Market Incentive Program

Federal Government stops funding for renewable energy, which now meets any budget freeze for the promotion of renewable energy in power Germany in the middle of the development of this young industry. The market incentive program (MAP) was stopped on the 03.05.2010 by the Federal Government. The funding grants of the Federal Office of Economics and export control (BAFA) are already exhausted. Get more background information with materials from Linkedin. No requests for funding are accepted for bio mass heating systems, solar collectors, heat pumps and mini CHP. For small installations of cogeneration (mini CHP) and the programme for the promotion of climate protection projects in municipalities must be stopped even retroactively. This will increase the uncertainty of consumers to support programmes of the Federal Government, and certainly makes the future homeowners who have calculated fixed with these promotions, rethink their construction projects. To interpret the impact of this early promotion stops for the industry, one must have studied not economy. It one can only hope that it comes to an increase in the funding available to smother the incentive to use renewable energy sources not in the bud. In times of rising ever higher energy prices, the Government should finally stand to their word and invest in the good thing and without batting an eyelid to pay not undiskutables management by banks and Governments. Markus Carsten Krauss

Darmstadt District Court

Animal husbandry abuses in the ‘circus Krone’ deal with the Munich City Council next Tuesday (the March 17, 2009) of the Munich City Council deals with the animal husbandry maladministration in the circus Krone. Dr. Evelyne Menges, Vice-President of action animal – tierrettung Munich, made a request as Councillor and welfare policy spokeswoman for the CSU group in Munich. The lawyer and committed animal rights activist would like to clarify which complaints the Kreisverwaltungsreferat at circus Krone is specifically stated. In February, the Darmstadt District Court sentenced the Director of the circus krone, Mrs Christel Sembach-Krone to a fine of Euro 1.000,00 for violating the animal protection law in two cases. “The Court saw it as proven, that the circus Krone” has violated during his tour in 2006 against the German animal protection law. It was also during the tour of the company in 2008 complaints of animal husbandry by the veterinary authorities. Dr.

Evelyne Menges: A circus is already judicially convicted for violating the animal welfare act, then it must have consequences. In case of doubt, the unit must be used to the wild animals prohibited a circus and dissolved the affected livestock. The fascination of people on wild animals, makes man unnaturally submissive, as an elephant standing on your head or the ancient Romans understood leap of the Tiger through a flaming Hoop, as a popular amusement. These times should be but already past! The dignity of wild animals prohibits such humiliating performances for the amusement of the people, especially lions and elephants on photo safaris in natural surroundings in their home country can be admired, and can consequently be protected.” For animal rights are repeated at the circus Krone”identified shortcomings in animal husbandry a proof that a welfare of wild animals in the circus is generally not possible. So the animal protection associations, animal action request Munchen e.

V., action animal tierrettung e.V. and animal public e.V. a legal ban on wild animal in the circus, as it already exists in other countries, such as Austria. More information at: Dr. Evelyne Menges, action animal – tierrettung Munchen e.V., Tel.: 089 3077 9522 or 0171 / 617 26 59) action animal tierrettung Munich e.V. Duke str. 127 80796 Munich

German Federal Council

“Animal welfare Alliance ‘rabbit fattening, no, thank you’ Federal Council decision Berlin/Cologne, welcomed the March 10, 2009 – the animal welfare Alliance rabbit mast, founded a few weeks ago, no thank you” welcomes the recent decision of the German Federal Council to engage at the European level for an attitude regulation of rabbits. “This is a step in the right direction”, Ingo Schulz of the animal welfare Alliance comments on current events: particularly in regard to Easter, where rabbit meat has a boom, this is a positive sign “. Rabbit meat is considered soft, fat – and cholesterol and is high in the conscious consumer in the course. As meat sales has consumed itself since 1995 virtually doubled, more than 25 million rabbits are every year in Germany, rising strongly. But where the rabbit meat really comes from, is not visible for the consumers in the dark. Video recordings show how in German rabbit fattening farms; under catastrophic conditions is the most meat, which sold on markets and trade is produced.

Industrialization did not stop before the rabbit attitude: on wire mesh held animals provide less personnel, the feed belt runs automatically. The animals plagued untreated infections and diarrhea because of the mast feed, bloody miscarriage are the rule. While the animals are kept everything else as humanely, in huge halls of the mast they eke out a miserable and sad life. Close boxes and thick bars strangle literally breathe the frightened rabbit. There is no daylight, hay, spout. A torturous existence of a tormented creature; born to die. The animal welfare Alliance rabbit fattening, no, thank you”is an Association of leading animal welfare organizations.

