– To decarbonise it is necessary to “use every tool, without ideological positions”. This was stated by Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi speaking at Adipec. “A new energy system is starting and every solution must be used to reduce emissions, from bio fuels to bio jet fuel, from blue to green hydrogen, to CCS (carbon capture and storage) “, he highlighted.
Another issue addressed during the round table, the fairness of the energy transition. “The transition proceeds differently between the various areas of the world”, Descalzi pointed out, “with different levels of emissions” between developed and developing countries. “This is why it is difficult to find a common vision. It is difficult to tell African countries where millions of people do not have access to electricity, not to use gas or hydrocarbons” to grow and develop.
“Leadership in transition consists in giving these countries the technologies and financing to be able to invest and co-invest. The leadership of developed countries consists in recognize the needs of the poorest countries with a different energy mix“. Being a leader, Eni CEO observed, means” understanding the needs of others, you have to be interested in the other “. In this sense,” Europe, the United States, China and Russia must move quickly and lead by example. “.
Regarding the Cop26 results, Descalzi recalled how “the use of coal” as an energy source “remained on the agenda of India which decided to decrease its use without however eliminating it from your energy mix“. Regarding oil, however,” currently the demand is higher than the supply “and that is why prices are rising. To bring down prices it is necessary to increase production but if the demand continues to be so strong it will be necessary” one. further effort “. In this sense, he concluded,” there are areas of the world that can give the resources to lower prices such as the United States, the Middle East and North Africa “.