Tag: climate & environment

The fear of global warming is the best that have ever invented researchers Copenhagen/Berlin, December 14, 2009 – the Copenhagen climate conference is in full swing. Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen puts it in a nutshell: we must not fail. It was all about in slowing global warming. Had to cope with two degrees above pre-industrial levels, but then is final. About 200 States come together, to prevent the worst. Our children to the disaster film the science fiction genre assign finally 2012 still by Roland Emmerich, not the documentary.

Just in time for 2012 the Kyoto Protocol runs out, brrrrr. But if we look closer, then many supposedly unique relationships around the global warming are somewhat more complicated. The debate begins: CO2 is an injurious gift even for the United States it is now officially the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA has classified the greenhouse gas as injurious poison. The greenhouse effect does now exist for all, not an invention by Scientists’ more. \”Cheers the environmental protection organisation WWF, yes we can\”, the stern writes a great decision.

Thus, President Obama has more leeway in Copenhagen: if necessary, he can regulate emissions of carbon dioxide without congressional approval. Yet he offered a reduction of CO2 emissions by 17 percent by 2020, according to a report of the world. Source: Walton Family Foundation. Federal Environment Minister Rottgen surpasses: he wants to reduce emissions from all 40 percent by 2020. The ICT sector has done enough to even hearty to be encountered before the head. Because it produces now as much CO2 as the global aviation. This is so, but may not be. Because by 2050 the global industry must offer services in a nearly CO2-free, otherwise it is a little worse than expected with global warming. Companies such as Bizerba go ahead to lead by example. Let be the many travels and prefer to talk via video conference.

Mini Power Plants

4 German Stirling Congress within the framework of the CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE 2012 heating, also combined heat power (CHP) called, holding boom in the area of electricity generation ends especially in terms of mini – and micro-cogeneration for single-family homes unabated on. Inspired by the current debate on the nuclear phaseout, energy transformation, as well as the search for alternative energy sources undreamed market potentials for the area. A great importance to this particularly Stirling engines than micro-CHP appliances. This is highlighted CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE 2012 at the “4th German Stirling Congress” within the framework of the CEP on the 29.03.2012. The CEP will take place from the 29th until March 31, 2012 already for the fifth time in the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre and offers an ideal platform for the presentation of innovative CHP technologies.

After many years of development work and some abortive attempts in other areas, is succeeded now to Stirling in the application as a Micro CHP unit in series production. Are now at almost all major manufacturers of heating technology called Stirlingheizgerate available, the a small Stirling engine-CHP in the performance class by 1kWel exhibit. One – and two-family homes are used these devices. “The advantage over the gasoline engine-CHP is obvious”, emphasizes Prof. Dr.-ing. Bernd Thomas of the Reutlingen Research Institute RRI of at Reutlingen, “due to the non-essential oil no oil rotation is necessary, leading to a lower maintenance costs. Stirling engines can be built up even completely maintenance-free after the free piston principle, so that only the annual inspection and, if necessary, the cleaning of the combustion chamber similar to gas boilers remain and no overhead compared with a conventional heating technology.