“ELECTRIC”: the greatest industrial revolution of the new century | Sempione News

The new book of Riccardo Comerio dedicated to the ecological transition.

Legnano – Last June, the European Parliament established that starting from 2035 it will no longer be possible to produce any heat engine (diesel, petrol, gas, hybrid).

From 2035, only electric motors.

The goal is clear: zero emissions.

A decision that was … already in the air for some time.

A decision, however, which, if respected to the letter, will cause serious economic and employment consequences: above all in Italy, where companies at risk are 500 and the jobs in jeopardy beyond 70,000

Not surprisingly, in 2021, Roberto Cingolani, former Minister of Ecological Transition in the government chaired by Mario Draghihe prophesied: “The ecological transition could be a bloodbath”.

The use of the conditional appears more and more as a grammatical choice tinged with a lot of optimism: the ecological transition Sara (almost) certainly a bloodbath.

According to Riccardo Comerioborn in 1963, president of the Comerio Ercole Spa and of LIUC-Cattaneo Universityit is the biggest, but most difficult, industrial revolution of the new century”.

A belief that led him to write the book entitled: “ELECTRIC”.

Every 12 months, the bustocco entrepreneur turns into writer-essayist and publishes what we could define as his annual reflection on topical issues.

“After two years of pandemic – explains – I never imagined having to face even a war scenario and be led to imagine the new industrial challenge for this century: a challenge linked to the electric motor”.

The text includes 272 divided pages (excluding the preface and an autobiographical note) in 22 chapters (the 19th comprehends 11 direct testimonies of technicians, entrepreneurs, scholars, political representatives who address the vast and complex issue related to electric motor), the last of which is dedicated to analysis method chosen by the author to address the issue in its many aspects.

A choice that is also an opportunity to rediscover and retrace the meaning and scope of the philosophical-scientific work of Descartes starting from the famous “Cogito ergo sum”.

Undoubtedly Descartes is however the father of modern rationalism having introduced – he writes Riccardo Comerioa written and deductive method that depends on reasoning and therefore on a rational basis”.

And it is from this basis that the author starts in his detailed analysis of the innumerable facets that define the theme contained in just two words: electric motor.

The Manichean, ideological and therefore preconceived and prejudicial opposition between the YES’ to the electric motor and the NO at the same, it is precisely the limit that the author wants to overcome (succeeding) through an analytical study of the entire problem, so as to provide the reader with a “toolbox from which to draw in order to have the minimum and necessary information for a sufficiently serious analysis of the context”.

A context which is tackled and analyzed from several points of view: technical-scientific (the characteristics of the electric motor and its operation); historical (the description of theenergy evolution and the contributions of those who have made it possible in the past and have fostered it in the present); geo-political (the “rush for new gold” aimed at conquering the natural resources of the planet, also through the use of war: see the armed conflict in Ukraine); futuristic (from the nuclear engine to the hydrogen engine).

blankELECTRIC” is a non-fiction book that resembles a novel though: the prose of Riccardo Comerio is terse and immediate, his narrative rhythm is pressing, the succession of the various chapters is arranged according to logical criteria on the one hand and enthralling on the other, the analytical deepening proceeds by degrees and without ever assuming pedantic or professorial tones.

The reading flows quickly and is enriched by the collection of numerous and authoritative testimonies that theentrepreneur-essayist once a year inserted in the text.

We choose one: that of Marco Taischordinary of Digital and Sustainable Manufacturing to the Polytechnic of Milan and scientific president of the World Manufacturing Forum.

Too sudden acceleration towards the electric motor – is the opinion of the university professor (“ELECTRIC”, p. 253) – runs the risk of putting our businesses, and especially small and medium-sized ones, in crisis not so much because there will be a lack of components and raw materials but rather because there will be a lack of people”.

There Industrial Revolution which was triggered by ecological transition (and from that digital) has already powerfully modified/upset the production paradigms on a global level and has exacerbated international competition, to such an extent that someone, paraphrasing Carl von Clausewitzobserved that war is nothing but the new shape of global competition.

I do not accept that, in order to necessarily reach an objective as valid as the ‘electric’ one, one actually proceeds – he writes Riccardo Comerioonly with a cross-state muscle test. I hope, for the competitive race of the electric motor, an effective consideration of system sustainability for all 3 macro classes (…) and that is certainly ‘environmental’, but also ‘social’ and ‘economic’”.

The message it is very clear: a no determined to practicethe ‘national sport’ of going against or pro” it’s a Yes convinced and motivated to a “thoughtful analysis process”.

President, because he wrote “ELECTRIC”?

Because I decided to give to my friends – he replies Riccardo Comerio laughing heartily – an electrifying read!”.

Luciano Landoni

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Luciano Landoni

He really likes to read and also write (about economics) and is in perfect agreement with Leo Longanesi according to whom the journalist is the one who “explains to others what he doesn’t know”; loves his family, goes crazy for Inter, unconditionally appreciates the films of James Bond – 007 (especially those starring Sean Connery), has been collecting the adventures of the intrepid Tex Willer since childhood and as an authentic Interista bauscia is convinced that the ‘the only “true limit is … infinity”.

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