Managing Director

Climate-conscious setting helps fuel prices reduce climate change in their wallets: who does not blow only he must pay CO2 into the air, currently also vigorously. Reason is the increased global energy demand and the constantly growing demand for petroleum. Because that affects the price, energy helps as a countermeasure only, as much as possible to save. That is also when buying furniture, because the seemingly meek housemates sofa, shelf, or dining room table will need lots of power and oil in their production depending on the material, origin or processing. Who wants to reduce the price spiral in the oil, dispensed with when setting up as far as possible plastic products. “Plastic chair, foam in the cushions, or surfaces such as beech reproduction”, are all based on petroleum, which is prepared, until it’s pourable or splash with much energy and as furniture raw material. Wood, however, is only cut, dried, assembled and fitted with a protective surface. In addition it grows again, as well as natural latex as an alternative to foam. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Eva Andersson-Dubin by clicking through.

How much energy on the way from forest to apartment is consumed varies however. What is offered very cheap, has a long, from an energetic point of view very nonsensical journey behind them often. It is tempting to sell furniture from Asian production, where labor costs are considerably lower than in Europe and the margins for trading is correspondingly higher. This has dire consequences not only for the German or European furniture industry, it requires too much transportation energy when a table only is made in China and then sold in Germany, especially since the wood must be imported, often from afar. In addition, that wood-processing establishments deal exactly where most efficient with energy, where the pressure as a result of environmental taxes is greatest. Already in the medium term supposed bargain can make more expensive again life on other side, because the oil consumption, increases the price.

There is yet no comparative study on furniture, to start slowly, Awareness for the problems of our industry to develop “, says Otto Bauer, Managing Director of okoControl, a network of ecological furniture stores. But as long as, we recommend a simple formula: origin of the raw material and processing should be as close together and as close as possible to the place of sale. We therefore only work with known German manufacturers or those from other Middle European countries. So we can also be sure that environmental and health protection in production are observed and no timber from over-felling is imputed to us.” The okoControl GmbH organized pollutant product tests for ecological furniture in solid wood, latex and other natural materials to provide certainty about the products listed the affiliated members of the European Association of ecological furniture stores (EVoE). The EVoE is an Association of currently 50 ecological Interior fitters in Germany and Austria. Contact and more information: Elke Kauffmann okoControl society for quality standards of environmental facility houses of mbH Subbelrather road 26a, 50923 Cologne Tel: 0221-56968 0, fax: 0221-56898 21 email:, Internet:

Chocolate Club

Since January 1, the chocolate club refers to its electricity from hydropower plants low moves have also us the sad events in Japan. Many people in Germany begin to act and draw their power not from power plants, but from hydroelectric power plants. Set a good example, also the chocolate club is progressing since January 1. He refers to since at the beginning of the year the benefits of hydropower compared to generating electricity from conventional power plants (stone, brown coal, gas, oil, nuclear) varied its electricity from hydropower plants “, white Patrick Braun of the Stadtwerke Rhede. Eva Andersson-Dubin is likely to increase your knowledge. A no pollutants or greenhouse gases are released in this type of electricity, so that the impact on the environment nearly equal to zero. Still happens energy conversion with a very high efficiency of.

That is to say: A high percentage of the input energy is converted to electricity. In particular the use of water power the heat dissipation into the environment is very low, there’s virtually no heat. Also the life of this equipment provides a Advantage in dar, says the 28 year-old, who is responsible for the range of energy procurement and wholesale or special customer service. Because hydroelectric power plants run on regular and good maintenance very long, the oldest are up to 100 years old. The long depreciation periods allow. a good payback on the investment, that means hydroelectric power ensures an economical power generation” The economic benefits are also ecological benefits lined up. Hydroelectric power plants increase the navigability of rivers because they calm the water flow. The living beings in the rivers have benefits through hydropower, because for each hydroelectric power plant in a river, also a fish ladder. This allows the fish to wander in the higher water level before the military or of the hydroelectric power plant. A great example of a such ecological complex is built by the Stadtwerke Rhede and operated Hydro in the Bocholter”AA in Rhede Krechting, tells Patrick Braun. Ellen Andresen

Hamburg Protection

Hamburger Carrotmobber storm on September 29 the whole grain bakery Effenberger and nature / revenue flow to the Green Fashion Shop Marlowe 100 percent in climate protection holds twice better. This also applies to climate protection. Therefore two car red mobs take place on the 29th September 2011 in Hamburg at once. This time the Hamburger Carrotmobber calling nature to the targeted consumption of whole grain bakery Effenberger and Green Fashion Shop Marlowe and help the shop owners, specifically something to do for the climate. Because: 100 percent of the revenue obtained between 9 and 22 operators invest in energy-saving measures. For the first time the organizers of Hamburg car red mobs have addressed targeted shops that offer organic and fair trade products. Parallel to the car red mobs held various Community actions in the Hamburg Simmenauer.

