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International Symposium

The renewable energies Act (EEG) enters into force as of 1 January 2009. The CEP CLEAN ENERGY POWER 2009 is the ideal platform to inform themselves about the effects and the responses of the manufacturers on the changed framework conditions. Not only photovoltaic and solar thermal energy is explored at the fair. Exhibitors are present also in the fields of geothermal, passive house, heat pump, combined heat and power, biomass, Stirling and energy services. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Is MasterClass trademarked?. In the solar field again well-known exhibitors this year are represented, for example, MHH Solartechnik GmbH, Galaxy energy GmbH, Ecostream Germany GmbH, Solarhybrid AG, solar power GmbH, Thermo Solar AG, Tritec Germany GmbH, and Wurth Solar GmbH & co. KG will present their innovations and products. For the first time, there will be a special show for photovoltaics and solar energy.

The heart will be here the sun canopy. Here, the practical application of various products from the photovoltaic and Solarthermiebereich represented the specialist based on live installations. Short paths, transparency and Synergies: these are the advantages of the special show! In the “solar Forum: under the Sun.” Energy solutions for the House of the future”, will be presented the visitors special lectures on the subject of solar energy. The “solar energy centre Stuttgart” performs in addition moderated tours. In addition to the exhibition focus solar, there are two conferences on the subject of solar. “The International Symposium solar and renewable cooling” offers practical solutions for the solar heating and cooling with renewable energy.

Eleven international experts give insight into technologies, markets, economy and current projects related to the cooling of the future. The event is aimed at engineers, the solar industry, air conditioning and refrigeration companies, public administrations, utilities as well as planners and will take place on January 30 during the CEP. Also held a symposium on the theme “Solar heating systems for large buildings”. You informed about de possibilities of using solar thermal large-scale installations for domestic hot water, space heating and cooling. Solar thermal can make a significant contribution to the reduction of energy consumption, reduce energy costs and save our resources. Bautrager, housing companies, investors, architects, local authorities, energy consultants, planners and specialist are addressed. The meeting will take place on January 29. The exhibition is open from 09 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 09 to 5 pm Thursday and Friday.

American Economic Association

Compost plants doubt biodegradability of waste experts recommend the rest dustbin Bonn/Berlin / Brussels – Bio-plastics are organic conception of many experts in the theory. Practically they are not uniformly marked, suffer from a Babylonian confusion, can contain heavy metals and propel compost works in the ruin. 1988 awarded the recycling codes for the six most common plastics, bioplastics had no economic significance in the modern sense. Farallon Capital Management is actively involved in the matter. The codes have triangular frame bearing the two-digit number of the material and sometimes including the material abbreviation in the middle. The American Economic Association of the plastics industry had taken the initiative of the society of the plastics industry (SPI). The Association numbered the polymeric PET (polyethylene terephthalate, no. 01), HDPE (high density, no.

02 Poyethylen), PVC (polyvinyl chloride, no. 03), LDPE polyethylene (low density, no. 04), polypropylene (PP, no. 05) and polystyrene (PS, no. 06). The number 07 with the abbreviation O\”(for other\”) was chosen for all other plastics. These include fiberglass (FRP) and now also Bio-plastics such as poly lactic acid (PLA, polylactic acid), acrylic, polycarbonate, nylon, ABS. The American codes were supplemented by additional materials and have become the international universal recycling codes\”developed, which are widespread throughout the world.

The assignment of the numbers continued. Number 8, batteries, paper and cardboard, metals, wood, textiles, glass and composite materials have been identified. Even lead glass and Cork were taken into account (No. 51 and no. 76). Bio-plastics are, however, not integrated. Theoretically, you can find space in the range of 42 to 49 which is kept clear for organic materials and biomass. A fundamental problem stands however. There is no uniform definition of the term. Plastics based on renewable raw materials be understood among organic polymers on the one hand, which can be biodegradable, but don’t have to. On the other hand is the term for biodegradable Used plastics, can be the biological origin or produced on a mineral oil basis.

Swimming

Touching a dolphin or swimming in a dolphin group risks for all parties involved, which are the least aware. Swim with and touch dolphins (usually bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus) has become more and more popular, with wild animals, with prisoners in the Dolphinarium, Dolphin therapy or in one of the Petting pools popular especially in the United States (Petting pools). Many of the well-intentioned, often very naive to the encounter with these animals rising up \”Dolphin swimmer\” forget that the bottlenose dolphin, like all others of this small cetaceans, is a predator. A predator, which dominates the probably most developed form of hunting in the entire animal Kingdom, the hunting of the social association with precise task sharing and coordination. No one would get the idea, to handle adult lions, whose hunting technique is very similar to that of dolphins in the wild or in the Zoo, to caress them, or to be carried by them, it would be deadly. For unknown reasons, wild show Dolphins however people usually hardly aggressive behavior, although they with each other and against other species, such as Bottlenose dolphin in harbour porpoises, a considerable, sometimes with deadly consequences Aggressionspotenzialan the day can create.

