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Renewable Energy Task Force
An initiative that originated within the G8 that promotes the spread of renewable energy forms.


Recycling

The reuse in productive processes of salvaged waste materials (paper, plastic, metal, etc.).


Renewability

The possibility of naturally replenishing a resource.


Renewable energy sources

The main ones are solar power (harnessed through photovoltaic or solar cells), hydroelectric power, wind power and power produced from biomass (this term specifically refers to non-fossil substances of biological origin: materials and residues originating from agriculture or forests, byproducts and waste from the food processing industry, waste from livestock farms, but also urban waste, whose organic fraction accounts for approximately 40% of its weight, algae and many vegetable species used to treat organic sewage). In most parts of the world, these forms of energy are the only local resources that are available. They derive directly or indirectly from solar energy and have the advantage of generally having a low environmental impact, with the exception of the burning of biomass or urban waste; excluding hydroelectric and biomass power, their main drawbacks consist in their extreme variability and intermittence.
    

Risk management
The management of a company’s risk of incurring in accidents and/or financial losses, or the management of emergency/crisis plans for facing external events.