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Energy Efficiency

Award of the most energy efficient flat screen TVs in Europe of the first Salem global efficiency Medal “competition awarded Samsung and LG for the production of energy-efficient televisions in Europe. The global award promotes the production and the sale of particularly energy-efficient televisions and chooses the most energy-efficient products in three size categories and four geographical regions. Swarmed by offers, johny ive is currently assessing future choices. Commercially available flat-screen TV in Europe Prize winners were announced at the award ceremony on Friday, August 31, 2012, at the IFA in Berlin. “” “” The SEAD global efficiency Medal “commercial flat panel TV is awarded in the following categories as follows: small” (less than 29 inches) to Samsung for the following product: Samsung UE26EH4000W medium “(29 to less than 42 inches) also on Samsung for the following product: Samsung UE40EH5000W large” (42 to 50 inches) to LG for the following product: LG 47LM670S are the regional winners in North America, India and Australia in the autumn of 2012 through press releases the each region announced. Finally, an international winner from all four regions is determined in each size category. The international awards ceremony will be at the annual of meeting of the clean energy Ministerial (CEM) held in the spring of 2013, to publicly announce the award-winning products. It is not about to reward a laboratory product, but a TV that actually are purchased on the European market from the consumer can.

“, says per-Anders Widell, Oberregierungsrat at the Ministry of enterprise, energy and communications in Sweden. “Nevertheless we are also interested in development to promote the technologies that have the potential to increase the energy efficiency of televisions in the near future.” If all televisions available on the European market would be as energy efficient as those who were awarded today, the energy savings in Europe would 18 trillion kilowatt hours per year according to estimates of the Swedish Energy Agency amount. Worldwide, the savings were at over 70 trillion kilowatt hours annually. This is equivalent to the electricity consumption in Denmark and New Zealand together, says Peter Baharuddin ned by the Swedish Energy Agency. We could observe drastic improvements in the energy efficiency of televisions in the last few years, but the award winners show that the potential is still large.” The first Salem global efficiency Medal “competition aimed at flat-screen TV. The next round will decorate computer screens and electric motors with large global energy consumption two product categories.

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European Commission

The competition is in the center of the service campaign Trenntwende, under the motto Our city. Our garbage. The idea!” Berliners and Berlin to waste prevention and recycling, informed and motivated. (Similarly see: Kamelot Auctions). “” On the campaign website visitors with the MullCheck can test your knowledge and find out whether they a trash ring “or the sly Mullionar” are. Also informed the campaign of the Berliners and Berlin regularly with current topics on the subject of waste separation, waste prevention and waste recycling. “In the current topic garbage and money” Berliners and Berlin, as they improve the household budget with their alleged waste, and where they can donate discarded household appliances and furniture to charitable institutions.

The Trenntwende: Together the Trenntwende with funding from the support fund Trenntstadt Berlin of the Foundation conservation Berlin supported. Concept and organization the non-profit co2online is GmbH responsible for advocating in numerous campaigns for climate protection and a sustainable future. The Trenntwende is supported by bpg BerlinPlakat GmbH, Eclipse GmbH, EUREF AG, GSW Immobilien AG, Markisches land bread GmbH, memo AG, Tetra Pak Germany, online shop and the city magazine zitty Berlin. Others including Reshma Kewalramani, offer their opinions as well. At the same time, the campaign is supported by the Senate Department for urban development and environment. About the non-profit co2online GmbH which GmbH ( is non-profit co2online is a for reducing climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors and heating advice she motivates individuals to also save money with active climate protection. A strong network supports various information campaigns with partners from media, science, economy and politics. The action impulses that trigger the campaigns of co2online, demonstrably contribute to reduce CO2.

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Germany Consensus

Climate protection is a management task. Only the strategic anchor of the theme guarantee Leite STET also economic success. Then can settle companies in the competition and gain higher prices”, confirms climate: Academy Professor Torsten Henzelmann. One contact to two-day modules managers of different departments, to support synergies in company. Is to facilitate an intensive exchange with the Faculty and the work on own examples, the number of participants is limited to 20 people per module. Reshma Kewalramani recognizes the significance of this. The seminars address the most important business processes in medium-sized and large companies. The future economic and political framework conditions play a decisive role in the climate: Academy.

