Robots take over vineyards in Italy as wineries struggle with worker shortages over Covid-19

Valdella, Italy – Last year’s grape harvest was a horrific stampede at Mirco Capelli’s Tuscan vineyard. With Italy’s borders closed due to the pandemic, Eastern European workers he was counting on were unable to enter the country. The company he contracted to supply grape pickers had no one to offer it to him. He eventually … Read more

Swedish-Italian joint venture aims to build new twin tilt wind turbines in Italy

A Swedish company hopes to launch the floating offshore wind farm market in Italy with its innovative twin tilt turbines. Stockholm-based Hexicon recently acquired a 50-50 joint venture with Bologna-based clean energy developer Avapa Energy. To develop floating offshore wind farms for Italy. The new project, called Avene Hexicon, will begin the search for suitable … Read more

The Italian island of Vulcano evacuated residents due to carbon dioxide levels

Carbon dioxide levels around the volcanic island of Vulcano in the Aeolian archipelago off the northern coast of Sicily have risen from 80 tons to 480 tons, effectively reducing the amount of oxygen in the air, according to Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Gas levels began to rise significantly on October 21, … Read more

Why the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France duo is so hard to achieve

Tadej Pogačar is the newest king of peloton cycling. Everyone admits it, and knows it. In just three seasons at the WorldTour, the 22-year-old has already racked up some impressive accomplishments, including consecutive yellow jerseys at the Tour de France, a podium with third place on his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a España … Read more

Italian Pop Sondrio explores all options after eliminating mutual mode

By Andrea Mandala MILAN (Reuters) – The chief executive of Italy’s Banca Popolare di Sondrio said on Wednesday he was open to exploring all options for his future, after shareholders approved long-awaited management changes that could open the joint bank to a merger. However, Mario Pedrazini stressed that while mergers and acquisitions were an option, … Read more

COVID hospital admissions in Ohio hit record level

COLOMBUS, Ohio – The number of people with COVID-19 in hospital has reached an epidemic record in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine said Wednesday as additional members of the state’s National Guard ordered hospitalizations to help with the surge. The state also saw another record number of new coronavirus cases. Ohio had 5,356 people hospitalized with … Read more

Wind turbine opponents in Italy give a sharp message

Roberto Cingolani has an explicit message for Italians opposed to new wind turbines or solar farms in their local area. “The alternative is to get rid of your car, no air conditioning, no mobile phone, no internet at all,” Italy’s energy transport minister told the Financial Times in an interview. “Citizens have to understand this.” … Read more