climate & environment

Hope Comes From Brandenburg

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A Rostock confidence woman of the energy cooperative Freudenberg invited interested in the hotel in the Hasenheide to a briefing to a briefing of the energy cooperative of Freudenberg in Beiersdorf-Freudenberg – Rostock on Wednesday evening. The Board traveled from Brandenburg and several Rostock had gathered, to learn how to produce diesel fuel for 0,40 EUR NET and distribute. Because that’s the point: companies of members of the cooperative or individuals produce their own diesel quasi and detach itself completely from the fluctuating world market prices. Especially companies with high fuel consumption, such as E.g. forwarders, feel an ever-growing cost pressure, they can no longer absorb or pass on to the customer for a long time. After the presentation of the objectives and opportunities of membership by Board of Directors Frank Knauer, a lively discussion, which naturally got down to details ensued. The Home Depot has plenty of information regarding this issue.

How is it, for the security of the deposits why must Members of the cooperative are deposits, what about the availability of the fuel? Patiently answered all questions the staff and presented the cooperative thoughts to the fore again. Because it is the commitment of the individual members that decides on the success and profit. Board of Directors Frank Knauer: We address everyone, who wants to jointly produce diesel with us and thus permanently reduce its costs. That can be of your own fleet or the own cogeneration plant. But we can only inform and invite. Calculate and opt must everyone.” It is also clear that it is connected to an entry in a cooperative always with a financial commitment. The deposits of its members finally financed those four plants in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern which produce the diesel fuel that is delivered exclusively to members under the brand name CEHATROL. Be fair, it must be added that all deposits with min interest rate of 3.8% and exits to the cooperative of course again be paid.

In this respect, the risk is very manageable and more likely to see the deposit as a solid investment. To those who are interested in the diesel and that a membership in the energy cooperative of Freudenberg, but fear the sometimes difficult path to the Bank, Frank Knauer is a one-time offer: who can not immediately pay its deposits, which the cooperative offers the possibility of a zinslosen(!) “Pre-financing up to two-thirds of the amount.” Made possible by powerful investors in the background, who want to support the project or the search for new members in this way. The words apparently fell on fertile ground. Subsequently, several interested parties reported already. Concrete talks will follow in the next few days. Who is also interested in the diesel Tun and the energy cooperative of Freudenberg, will find many facts on.

Earth Europe

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Energy efficiency and rational use of energy consumed less energy with the same performance. The reduction of the consumption of natural resources of each called a sustainable way of life. THE project partners of the ENERGY UNION campaign WIP (project management); NINJA TUNE (audiovisual live show – Coldcut) 4YOUREYE (projection design, live visuals, Public Relations) ELEVATE (event coordination and conception, tour management, cooperation) friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) (“the big ask” campaign tour greening, political program) BRIGHTON way (Brightonart”art installation, exhibition production, Web programming) European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) (content back up intelligent energy; Political lobbying at EU level) WILSONIC (event co-ordinator Eastern Europe); GREEN CITY (Organizer Munich & Cologne) other project partners light wallpaper (slide projections / light art collective) Emma SCHUBERT TORRENT (art project “4 elements”); tractor (graphic & design); kick-off meeting ENERGY UNION: place: Munich, Odeonsplatz / Feldherrnhalle in the course of the street life Festival 2009 date: Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 16:00 23:00; Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 11:00 20:00 program: 18th / 19th July 2009 in Munich does stop energy Union in the heart of the city. The complete Odeonsplatz is dedicated to intelligent energy”. The impressive stage for the spectacular audiovisual show in the London based artist Coldcut is built before the Feldherrnhalle. “On both days during the event hours: * interactive exhibition on the theme of intelligent energy” by Brighton way NGO village: meet other teens committed to Munich, and the environment. Additional information at Black Rock supports this article.