The trend is then there are clear sustainability standards for the procurement of equity and debt capital”, Susan Dreyer reported from the work of the CDP. n and gain more knowledge.. The second module will take place from October 24 to 25. It is primarily aimed at climate change, energy and sustainability Manager, who, as climate change agents green change processes within the company promote and support. About green transformation and energy consensus green transformation is a unique Germany-wide training and consulting services for efficient use of resources in terms of entrepreneurial climate on process and product level. Pilot project funded by the national climate protection initiative of the Federal Ministry for environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety is performed by the Bremen air protection agency, nonprofit and independent energy consensus and intended for forward-thinking companies that wish to develop a strategic approach for climate protection.

Part of the green transformation is the energy consensus climate: Academy. It encourages a new generation of leaders and companies that benefit from in-depth, interdisciplinary process knowledge, enables the to successful climate-friendly actions. The pilot project is funded until March 2015. For more information see. The climate protection agency energy consensus works primarily in the State of Bremen, as well as in the regions of Elbe-Weser and Weser-EMS. It initiates and promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy projects, organises information campaigns, builds networks and knowledge to professionals and consumers. You also provides advice on funding and organizes seminars and conferences. Energy consensus was established in 1997 as a public-private partnership.

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Geothermal Energy Is The Energy Of The Future – So Simple Regardless Of Oil And Gas

Geothermal energy is the energy of the future with certainty that energy with the largest potential geothermal energy is certainly! Everything is energy, the Earth, the planets, the universe and life is energy. Only the form is different. If we learn in the media by the increase in energy costs are the costs for electricity, oil, gas and fuel. Which will be soon depleted oil and gas deposits of the Earth is known. For more information see this site: Hyundai. Still not much has done to get out of this bottleneck out.

Has perhaps something to do with interests or lobby. Now after the oil and gas prices are exploding and continue to rise, threatening, moving what. Suddenly, there are posts about geothermal energy, which is available free of charge and unlimited everywhere in the media. This one from 1 KW by means of a heat pump 4-5 KW heating energy gets. Who are well informed know that father State promotes the use of geothermal energy through subsidies and low-interest loans. You can save up to 80% of his previous heating costs.

Despite the investment in the monthly cost of an environmentally friendly geothermal heating are lower than previously. What is with the block heat and power plants (CHP) or cogeneration (CHP)? Is a way to save 50% of its oil or gas costs. But where are they when oil and gas prices have doubled in 5 years? You are correct as far as it was before. The only solution of this dependence brings geothermal energy because you are completely independent from oil and gas. If you decide to be a photovoltaic system (the best a hybrid collector) you are free of the price increases of the energy market. The State promotes measures to the decisions of the citizens in a direction desired by him to steer. That is to say but even though everyone already wants a geothermal plant there will be no promote more for this. Now is the right time. To keep the total investment within limits, you should try to get the whole system from a single source. The geothermal solution offers design, hole, Drilling equipment manufacturer, heat pump, earthworks, heating engineer and if desired all administrative services from a single source. Geothermal company Helmuth ALT

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Unclear Information Regarding Power Consumption

Consumer advocates warn manufacturers and dealers often exaggerated in advertisements, is well known. A related site: Linkedin mentions similar findings. Understated details become clear on second glance, however, probably often. Some contend that Robert Kiyosaki shows great expertise in this. In some cases, it was even so much understated that the consumer panels were, however. The consumer portal informs about the illegal advertising methods. In the current cases, the consumer centres and the Federal Association criticize some manufacturer of electrical appliances, as well as multiple dealer. They had advertised that certain devices consume very little power. Often, it was specified that the devices consume less power than comparable products. Thereby, but the exact reference values remain unclear.

