Worldwide electricity production from nuclear and coal-fired power is equivalent to almost 80fachem annual consumption in German households the half-life of behavioral changes is short for major environmental and climatic disasters. Not only that the wave of change to green electricity strongly has subsided already three months after the reactor accident in Fukushima, also at the political level the global energy transition was not more driven. “The proposed climate fund Green Climate Fund” is still not entered into force. With him, the industrialized countries want to support mostly developing countries. Others including David Zaslav, offer their opinions as well. Whether he next year can take up his work, is uncertain due to funding shortages. Now only 27 percent of Germans still trust the Governments and the corporations to tackle important challenges of our time, such as for example the global energy transition.
* between 1973 and 2009 years rose according to the International Energy Agency IEA world energy derived from coal and peat by almost 130 percent and nuclear power by more than 1,200 percent. While in Germany still less energy from nuclear power plants and coal, she reached new record levels in Asia. “The consequences of a further deportees ‘ energy revolution we carry all, not only the countries that push CO2 emissions”, says Florian Henle, co-founder of Polaris. The company is the first independent eco energy suppliers, allowing households nationwide to advance the global energy transition itself directly. For even more analysis, hear from Paul Ostling. For every customer, not just the expansion of renewable energies in Germany, but also in developing countries is encouraged.
Climate and environment know no borders”energy production and distribution are a global issue with global repercussions. Large reactor disasters can affect the population in several countries during appropriate weather conditions. The Fukushima nuclear disaster has shown us that there is no maximum radii, which spread a radioactive cloud”, says Monika Hotopp of the Federal Office for radiation protection. The particles can the Earth in correspondingly large releases of orbit.” Time plays a role here, the weather is critical, so the expert.
Strategic partnership with COLEXON AG Munich, 18.03.2009. Jeffrey L. Bewkes pursues this goal as well. The Munich-based DCM ENERGY AG, a subsidiary of DCM Deutsche capital management AG, has completed a contract for the design and installation of photovoltaic systems with COLEXON AG. Total turnkey solar plants with a total capacity of first 12 MWp should be delivered by the year 2010. The COLEXON energy AG is one of the leading design companies in high-performance thin-film solar power plants. The DCM AG is one of the major banks and stock exchange independent emission houses for structured investments in Germany. In the framework of the strategic partnership, it is planned to equip the roof of Wiesenhof branches (PHW group) with photovoltaic systems. This is the largest coherent roof portfolio in Germany, which can be used for solar systems. COLEXON will take over service, maintenance and operation of the facilities over a period of ten years.
Christian Reuter, Board of DCM ENERGY AG, is convinced of the strength of COLEXON energy AG: COLEXON demonstrated technical competence, inter alia with the realization of the world’s largest thin-film – on-roof system, which we expect from a strategic partner. Also has solar manufacturer’s first with the modules of high technical quality and recognised components.” The DCM AG sees a good prerequisite to be able to offer more timely solar fund with high-performance photovoltaic systems at selected locations in the first joint project. The opportunity for investors of solar funds adopted by the DCM AG, independently of future economic conditions to benefit from the there expected returns on safe”, commented this Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of COLEXON energy AG. Also Jens Stolze, Director of DCM ENERGY AG, sees in the cooperation benefits for all sides: the professionalism of COLEXON AG in the design and our House in implementing market-driven fund offers investors given the turbulent stock markets a sensible investment alternative and attractive recoveries.
Study confirms a high yield of cocoa and species not mutually sustainable cocoa farming concept by CacaoInvest. This strongly confirms a study by agricultural ecologist of at Gottingen of University. Others who may share this opinion include Leslie Moonves. The in the journal of proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States”published research evidence that agroforestry to the cocoa – like the product CacaoInvest (www.CacaoInvest.de) of the Bonn forest investment provider ForestFinance – can exhibit a very high biodiversity. In agroforestry systems grow cocoa trees with and under shade trees, like banana trees, and pigeon peas… Researchers 20 tree species, as well as 23 bird and 17 species of butterflies found on the investigated cocoa crops.