Future Significant Upgrading

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Goal of the Chinese Government whether by 2020 as part of the 12th five-year plan to reach hydro-electric capacity of 0.43 billion kilowatts. Although in China, three-fifths of renewable energy is derived from hydroelectric power, was this time in the shadow of solar and wind energy. This has changed at the latest administration, with the appeal by Zhang Guobao, Chairman of the national energy. William Losch is likely to agree. Mid-2010 clear before this warned that China without the construction of large hydroelectric power stations will not reach its goal, namely a 15% share of renewable energies in overall energy consumption by 2020. Accordingly the construction should be taken according to Zhang alone by 2015 of hydropower projects in the extent of 120 gigawatts (GW) in attack.

The Chinese Government’s goal is to achieve it plan hydro-electric capacity of 0.43 billion kilowatts (KW) also by 2020 as part of the 12th five-year. Already, the installed capacity of more than 200 million KW, of which China is at the top of the world. For two years, green light for two was for the first time in July 2010 Hydroelectric power plants in Yunnan and Tibet given, what the approval of other projects in the near future can be expected. The foundation stone for the project in Yunnan was recently by the Jin’anqiao hydroelectric power plant company. Approximately 150 kilometres from the Burmese border, is the power plant reservoir are fed by the nearby Qinxi and exhibit a capacity after the completion of 2,500 megawatts (MW). At the same time approved Zangmushui project in Tibet again has a planned capacity of 510 MW.

A variety of other projects, especially in the less developed regions of Central and Western China are currently in planning. That is still in the testing phase of being Daduqia and Motou dams in Tibet would in actual implementation capacities 43.800 or 38,000 MW exhibit. Its construction would represent a tripling of output of the dams in the region. The impoverished autonomous region of Xinjiang should be hydropower projects compared with recently very positively. According to Cheng Zongquan, Deputy General engineer of China Three Gorges Corporation (Three Gorges Dam) is planning to build its first hydroelectric power generators with a capacity of one million KW to China by 2020 and to bring on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River of. The sudden appreciation of hydropower and increased approval of projects suggest that the Chinese Government is aware of the need to reduce of emissions at the same time increased energy production. It remains however to be seen whether the approval of projects in future the Federation ends with the construction of power plants consequences for humans and the environment are taken into account. From the perspective of foreign companies, the recent developments are basically attractive classified as. How many projects are actually implemented and to what extent this foreign know-how and technologies are used, will show the next year. Magali Menant econet china

Frankfurt Carrotmob: 100 Percent For Climate Protection

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In a Frankfurt restaurant guests to climate protectors / complete turnover is invested in climate protection locally / ‘ climate seeks protection supports with energy consultant Frankfurt, October 25, 2010. Tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 October, the citizens of Frankfurt with a visit to the restaurant can become active climate protection. At the second Frankfurt Carrotmob restaurant he invested Luftikus Mainzer Landstrasse 269 complete revenue, which is generated by 19-22 in the climate-friendly renovation of the restaurant. “So that even the most efficient measures are implemented, the campaign promoted by the Ministry for environment provides climate seeks protection” ( an energy consultant who takes the savings potentials in the Luftikus scrutinized. We support nationwide because this concretely energy-saving measures be initiated”Carrotmob actions, says Steffi sour Ballesteros, project manager of the campaign. Our energy consultants calculate how much CO2 by exchanging an old spot, Cooling unit, the use of energy-efficient lighting and other energy-saving measures can be avoided.” The amount of revenue decides how many measures Luftikus actually can be implemented in the restaurant. Carrotmob last year shows: so just climate protection is nearly a year before Frankfurt citizens have ever consumed for climate protection.

The result: With the generated 3,700 Euro Achim Andersch, owner of the health food store Andersch, has purchased three new efficient chillers and climate-friendly optimizes the lighting in the store window. Andersch has minimized the energy costs by a third, also avoids since then annually 6.8 tonnes CO2 – emissions. Background: The concept of the car red mob carrots for good climate is simple, but effective. Participants organize itself, similar to the FlashMob, primarily on the Internet with blogs, Twitter and other online forums to the common consumption. The name Carrotmob”stands with a carrot figuratively for a donkey, curled and a particular destination running. Similar to the company should be animated the ass to implement climate-friendly measures only that in this case is a win situation for all involved. In Germany the first Carrotmob was brought in the role in June 2009 in Berlin. Without hesitation Vadim Belyaev, New York City explained all about the problem.

