Energy transitions are within reach, but we really don’t go for them, do we?

We can think of many excuses for why — as a society — we are not pushing for a real sustainability transition, one that could (still) get us out of trouble.

So easy!

Politicians! Duh! They are so worried about big oil votes! They like to boast their green side…

I have just finished watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The quintessential Christmas family movie was shot wonderfully — really — by Frank Capra, the acclaimed director of pieces of pure art, such as “It happened one night” and “Mr Smith goes to Washington”. Oddly, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was bashed…

Amazing to learn that coal, one of the dirtiest power sources is in fact the way nature stores one of its cleanest, solar energy.

So, instead of bashing marvels of humanity such as the Zollverein Coal Plant in the Ruhr, as it is sometimes done by improvised climate activist, we…

Two humble proposals for the primary school of tomorrow

“We are listening”, “We are glad to receive feedback”, “We understand your needs”. I bet most parents of schooled children have gotten this answer from school managers they queried. And maybe those common acknowledgments are sincere, although occasionally we might perceive behind the principal’s reassuring face the slightest shade of…

You’ve got to love these meetings between European leaders. You see their exhausted faces in the evening news, as if they were working harder than miners. You hear their unflappable and unqualified determination never to compromise. You imagine them in heated overnight meetings (this sounds weird, but it is not…

Luca Silipo

I am an economist and author dedicated to finding applicable solutions to achieve social sustainability while preserving economic growth.

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