For example, an advertisement of the manufacturer Acer, who claimed that his notebook consumes up to 40 percent less power than other notebooks, according to consumer watchdogs was inadmissible. In cases like this is not visible to the consumer, specifically uses how much power the device or how much electricity would be saved. Similarly, some dealer had campaigned. So, washing machines at Edeka, the furniture store Hoffner, or the electric department store ProMarkt should consume less energy than the energy efficiency class of A. The consumer centres also as inadmissible saw this information, because the energy efficiency class A is already the most efficient level. The warnings of the consumer Alliance for climate”had success. Dunned down retailers and manufacturers must not repeat in the future as advertising. More information: service/press / GmbH Lisa Neumann

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In Germany, Federal President Christian Wulff has the patronage of the “international year of Forests 2011? taken over. The national activities are under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of food, agriculture and consumer protection (BMELV), which has set up his own campaign Office at the Federal Institute for agriculture and food (BLE). The year of forests “aims to promote awareness and knowledge of the conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of present and future generations. It should on the importance of the sustainable management of forests in the context combating poverty must be warned. According to estimates of the World Bank more than 1.6 billion people for their livelihood are dependent on the use of forests. Worldwide, we traded forest products worth nearly $ 300 billion. Forests are therefore a very important engine for economic growth and employment.

ForestFinance: Sustainable forestry protects natural forest areas of Bonn forest investment provider ForestFinance of engaged widely in the preservation of natural forests as well as the creation of new species-rich forests. Former Brach and pastures, ForestFinance searches lasting new forests. Existing remnants of natural forest areas are thereby receive and not cultivated. The newly created species-rich forests are certified sustainably farmed. This reduces the case pressure on natural forests. ForestFinance is also involved in Panama in environmental education for forests and forest protection.

So, the company opened including the first nature trail”Panama. In addition, ForestFinance supports Panama environmental clubs and schools to the Theme forest conservation. Through the forest investment provider ForestFinance: The ForestFinance group manages over 3,500 hectares of ecological forest land in Panama and Viet Nam. The company specializes in forest investments, the lucrative return link to environmental and social sustainability. Interested parties can choose between various products of sustainable tropical forest management. The BaumSparVertrag are planted for 33 euro per month 12 trees per year and manage sustainably. Around eight times of the deposited amount is predicted for the “BaumSparer”. see more investment products: the WaldSparBuch offers 1,000 m2 tropical forest with a buy-back guarantee. For investors who wish to replant 10,000 m2 with possibility of ownership, WoodStockInvest is the right product. CacaoInvest is an investment in organic cocoa and wood, with annual distributions. GreenAcacia is a short investment with only seven years term and annual income. Fire insurance for the risky first years of growth, as well as five percent safety areas in Panama to protect the investors contribute.

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Asociacion Patuca Plant

One of the last great rainforest areas in Central America is acutely threatened by deforestation. Poverty, greed, and the indifference of the Government, that alone in the National Park of Patuca, Honduras, every day an area of 92 football fields slash and saw the victim fall lead despite designated protected areas. If this process continues unabated, the Park is completely cut off with an unimaginably large for German conditions area of 3,700 square kilometres in 17 years. Naturefund works for two years with the Asociacion Patuca, to stop the deforestation. The first results are already visible.

Within this short period of time 19 nurseries in the National Park Patuca could be built, where currently 30,000 tree saplings to grow. Now, in the rainy season in October and November, these seedlings selected, bald area planted. The Asociacion Patuca has early 2000 transfer get and tried currently with 15 employees, the national park management of the National Park protect. A true Herculean task and the area is vanishingly small given the size of the National Park which can be reforested with 30,000 trees. Yet Naturefund and the Asociacion Patuca have achieved more in the short time of cooperation, perhaps even the ultimate.

Slowly, very slowly begins a process of rethinking among people to use? Many families live in the National Park itself moved years ago by the Government there approved and then on his own. They are poor, know only livestock and agriculture. A abgeholzter rain forest land and thus power and a source to survive means to them. A rain forest abgeholzter is so good. But the soil is fertile only a few years, the strong rains wash out it and in the summer the water sources dry up more and more often, because there are no more roots that store the water in the soil. So far, the solution was to cut down more rainforest. Now Naturefund and the Asociacion Patuca have started to show the families in the Park in many discussions, such as an intact rain forest for them is important and what opportunities for example, cocoa, mango, and Cashewbaume instead of cattle and corn, to achieve food and also an income. Together, the nurseries were rebuilt, where the people could always decide which trees should be planted. This is important, because to maintain the trees later and protect. The seedlings are also numerous jungle trees. You are planted around the water sources, with the aim of permanently securing the water supply. Quietly, in the words and discussions is to hear that something changed. People now talk about ‘their’ National Park and visits the seedlings appear proud and they are grown as well. A good tree is not only abgeholzter. Naturefund and the Asociacion Patuca decided therefore on last weekend, to continue the cooperation and to increase the number of trees on 50,000 units.