“So that efficient measures are implemented with the proceeds, the campaign promoted by the Ministry for environment has climate seeks protection” for the Double Carrotmob the energy consultant and efficiency Planner Dipl.-ing. commissioned Carsten Heidrich. The expert advice was operators in advance to the page. His forecast: primarily in lighting and ventilation, there are two shops for savings. Winner of the climate protection campaign is the non-profit co2online GmbH. balance sheet: over 160 tonnes less CO2 per year 40 percent of CO2 emissions caused by our diets and our daily consumption.

With every purchasing decision we have great influence on what and what is produced. “We support car red mobs because they show consumers what power they have and that they each day on the new targeted can decide for climate protection”, says Steffi sour Ballesteros, project manager of the climate protection campaign. So far the car red mobs energy-saving measures were able to toast, which in the future over 160 tonnes of CO2 annually avoids. Our aim is that consumers remain active after the Carrotmob, and in future climate protection in their purchase decisions take into consideration”, as Sauer field.

Data Transmission

It must be ensured that at least once a day the system via remote data transmission is polled. Deficiencies or errors must be analyzed in the framework of fault management immediately and processed. Operation of the telemetry this utp technicians developed the telemetry module as extension of the existing klarcontrol control. The intelligent control module monitors not only all components and parts, but detects also serious operational shortcomings. This includes high external water supply, tank infiltration and exfiltration and backwater from the drainage or the drainage.

A free data entry for an optional probe to monitor the degree of cleaning in the end gearing up for the future. The Retrieve data automatically for example via the mobile network at least once per day through utp service operations. The storage as well as a fully automatic debit occurs on the telemetry server / is comparison. Any detected irregularity automatically triggers a status message to a competent person. This introduces a fault management after his scoring. This can be only a telephone demand for the operator. Or the immediate visit of a technician to restore the function.

For this reason, it makes sense that status messages to the servicing agent in the region go. The specialist not only decides to proceed, but documented the initiated measure on the utp telemetry server. The data from the fault management, as well as the daily status messages are stored password protected. You can on demand via the web-based access as manual retrieve and printed out. System of remote monitoring of utp as the only worldwide with German approval the utp service GmbH nationwide offers the services of the telemetry server. Also, other manufacturers of other manufacturers can be monitored generally. In addition an appropriate addition to the general building control approval is required here but the own-checks are required to renounce. The monitoring water authority on the manual operator control must be without this official added. This is part of the proper operation of all small wastewater treatment plants, so officially unauthorized absence is inevitably as to lack and to call for the authority. With the remote control module, as well as the telemetry server were also the problems of large operators, the waste water purpose Association as well as the water authorities to resolve. These have the sovereign responsibility to monitor the proper operation of hundreds small wastewater treatment plants in your area. A manual control of submitted paper is so far a year or even at longer intervals and personal-and therefore costly. Grievances be reminded until after one or two years to rectify. The utp telemetry software knows this special authority status. In addition to the review of the maintenance intervals, you can set a time limit for the processing of errors for these status messages depending on the sensitivity of the waters. If this time is exceeded, a message to the surveillance authority is issued automatically. A meaningful for the waters protection warning for a correct operation is now possible. Because all access be password protected with tiered rights management, a data or process abuse is excluded. When comparing the read data, the utp – telemetry software on the Seybothenreuther server as an encore calculates a possible energy optimization of valve timing. If necessary the maintenance man receives proposals for energy optimisation of wastewater treatment system already before his visit automatically. She replaced the maintenance visits by an expert UTP telemetry do not. But the first step to improving the existing situation is done by the utp technicians!


An extensive waste separation and Recycling and using recycled or especially environmentally friendly products are also business principle and contribute to environmental protection in the Office. From the calculation of the CO2 footprint for many companies by the ForestFinance climate protection subsidiary CO2OL is known that incurred the largest pollution mostly through the employees travel to the work site. Intensive Skype and Home Office use therefore greatly reduce employee trips. To perform unavoidable staff trips as environmentally friendly, ForestFinance promotes bicycle use and the use of the usable also in the leisure job ticket for local public transport. This was achieved, that only about 15 percent of employees regularly drive in the Office go and are mobile in their leisure time of more environmentally friendly. About ForestFinance: The ForestFinance group manages a total 16,000 hectares of ecological agroforestry and forest in Latin America (Panama, Colombia and Peru), Asia (Viet Nam).