Renewable Energy And Smart Grids

Modern technologies for renewable electricity half of electricity in Germany should in the future come from renewable energy sources, that is the plan for 2030. In the year 2050 80% then the required current so-called green energy “be. This means that renewable energies must be competitive until 2030 even without subsidies. In Germany, the wind energy provides enough potential to make these goals can be reached. Modern technologies, such as a gearless turbine, Sword-shaped rotor blades and innovative software that optimally balances the wind load on the rotors, should allow to act a kilowatt-hour from wind energy at the same price as a kilowatt hour from coal. So, the 10 megawatt wind turbines at sea should soon introduce large amounts of renewable power in the networks. But especially low-loss transportation of renewable generated electricity is important. With so-called electricity highways, such as, for example, high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC), the current without large losses as a whole can Country distributed and made available to the user.

Projects by Siemens in China were able to show that around 95 percent of the electricity consumers arrive at a distance of 1400 km and a transmission capacity of 5,000 megawatts. The loss of conventional AC power lines are two to three times as high over such a distance. However, a relevant problem in most renewable technologies, is that they strongly depend on the weather, what becomes clear especially in the case of solar energy and wind energy. Power fluctuations must be compensated particularly quickly and effectively. Therefore, an efficient storage of electricity derived from renewable energy is particularly important. Excess energy needs can be stored in memory power for days or even weeks.

The resulting surplus electricity can be used to produce environmentally friendly hydrogen in electrolysis plants which then underground to save and finally feed if necessary into the natural gas grid. The Hydrogen is then again into power back and can be used for example in fuel cells for electric vehicles. The batteries of electric vehicles can in turn also serve as intermediate storage and emergency storage for the grid. To compensate for current uctuations also fast start enabled gas power plants make a major contribution. These power stations are able to be installed in less than 30 minutes from a standstill on the full power of 578 megawatts. This power is enough to supply a city like Berlin. In addition, fast start enabled gas power plants in combination with steam turbines are particularly efficient and therefore in a position to turn over 60 percent of the energy of natural gas to power around a third less fuel per kilowatt hour than the average of the world’s installed gas power plants it needs. So you can conserve resources, and reduces emissions. The power supply in the new age of power ensure a smart power grid that so-called smart grid, to. Because the requirements the energy supply are more complex. Not only the users behavior itself has changed, the power of each individual user’s needs for electricity suppliers over long distances across unpredictable also still remains. In addition, that 15 years ago still a few hundred energy producers have fed its power in the German network, while it will be millions in the next few years. Because the consumer will be reinforced to the energy suppliers. Solar plants, biogas plants or small CHP run increasingly by small business, farmers or private owners, need to produce twice as much electricity as they do.

Award For Eco-friendly Fleet Management

Volkswagen award financial services and NABU again for eco-friendly fleet management Braunschweig/Berlin / Frankfurt, September 12, 2013. With the Joint Award of the environment the green fleet 2013 “at the international motor show in Frankfurt, Volkswagen financial services and NABU (nature conservation Federal Germany e.V.) continue their successful cooperation for the promotion of environmentally friendly fleet management. Also on the subject of moorland protection, both partners go a step further and mark the starting point for the first joint project in Bavaria. “A success story goes to the next round: already for the fourth time Volkswagen financial services and the conservation Federal Germany e.V. (NABU) have the environmental award the green fleet” awarded. Three companies were awarded for environmentally responsible fleet management within the framework of the IAA in Frankfurt. Gerhard Kunne, spokesman of the Management Board of Volkswagen Leasing GmbH, and Dietmar of oily, head of transport policy when NABU, handed over the “prestigious award for the most of environmentally friendly vehicles of the Volkswagen Group” at the BCC business communication company GmbH.

The leasing vehicle fleet of the IT service provider consists wholly of efficient group models. “In the category of greatest proportion of alternative propulsion technologies of the Volkswagen Group” GmbH was victorious with a share of 67 per cent of natural gas vehicles. The lowest average CO2 emissions”the Warrior Systems GmbH & co. achieved a stunning KG with just 102 g / km. A total 89 wholesale took part this year in the competition. The results show that environmentally friendly fleet management must be lip service, but can be compatible in practice with the different demands of the company”, Kalamkar is stressed. Volkswagen financial services and NABU committed since 2009 for the promotion of environmentally friendly fleet management successful cooperation within the framework of joint cooperation and engage at the same time intense on the subject of moorland protection.