out by the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, Texas, USA) and published in the well-known journal Journal Health & Place, highlighted the presence of a statistically significant risk among the quantity of mercury emitted by an industrial source pollution and the increase in the incidence of autism in children living in the surrounding area. Among the Italian coal-fired power plants, the largest emission of CO2 is the Enel plant in Brindisi Sud (14,2 million tons of carbon dioxide, compared to an Ets limit of 13,4). Enel, considered the spearhead of the Italian energy sector, will bring its "know-how" to Albania, completing a form of energy production that is harmful to the environment, to people's health and to the negative impact that will have on the landscape of a region that has its potential in marine tourism.
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