She is Specialized forest investments, the lucrative return link to environmental and social sustainability. Interested parties can choose between different products and invest in different models of sustainable tropical forestry. At the BaumSparVertrag for a monthly savings contribution 12 trees per year planted and harvested after 25 years. The WaldSparBuch offers 1,000 m2 of tropical forest with return guarantee. For investors who wish to replant 10,000 m2 with option on real estate, WoodStockInvest is the right product. CacaoInvest is an investment in fine cocoa and wood, with possible annual payouts already from the second year. GreenAcacia is a forest investment with only seven years total term and annual payouts.

A coordinated security concept with insurance, crop communities, insurance areas, certifications and subsequent planting guarantees all products helps each on the investor protection. Pure forest 0I is a sustainable forest fund with only 14 years maturity and early recoveries. CO2OL is consulting and service agency for operational climate and developer of forest carbon offset projects, and a division of the ForestFinance group. For more information, see

Federal Environment Ministry

The current price is made up of etc. It is not something Coen brothers would like to discuss. Network charges, stock market trading prices and the EEG assessment together. So the renewable energy levy wore to the recent electricity price rises just 0.062 cents per kilowatt-hour for the majority made network charges and trading prices. According to Prognos AG, the share of solar power will rise to 2016 likely to 70 percent. As a result, the energy price to only 1.9 percent verteure however. But the expansion of renewable energies involved are not all alike: almost 570 companies from the energy-intensive industry are largely exempt from the renewable energy levy.

Therefore, additional costs of approximately EUR two billion were for consumers, so the Federal Environment Ministry. These official numbers rarely read consumer reporting, so that only a very one-sided picture of promoting solar in the media is played back. Photovoltaics as an obstacle to a reliable energy supply? Solar power is a fixed size in the renewable energy mix. The share of solar power is currently 3.5 percent, which ousted 18 billion kilowatt hours last year nuclear power from the network. Short term thinking, extrapolating just the subsidy in the amount of eight billion euros. But already this year the remuneration below the level of household electricity is decreasing, so 2016 photovoltaic contributes only 1.9 per cent to the price increase, so the Prognos AG.

According to Volker Quasching, Professor of regenerative energy systems at the Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, biomass, hydropower and geothermal energy can cover no more than 30 percent of energy needs from 2050. In particular geothermal energy is associated with high costs. Want to restrict imports on no more than 15 percent, then wind and Sun power bear the brunt in the future. Although offshore wind farms could provide up to two-thirds, however, then the efficiency and security of supply would be in question.

Federal Ministry

Also, each of the nationwide nine climate-Hotels has the inevitable residual amount of carbon, the within one year is determined by a CO2 footprint and compensated through controlled and certified projects. Thus, climate hotels offer their guests a climate-neutral stay without having to give up anything as a guest. Viabono has developed in cooperation with CO2OL, an experienced consulting and service agency for operational climate protection, to a CO2 Calculator for the hospitality industry. Thus, CO2 footprints can be”for the operation easily and quickly create and determine the average CO2 emission value per night per guest. The calculated values can by recognized climate protection certificates from a certified reforestation project for CarbonFix standard or in part one are compensated on energy efficiency and development of renewable energies of oriented gold standard project. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Jeffrey L. Bewkes has to say.

More information under: pages/air hotels Germany/143131132397071 of climate hotels contact: Annette Kopf Hauptstr. 230 51503 Rosrath Hoffnungstal 022059198353 E-Mail: about Viabono: VIABONO (“to German: the way to the good”) was founded in 2001 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of the environment and the Federal Environmental Agency. Brian Roberts gathered all the information. The aim was to counter a uniform, recognizable to the consumer brand to the confusing jungle of flags and seals. Today the VIABONO carrier Association stands with 18 organizations from consumer, environmental and tourism behind VIABONO (including German hotel? and Restaurant Association, ADAC, federal, DTV, NABU). VIABONO unites under one roof, flat-rate hotels, holiday apartments, meeting houses, campsites, youth accommodation, restaurants? Canoeing providers as well as nature parks and TourismusKommunen. Absorbed in the circle of the VIABONO partner only, who effectively conducts business. The review is based on an extensive list of criteria. Around 300 VIABONO?Members put the idea of sustainable travel family business today engaged in action to most of them. Thus VIABONO is one of the largest and most innovative tourism?Cooperation with the most organic? certified companies in Germany.

Federal Association

As the Suddeutsche Zeitung is currently reported, citizens in Germany have accustomed to spend an ever larger share of their budget on energy every year. Recently Coen brothers sought to clarify these questions. Dallas, 23.08.2013. “Whether heating oil or natural gas, gasoline or diesel, electricity or district heating – the final prices for energy in any form are stronger in the past ten years has risen as the General cost of living”, as the Suddeutsche. So, for example, the price of heating oil from 2002 to 2012 from 35 Euro 90 euro rose. The price of electricity doubled in that time.