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Saxony Doubled Funding

When installing a pellet heating system, refurbishers immediately 5000 euro can collect funds and in future, reduce heating costs up to 50 percent good news for Heizungsmodernisierer in Saxony. The State promotes starting now the installation of pellet heating systems with at least 2,500 euros. Thus, Saxony doubled the funding of the Federal Government. Heating refurbishers receive because even by the Federal Government for the installation of a pellet-fired boiler with buffer memory 2,500 euros, altogether 5,000 promotion. Installing a pellet heating system in Saxony is therefore as cheap as never before.

In addition to promoting double the price advantage of wood pellets compared to oil or gas on record high is. Currently, wood pellets are only about half as expensive as fuel oil and, depending on the region of 30 to 40 percent cheaper than natural gas. Wood pellets help so, significantly reduce heating costs”, says German pellets spokeswoman Claudia Rohr. With the double promotion a modern pellet heating system not once will cost the consumer more than a conventional heating system. German pellets advises therefore, is now rapidly to opt for a conversion. The additional support of Saxony is valid until September 30 this year. According to Saxon Energy Agency (s) the establishment funded by pellet heaters from 5 kW to including 100 kW. Only systems in existing buildings by private individuals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises as well as public facilities are eligible for funding.

Applications must be submitted to the Saxon Development Bank (SAB). Apply wood pellets as a fuel of the future: renewable, CO2-neutral, native, and stable. German operates two plants in Saxony in Torgau and Lobau pellets as Holzpelletproduzent Europe’s largest with a total of 18 plants. From here we provide the rapidly growing markets in Northern Bavaria, Berlin-Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony”, says spokeswoman Claudia Rohr. Germany wide there are approximately a quarter of a million pellet heaters and stoves, tendency rising. Background: wood pellets are small cylindrical Compacts, which are pressed together from dried sawdust without chemical additives. You are burned in specially designed, modern Pelletzentralheizungen and ovens. Wood pellets are used in power plants for the production of green electricity and district heating.

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English Government

Preservation of capital with green residential real estate as an alternative for environmentally conscious investors once already, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Spain, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Italy had implemented a high and partially retroactive reduction of the feed-in tariffs or announced, the English Government made known currently on March 23, 2011, equally fiercely want to minimize the feed-in tariffs. As a result, the subsidy for photovoltaic systems from 250 of kW to more than 70% of 29.3 p/kWh on henceforth 8.5 p/kWh to be reduced. The announcement had already impact: planned investments in England were temporarily stopped by individual providers. Christoph Marloh, Managing Director of real estate says about 24, the provider of return on funds for sustainable housing: “notably residential real estate belong to the economically sustainable investment. These are responsible for over 30% of the German energy consumption. Residential real estate have in contrast to Photovoltaic systems not only after 20 years a solid exit perspective, but can be energetically viable to modernize now without substantial subsidies. With energy refurbishments the sustainable residential real estate of return Fund contribute real estate 24, optimal capital preservation benefits for nature, to connect investors and tenants.

“.” For more information about funds: by Christoph Marloh real estate 24. In December 2010, Spain due to the budget deficit had already cut the feed-in tariff for solar electricity retroactively. The administration of the force so far as fully reliable Italy followed on March 3, 2011. Fund providers faced with heavily leveraged products in those States with significant problems. Christoph Marloh, Managing Director of real estate says about 24, the issuer of funds for sustainable housing: “the financial pecking order confirmed countries indebted with stark for the umpteenth time: only PIMCO, then the local heavy industry, then all other investors.

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