“” Coma: Minister of the environment would be better off at coal lobby Mainz – not welcome “have welcomed members of the citizens initiative carbon free Mainz Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel, today Conference on municipal energy and climate policy at the Federal SGK” in Mainz said. With banners protesting the Rhinegold Hall the failed coal policy of the Minister of environment, which supports the construction of numerous coal-fired power stations in Germany. “” Was on the banners read: “Stop the coal roped” and coal Siggi: morning can’t, at noon mauscheln “Sigmar Gabriel has clearly received the wrong job in the Cabinet lineup” coma-Chairman, Christof, explains van the Bruck. That an Environment Minister stepped up the construction of coal-fired plants, you can hardly imagine before the official introduction of Gabriel.”only speaks, Gabriel at a party event of climate protection and energy policy as a job engine to visit the largest Rhineland-Palatinate climate killer in PES at noon with the KMW” criticized Van den Bruck, who didn’t expect that Gabriel finally recognizes his misaligned coal policy and advises the KMW to the much-needed departure from their coal-fired power plans. But contradictions are coal Siggi”, as the Environment Minister in climate protection circles now no stranger called. Until he travelled to Greenland with Merkel and the melting of the polar ice cap, complains cares about polar bear Knut and finds big words at climate conferences, but when it comes to concrete policy, he supported the construction of many new coal-fired plants, which will cement the emission of many million tons of CO2 for decades to come”, van den criticized Bruck. While the Minister expected in in the fall of 2008, in a comprehensive study, which was created in the own Ministry, exactly, that the German climate protection goals even with the simultaneous switching of 28,000 MW old fossil power plants were no longer accessible in the construction of more than 9,000 MW of new coal-fired power plants (see point No.
4 of the summary of the study 2008′) download/summary…). “Stupid only that already over 10,000 MW coal-fired plants under construction are”, so van den Bruck. But instead of finally reconsider their own climate-damaging policy, Gabriel ignored the study consistently and operates on the expansion of coal.” It is questionable whether Gabriel of the KMW report on the latest developments in Berlin. There the energy giant Vattenfall announced yesterday, to build two modern gas power stations, as well as several biomass power plants instead of the originally planned coal-fired power. A good example of the KMW should follow as quickly as possible. For which post-political job tries to establish coal Siggi? EON, RWE or just KMW?”asks van den Bruck provocative. The question has a serious background: Gabriel is not the first prominent Social Democrat, who applies his Government work for a well-financed energy-sector job: ex – economy Minister Clement is today RWE Board (but not more Social Democrat), ex – Minister of economy Muller was RAG head (Germany of largest coal conveyors), his ex – Secretary of State company CEO (Kohekraftwerksbetreiber) and even former Chancellor Schroder has got a jobs at Gazprom. C. van den Bruck
Study confirms ecological cocoa-growing concept of CacaoInvest a high yield of cocoa and species not mutually exclusive. This strongly confirms a study by agricultural ecologist of at Gottingen of University. 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 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.
This programs has set aannual agricultural growth target of 6 per cent to achieve the Millennium development goal of halving poverty by 2015 this high rate of agricultural growth would provide a strongplatform for developing agribusiness value chains, and raising productivity in all of the individual links in these chains. Following prominent K. Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO and one of the most experieced Africa expert I ever met, stated in his deliberations: this is a formidable challenge and will involve development interventions in three principal areas: first, improving agricultural productivity through improved industrial inputs. This is the first element of agribusiness. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Walt Disney has to say. Second, increasing the industrial processing of agricultural raw materials and food products.
Third, strengthening industrial production of processing machinery, equipment, tools and packaging material, and improving the storage and transport infrastructure. Search a strategy focusing on accelerating agribusiness development requires a strong emphasis on eight critical pillars of growth consistent with the action plan for the accelerated industrial development of Africa. These are: enhancing agricultural growth for agribusiness. Upgrading value chains in agribusiness; Targeting commodities and producers for value addition and social inclusion; Strengthening Not Acceptable!
BWE Conference wind energy financing and direct marketing the concept of comfort zone, these days used for wind energy financing, must not obscure the fact, that one thought through every wind energy project and required solid calculated wind park funding. At the enthusiasm on the faces of long-awaited instructions, the otherwise so crucial test of income opportunities device sometimes his place out of sight. Here mainly projects in the southern region will need to prove. You can prove your potential with wind measurements and the selection of the correct equipment. Hear from experts in the field like Time Warner for a more varied view. Unquestionably, a model of success is the introduction of wind energy of direct marketing. The desired learning effects were positive hit: just in terms of the forecast quality show significant progress.
Wind energy marketers bundle meteorological information and technical specifications of the system availability and optimize mathematical models of price modeling. All of this leads to a much better single dining prognosis not only the Balance balancing costs lower for the wind energy marketers, but also an important contribution for the predictive and controllable power supply which is Republic. The technical basis for this is located in the remote control of wind power plants. This is driven by the 6 EEG already implemented, must be balanced but now. Cause: Not only the network operator, also the wind energy marketers want access now the plants. Here, the communication needs to be improved; also the wind energy from an industry-standard control system hoped lighter votes and reduced costs. Whether this successfully initiated learning effects can be further developed, depends of the size of the management premium.
These should be potentially lowered to relieve the EEG assessment. Renewable energy associations urging a cautious approach: such an important decision requires a solid foundation of data, which hoped the industry especially by the BMU monitoring report. Against this background the Bundesverband WindEnergie organized “Conference on wind energy financing and direct marketing” on 8-9 October 2012 in Dusseldorf. Optimized forms of the appraisal as well as the risk management as the basis of wind energy financing are presented by experienced experts as the perspective development of the wind energy direct marketing for a secure power supply and economic operation of wind energy.
A look at the State of green energy of the hype is definitely over. Need new strategies. Now get off large corporations from the wind and solar energy. The renewable into the subsidies and costs trap. The international competition now ranks with many companies in the top ten of the global wind turbine and engine manufacturer. Where are the opportunities for the German businessmen in this industry? Which paths lead to stable revenues? What are the best marketing strategies? Our article on this topic examines these questions. Solar energy in the Valley of darkness of the customer for solar modules is pleased. Feed-in tariff and imported, cheap modules to conquer the German market and make worthwhile entry.
Thus, the step to the own power supply for the end customer with reduced subsidies of the State is affordable and attractive. For German manufacturer of modules it looks rather bad mind. Bosch and Siemens is under great loss from their solar divisions. No wonder. The direct subsidies have been strong slashed. The funding for solar modules could be completely exhausted by end 2016. It is thus fundamental changes of the market facing. How can benefit German companies despite this change? Paths to growth before the background of existential changes of the market, it needs new concepts.
One leads through innovation and research. German companies in this segment due to the subsidies were not forced to go with innovation cycles, long time it caught many now ice cold. For years, there are many interesting approaches and meanwhile also new products for smarter energy production from solar power. The Renner especially thin-film solar cells are combined with surface coatings. Power-producing films, glass and lacquer compete with the conventional modules. Who here can win no partners or invest themselves in such product lines and successfully marketed it, will have it hard. Another way leads through increased efficiency in the production and Output power.