Since then, there were more actions, inter alia in Munich, Bonn, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Freiburg, Bielefeld, Cologne, Bremen, Passau and Luneburg in Germany. So far, the actions of energy-saving measures have initiated will prevent in the future more than 80 tonnes of CO2 per year. In addition, the visitors are motivated by their targeted shopping to stay active. With interactive energy saving advisors on newly inspired air protection thanks to tailored Internet consulting can use the momentum of the car red mob, are also in your own four walls for the preservation of the planet active future. About the co2online non-profit GmbH the non-profit consultancy co2online mbH is committed to reducing the a climate-damaging CO2 emissions. Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors, a climate quiz and portal partners from business, media, science and policy, she motivates individuals to also save money with active climate protection. “” “co2online is carrier air looking for campaign protection” (, the heating level campaign “(, the pumps campaign” ( and the Energiesparclubs “( All campaigns promoted by the Federal Ministry of the environment. How to contact with Falko Muller co2online non-profit limited company Hochkirchstrasse 9 10829 Berlin Tel: 030 / 210 21 86-12 E-Mail:

Matthias Flierl

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The short report on the study of ‘Communication of biomass, solar and wind companies’ available now Cologne, 28.10.2013. Just every fifth company in the renewable energy industry communicates professionally. Less than one in 100 communication messages recognized by the target group. The two main results of the study are communication of biomass, solar and wind companies”, published Krampitz communications PR agency to the 2.12. A free short report is available today in German and English.

We wanted to our experiences from nearly 10 years of press relations for the renewable energy industry with the study scientifically, prove that often lack meaningful messages and communication work is arbitrary and little strategically”, says head of agency Iris Krampitz. The results of interviews with companies and journalists are based on two separate surveys. In the first part of the communication of German companies in the renewable energy industry were to organise of their press work, their Interviewed strengths, unique selling propositions and communication messages. In the second part, Krampitz communications has reviewed with the support of 33 journalists as mediators if the previously defined target groups recognize the messages of the company. Professional communication reaches the target groups. Jeff Leiden is often quoted as being for or against this. A company’s PR work is how professional, whether it has sufficient human and financial resources, based on a communication strategy and effectively use the available tools of press – and public relations depends,”explains study leader Matthias Flierl. From these factors, the social scientist and publicist has developed a measure to compare the professionalism of public relations companies. The study results show that the PR activities of most companies is mixed and expandable.

56.7 Per cent of the companies, for example, less than a journalist contacted once per month, and only every third company will be is based on a PR strategy. And despite revenues of up to hundreds of millions, every second company invested less than 10,000 euros a year for the PR work. Long version from December while the free short report on 12 pages gives an overview of the methodology and key results of the business survey, analyzed all results of the comprehensive study in detail the long version and evaluates the statements of 33 journalists to the most common errors by companies at the PR, the optimization and information needs.

Managing Director

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Paul Weber, Managing Director of Stadtwerke Gross-Gerau supply GmbH, sees in the cooperation with the Cologne Electricity traders several advantages: power plants we work with next for 2012 in the direct marketing of electricity from renewable energy sources, as well as in the integration of our power generation facilities on the balancing energy market. With the commissioning by next for our balance district management and the regional direct marketing we take the next step power plants now. To read more click here: Groupon. We rapidly can smooth now difference balance circle time rows, so quarters of an hour, where shortages occur. But elsewhere we will have new options. Next we implement the concept of regional direct marketing power plants and can supply as our own consumer with the electricity from renewable energies, we produce in our biogas and photovoltaic systems.