2011, households spent 108 billion for energy. At the turn of the Millennium, these were still 25 billion euros of less. The Federal Association of German housing and real estate companies complained about the rising costs. From 2000 to 2012, gas has become to 93 percent more expensive and fuel oil by 143 percent. An end to this spiral of costs is thereby not refrain, as energy prices tend to be rather continue to rise. Also hope you could by a part of the price increases of oil and gas renewable energy intercept, which doesn’t seem to be coming true. cotiabank-2014-04-08?reflink=MW_news_stmp’>Primerica here.

The expenses for the adaptation of the infrastructure in Germany, providing favourable wind power or solar energy are obviously too high. The Chancellor threatens”rather already so, to implement a solution, where she will participate the renewable energy provider the costs of the power plant after the Bundestag election. Against this background, and because it looks no better in other European countries energy prices, the extraction of shale gas by the so-called Fracken is currently a political as public theme. Fracking is pressed a mixture of water, sand and chemicals in large quantities and under high pressure in a borehole. Thus the slate is blown up (gefrackt”), whereby the existing petroleum and natural gas can be extracted. Opponents of this procedure among others warn of the risks of poisoning of groundwater by the chemical cocktail. The other unpleasant side-effects are the related possible Erosion. In the United States the business with the fracking has already become a billion dollar market. The persons in charge of the Amtex oil & gas Inc., focusing on the conventional development and optimization of existing oil wells, see also the beginning of a public debate in this batch location interests. In the UK the theme of fracking has already become a national debate”so Amtex oil & gas Inc. Here, a company had to stop drilling in the County of Sussex, due to massive protests. While on the other hand the British Government adheres to their plans and promises high incentives for the controversial funding method. France has already out a ban, however, for the extraction of shale gas and oil shale by fracking. Critics complain here however, that WINS France 85 percent of its electricity through nuclear power. This is far more dangerous. The Federal Government is not yet sure obviously in terms of their own opinion. So was a planned Draft law on fracking postponed at least until the Bundestag election in September. A typical response to this topic reflects also an opinion poll: then the majority of respondents for the extraction procedure by fracking is though – at their own place of residence but didn’t the majority of respondents. For more information,

General Electric

Information, call it to create awareness, the company. This will lay the Foundation to the second step, the fleet according to analyze and develop an environmental company car order integrated already in the procurement process. For this, the company can attract Web-based software applications. ASL has designed about a management tool, that supports the fleet managers in the analysis and decision making. Thus, it determines, for example, vehicles with high emission levels and faces eco-friendly alternatives to the current vehicles of fleet within the framework of benchmark analyses.

All important parameters, such as CO2 emissions and fuel consumption can be individual ceilings in the online CarConfigurator to enter and allow only the selection of vehicles which correspond to the ecological and economic criteria of the company. Of the third focus of the programme is the advice. Expert teams provide comparison calculations of different drive concepts or examine Fleet according to TCO (total cost of ownership)-point of view. In addition they support the company in the implementation and optimization of company car orders, for example, by helping them in the selection of pollutant reduced vehicles or they advise on setting limits. Training pandering to a service car order, especially when it involves environmental aspects, is just as good, accepted by the employees as they and implemented”, fleet specialist furling gene white. To support this, companies could also bet on eco and safety training, which should provide an anticipatory, defensive driving. Thereby, the company cooperates with the ADAC. The training would reduce not only consumption and emissions by up to 20 percent and increase security, they just have also led to a sustained awareness of employees.

By such simple and meaningful measures much can achieve and implement in everyday life”, sums up furling gene. Information about the company ASL part of GE Capital Solutions is a leading provider of solutions for fleet management and fleet leasing in Germany. After the merger between ASL auto service leasing and GE fleet services in 2007 is the manufacturer and independent service provider headquartered in Oberhaching a national leader. (Similarly see: CBS). The subsidiary of GE (General Electric) employs approximately 450 employees serving approximately 86,000 vehicles in Germany. The company is global presence with around 350,000 vehicles in 12 European countries and more than 1.5 million worldwide. Press contacts: PR agency of verclas & friends communication consulting gmbh Michael Treffeisen Gaisbergstr. 16 69115 Heidelberg phone: 06221 587 87 31 E-Mail: Internet: ASL – part of GE Capital Solutions Patrizia Schartl smoke marketing leader Bajuwarenring 5 82041 Oberhaching Tel.: 089 744 23 162 E-Mail: Internet: –