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The Energy and Climate Week Show: A Business Week: Prices were awarded, tarpaulin forged, published numbers taken from the net, and decided in the sense of consumers

Which city has the big ecological footprint per capita? If you have typed on a city in the US, you are … slightly next to it, D.H. not correct. Although it is always claimed, the US had the big energy consumption per capita, the Canadians often have the nose in many analyzes when it comes to pro-head energy consumption.

Therefore, it is not surprising that it is a Canadian city that — at least according to Globe and Mail — has the big ecological footprint per capita: the Canadian Old City Calgary. But the Canadians are thinking about: they want more and more clean energy. So you have a wind farm with 80 MW installed at Calgary — the bigest wind farm in Germany is only about a quarter of gross.

Even in the US, demand for clean energy growth; According to USA Today, demand will soon be subject to the offer, as many cities and states have voluntarily obliged to expand renewable energies for the lack of national energy policy. Nevertheless, against an okosteuer on gasoline is still in the US, a survey determined last week, although a tax increase of energy was largely buried in the form of higher basic taxes. $ 5 more on basic taxes were 71 percent numbers, and a house was allowed for 74 percent of respondents up to 7.$ 500 more costs when it was then less consuming.

Not only in Canada the wind energy is booming — even on an old militargelande near Calw in Baden-Wurttemberg, a new wind farm was inaugurated, but with only 14 windreads — and after 7 years of legal force. The government in Stuttgart does not know her best to prevent the aggregation of the landlines by wind parents. Whether the militar frame to the cultural landscape? In any case, the Ministry of the Ministry of the country wants to triple the share of wind power on power generation by 2020 — then it was decided 1.2 percent.

Alternative Nobel Prize and Eurosolar

Two Canadians named Schmeiser got the Right Livelihood Award last week (in the vernacular: "Alternative Nobel Prize"For their commitment to gene-manipulated seeds: the Canadian Farmer couple (married for 50 years of marriage) struggled against Monsanto in court — and won. Monsanto did not want money from the Schmeisers, whose fields of Monsanto fields had been dusted. The Schmeisers argued that Monsanto seed had their fields contaminated.

Another price went to Grameen Shakti, a microcredit bank that helps finance solar systems for small people in poor countries. In 2006, Mohammed Yunus, the Rwardener of Grameen Bank, had already won the Nobel Peace Prize (microcredit as a way out of poverty). At that time, Yunus was also in the limelight of criticism — a criticism that is too short, as this telepolis report shows unintentionally, because there is always accepted, 20% or even 40% interest rates are too high. Compared to a loan of a German Sparkasse, the voices like, but the microcreditor does not have the choice between Grameen and Sparkasse, but between Grameen and the informal area. So the Grameen Bank brings some professionality into a system that is rather Mafios built. That’s why this second honor is fine too.

Speaking of Solar: Eurosolar has awarded his prices for 2007 last week (complete list). Among other things, a price went to Skysails GmbH CO. KG, who wants to revive sailing ships — Telepolis reported (sailing ships under the climate flag)..

Action plan presented

The biggest news in terms of energy last week was probably the idea of a national action plan to ratify the EU Directive for end energy efficiency and energy services of 2006. By the end of 2016, 9% of the needs should be saved. The plan has been criticized in advance that too much has been flawed to the end consumers, D.H. The industry is rather spared.

After all, the use of power-warm coupling systems in industry should be demanded. And the top Runner model from Japan should be introduced in household guards. Here, the industry certainly determines how fast one progresses: Z.B. Every year, thresholds will be determined within a device class, and the lower catches fly out, D.H. The most efficient devices determine the latte for the next year.

In addition, the implementation of the EU is forced "smart metering" concretized. In this way, the striking polite projects of EnBW (see also the beautiful image of the Financial Times) and EWE no experiments were asked why some energy suppliers challenge the saving of energy — but rather a preparation for inevitable change in the Power supply. In the future, consumption is increasingly being adapted to production. Consumers will get another detail to traces: the car tax will probably be calculated on a CO2 base for new cars.

Nuclear power

Last week, the ISAR 1 nuclear power plant had to be a few days long ago by the net as for regular repair, but the problem with a valve was not serious and could be resolved. Overall, according to Powernews.Org currently 5 (Biblis A B, Brunsbuttel, Gundremmingen C, and Krummel) of 17 German power plants not on the net. Around 28% of the installed core power in the FRG is therefore offline.

In the US, one expects a boom in nuclear power. As soon as two licenses had to be requested: one for construction and one for operation. Theoretically, it was able to catch an EVU Bose if the company has already begun with the construction and only later is the fact that the approval for the operation of the system is not granted. However, the procedure has been merged, and so Business Week reported that up to 32 new nuclear power plants should be requested. Where the uranium should come from, Cern-Physiker Michael Dittmar did not know on the 6. Conference of the Association for The Study of Peak Oil Gas that came to an end a few weeks ago. DITTMAR pointed out that only around the half of the uranium consumed today comes — the rest is taken from old weapons. At the same time, the price for uranium has increased by more than 1000% in recent years.


At the same conference, Chris Skrebowski, publishers of the Petroleum Review, emphasized that worldwide oil production has stagnated around 84 million barrels per day for several years: D.H., Demand continues to rise, the offer does not move with.

So far nothing new, but last week strange in the OPEC. The numbers for production per country have been online since the last meeting in September. There was a dispute about the production target of Venezuela, which was shown by around one-third less than Venezuela was reported.

Now all numbers of all OPEC Member States have disappeared, but they are still at Reuters. A comic compromise: instead of providing clarity, it is easy to tail. It is clear that the OPEC time until 1. November has the self-stuck target of 500.000 barrel more per day. In the 3 weeks since the last meeting, production has risen only 60,000 barrels per day. The remaining 420.000 must come in the next 3 weeks.

That is more in it is not the debate. Especially the new member Angola could do more; It joined the OPEC in December, and since then the OPEC tries to throttle its production. That’s how Angola, which makes 90 percent of its exports in the oil enterprise, should be from the 1.1.2008 missed a lid. It remains to be seen whether the OPEC can last permanently with the demand.

On the 17th. October will take place the next aspo conference, this time in Houston

Consumers thirst for electricity and gas prices

At 4. October has decided the district court of Wilhelmshaven that a customer of the energy supplier must pay less, because the EVU does not disclose its calculation. The consumer had procured his bill, because the EVU did not want to cover the increase. Ariber Peters from the Confederation of Energy Consumers pointed out that the decision is interesting for customers who can not change the provider.

In recent years, there has been a campaign among energy consumers against price yards. They demanded a list of the price structure to understand, which is why prices have risen. However, the EVU do not respond with the necessary clarity, but with the threat to switch off the stierfriede completely.

Now the court clarified that energy suppliers have to make their prices transparent. Price yards are indispensable and not the stone of the onbes for the court. Rather, an EVU may not abuse its quasi-monopoly position (if customers can not change) to increase prices without valid reason.

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