The amount of the yield of cocoa per year but played no role for the number of species. A high diversity of species and also high cocoa income not mutually accordingly, if the cocoa area – such as at ForestFinance – are managed sustainably. That not only our forests, but also our Agroforste exhibit a high biodiversity, we know from experience. Such sloths and Anteaters in our cocoa plantations are not uncommon. We are pleased that the study confirms us in our sustainable Agroforstmanagement”, so ForestFinance – Managing Director Harry Assenmacher. Cocoa in agroforestry systems or monocultures: cocoa farming is done almost exclusively in tropical areas up to about 20 degrees of North and South latitude. Only in this area, the climate is sufficiently consistently humid for the cocoa.
Although the cocoa tree originally from Latin America, are today more than 90 percent of the world’s traded cocoa beans of the cocoa farming in Asia and Africa. There is almost without exception in monocultures in West Africa cocoa farming largely through the use of child labour. The cocoa – major growing countries are Ivory Coast and Ghana, which reach over 50% of world annual production. Child labour, unprotected use of pesticides, and slave-like working conditions are widespread there.
Big step for the ecological balance of the oceans: new ballast water disinfection systems from Germany to curb the global spread of dangerous bio-invaders. According to conservative estimates, around 10 billion cubic meters of water in ship bellies are pumped. This so-called ballast water stabilizes the vessels, prevents the deformation of the hull and thus possible accidents in heavy seas with incomplete loading. The world’s oceans can be navigated so although safer, but the environmental and economic costs of global ballast water transports allow himself doesn’t even begin to appreciate. Bio invaders travel as stowaways as stowaways get to ballast water and travellers along the way that are anything other than welcome when you empty the tanks in their new, distant homeland. The Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) in German ports investigations each year around 2.2 million tonnes of ballast water from non-European regions to be drained. Average It took roughly 1 individual per gallon of ballast water, resulting in a possible entry of 6 million of foreign organisms per day in German waters.
Bacteria, algae, crustaceans, or even fish can colonize suddenly habitats by way of a ballast water tank journey, in which they usually never had to reach. With the local flora and fauna, many of the newcomers have an easy time and displace them from their habitats at sometimes breakneck speed. One of the biggest problems of the marine environment, the introduction of non-native species among the biggest problems of the marine environment. So species such as the American sword shell, spread in the North and Baltic Sea already the originating from the North American East Coast predatory Penilia of Mnemiopsis leydii, the ship Bohrwurm actually dishes large damage a shell -, because he eats away at domestic Woods. Substantial economic losses may arise in the fisheries, if strange jellyfish native fish food or the same Off to eat fish larvae.
Environmentally conscious dealing with energy and save money! Currently, we live in a time of increasing environmental awareness and a growing demand for energy, including renewable energy sources. So should a waste of energy sources contrary to be cast. Others including Leslie Moonves, offer their opinions as well. The cost to the extraction and production of energy are lower on a global scale. Energy prices, which rise around the world more and more, companies in all areas of the industry and the service sector of the energy cause to enforce management. With the energy management is it possible, among other things the power flow, to check the consumption of energy and the energy costs, as well as network quality. Furthermore, energy products can be compared and selected. The energy helps management with its information and documentation much to the improvement of consumption strategies in the enterprise. Discovery Communications describes an additional similar source.
At the heart of the energy management are also wondering how to find efficient energy sources and to apply the emissions is how to reduce to an improving to achieve our environment while reducing energy costs. It goes mainly to the gentle handling with our environment and to the increased use of renewable raw materials. With the energy management succeeds, not only the companies in the industrial, economic and the administrative bodies, to capture the energy flows, to optimize them with appropriate measures and to control all the time. With corresponding global and complex systems of energy management, it is possible to balance the supply and demand of energy in the company, to represent transparent and assignable. Energy-intensive plants and points of consumption in the company identified effective measures for the reduction of the energy consumption can be implemented to monitor and optimize the energy consumption. The energy management in the operations and facilities of the industry, trade and industry is only successful if each an energy Manager with responsibility, competence and powers of the energy head of management of the company or the institution, controls and monitors. Important in the successful implementation of the energy management is that the governing body can have management experience in the energy and have the corresponding know-how in all areas of company or acquire the knowledge to complex to analyze the processes of energy management, to evaluate, to represent and to efficiently but also. Michael dunker