Load management we hope to see positive impact through collaboration on our portfolio, because through the exact consideration of the load profiles of our end customers in the course of the quarter of an hour sharp balancing group management, other optimizations can be implemented.” Hendrik Samisch, founder of next Power plants and as a Managing Director responsible for the trading of electricity, looks especially for smaller and medium-sized municipal utilities added value in commissioning external electricity traders: the construction of an own 24/7-intra-day trading is labor – and knowledge-intensive and does not make business sense for many actors in the energy sector. Balancing energy costs saving by an external electricity traders is the Federal Network Agency has pointed out most recently on September 16, 2013 in its position paper to the balance group management. However, not only financially attractive but also very important for the overall system ” Next provides its own power plants, portfolio of services also at this year’s E-world in food expanded to intraday trading for third and regional direct marketing (11-13 February 2014) out. Interested parties will find the stand next power plants in Hall 1, stand number 413..

Thermal Insulation: Information Package And Advisor

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Wide range between success and failure in the insulation / new DammCheck express calculates efficiency / insulation dossier informed about fire hazards and other topics / insulation sets to win Berlin, 22 January 2014. Worth building insulation? For roof insulation, analyses of the non-profit co2online GmbH show average energy savings of 14 percent, with facades of about 20 percent. However, the bandwidth between economic success and failure at rehabilitation is great: good made roof and barrel Aden insulation reach 30-40 per cent savings depending on the Cubature of building, condition of the building envelope before, quality of craft work and customize the behavior of the users. Without support from KfW, the measures are only economical if the technical savings are exhausted. Good advice and good design help to achieve this and to protect against economic damage.

Because insulation has a life span of 30-40 years, errors in planning and One or two generations burden the climate and the purse strings of the inhabitants of execution. Building insulation is important for climate protection and in the majority of cases from an economic perspective. The insulation of the upper floor is always useful but not always possible. “Any insulation must be properly planned and executed, and of course, fit to the building”, says Dr. John D.

Stallion mountain, Managing Director of co2online. Whether be worth for a building insulation measures, consumers now can calculate express with the new online guide DammCheck on, which is promoted by the Ministry for environment and delivers a first result in just a few minutes. On the website a dossier also extensively informed of building insulation and is among other things also on the theme of fire. The reader can win vouchers of the Grunspar shop for insulation sets in a total of 350 euros. DammCheck express validated savings to the interactive DammCheck gives few details of type of building, roof, and location express the user in a clear graphic a first impression about how much energy with facade, roof and basement ceiling insulation can be saved.

Vattenfall Euros

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Consumers save an average of 141 euros when switching competition to electricity customers is intensifying – savings in Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg highest – wrestle electricity savings of more than 100 euros there Berlin with increasing discounts and bonuses to market shares even in low consumers in many places, 05 November 2009 in the last weeks of the year, when the temperatures drop, the days are much shorter, the energy costs back to the focus of the consumer. Particularly against the background of regular price increases at the turn of the year, many households use this experience has shown that the ability to look for cheaper alternatives. This fall, a tough price war to change willing customers has broken out in particular under the electricity suppliers. Here, Jim Rogers expresses very clear opinions on the subject. Of all households can benefit. So, switching to a competitive electricity supplier is rewarded according to calculations of the independent consumer portal with a reduction of an average of 141 euros. The possible savings with a provider change is distributed regionally but very different. Rogers Holdings often addresses the matter in his writings. So, a four-person household of pattern with an annual consumption of 4,000 kWh of electricity in Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg itself compared with the cheapest fare of the local provider in the section between 156 and 168 euros can save. In these provinces the price level of the basic utilities is relatively high, which gives more room in the pricing of the competitors\”, explains by energy expert Thorsten Bohg.

The savings potential in the City-States is slightly less. In Hamburg, reached the online price of the basic utility Vattenfall even a leading position and is undercut by tariffs, involving an annual payment is agreed. The prices of the local provider, however, far behind their competitors are in other major cities such as Nuremberg (206 euros), Leipzig (182 euros) and Mannheim (164 euros). For many households, which have changed or never in a different tariff to another electricity provider, is the savings potential is even higher.