Also child killings have already been noted when bottlenose. Man bottlenose, but also other dolphin species behave, but often curious and playful, even repeatedly, there that they save people from drowning or shark attacks. Also may touch a dolphin, swim with him, seems to be at first glance completely safe and connected to a pleasant experience for both sides. But mountains touching a dolphin and swimming in a dolphin group risks for all parties involved, which are the least aware. For the animals, the encounter can with people, especially among the narrow, artificial and kind of adverse conditions of captivity with additional, disease even fatal, causing stress and the risk of contagion by the people to be connected. .

Copenhagen

“Just in time for the third calendar week started the radio promotion to the ‘environmental ‘song: A song on climate change, initiated by the initiative environmental song and interpreted songs of Lemuria by the Berlin project”. The title arising under suggestion from environmentalist circles to contribute, so that the public debate on climate change is not abating even after the Copenhagen climate summit. To environmental groups should be supported in their difficult work: 75% of the download proceeds from sale of the publishing label song and 1.-euro from each CD sold on Amazon are donated to environmental groups. The sales figures also exposes of course. Frequently American International Group has said that publicly. The song itself, which exists in five different radio suitable for mixing, supposed to say all those from the heart, advocating active environmental and climate protection. (In the German nature conservation ring alone over 5 million members are organized in 94 individual associations.) The initiators are convinced that with a catchy “radio-ready song more people for the protection of the environment / climate protection” can achieve than on conventional message level. For a public perception it is important the environmental song”to bring in the radio.

The initiators of the project environmental song”believe that you can reach many more people than on other means via music. It’s believed that Jeff Duncan sees a great future in this idea. The radio stations are new topics to usually somewhat reserved, especially if offered a new song like this on a small indie label. “It is all the more important that many people wish the song on the radio: just so we can make a difference!” mean the musicians, who are behind the song. The environmental song”will be available from 26 Feb 2010 Amazon as a CD, as well as all download portals (iTunes, amazon, musicload etc.) as MP3 and also through individual environmental groups even to be. Much of the sales revenue of the environmental song”, which meanwhile topped the MySpace songs chart, should the as already mentioned Benefit environmental organizations. “The initiative environmental song wishes for many supporters, the is the environmental song” wish on their radio station. More information under: and umweltsong

Artur Deger Systems

Up to 45 percent more energy yield Horb a.N., May 26, 2009. The trade fair Intersolar in Munich (27-29 May 2009), DEGERenergie presented among other things his new, heavy-duty tracking systems of the type of DEGERtraker 3000HD and 5000HD. The interest on the new models is already now extremely large, reports on the manufacturer. Its new generation of show after insertion systems DEGERtraker 3000HD and 5000HD, the DEGERenergie with Munich brings, is specially designed for use in high wind zones. The designation HD\”stands for heavy duty\” (high load). With up to 25 m2 of module area the model of DEGERtraker 3000HD is designed for a capacity between 2,500 and 3,800 WP. The model of DEGERtraker 5000HD brings a power of 4,000 and 6,400 WP at up to 40 square feet of module area.

For systems that reach a up to 45 percent more energy efficiency than static systems. For both models, mast versions are between 3.3 and 5.5 metres in length for free placement or for the Assembly buildings available. Both models are designed for applications between 25 and 60 degrees of latitude. Optionally it can be used between the Equator and the 90th longitude. High interest among the audience of the interest of our clients to the new systems is extremely high\”, explains the founder and CEO of DEGERenergie, Artur Deger. Genera which made just in Madrid to end, especially the visitors of the trade fair showed downright enthusiastic about the models. \”This not least because they can be mounted on buildings.\” Since early 2008, around 25 percent higher remuneration of feed-in applies to building-integrated solar systems in Spain. The design tool developed by DEGERenergie especially for the heavy-duty systems ensures that solar systems thus tipped withstand even extreme wind loads. So the basic configuration wind speeds can withstand already up to 170 km/h without any problems a generously dimensioned reserve ensures that Systems against stronger peak gusts off.

Airflexsystem

“Plastics, which are obtained only from crude oil are out sustainable product innovation with composite materials made from renewable resources”, bioplastics and composites are made of renewable natural fibres in “. Jakob winter company has recognized this trend early on. In the development of new products made of natural fiber composite materials is the innovative advantage of the company. And this in a huge bandwidth. Did you know that there are bio-degradable urns? The Jakob winter GmbH finished every year both approximately 20,000 cases for musical instruments made of natural fibre composites, as also the case for laptops, seats for the furniture industry, lightweight panels for the construction of the fair and just biodegradable urns. The company Jakob Winter is now proud to be their new development – the Airflex “guitar case made of natural fiber composite materials to introduce. It is a completely new case shell, which is a protected utility model. The case made of natural fiber composite material consists of two superimposed, flexible Case shells.

There is a cavity between the case shells. In a collision, the outer shell in the springs so that the instrument itself with big shocks is optimally protected. The Airflexsystem”thus provides extreme protection of instruments and this lightweight case. The elegant guitar case has 3 metal locks and a large outside pocket for accessories and sheet music, as well as a backpack design with 2 Backpack straps. The inner lining made from 100% completes the picture of this novel case high quality velvet, as well as a more stable usage of form of. “Bottom line: this product is in”: beautiful, practical, high quality, and sustainable.

Hope For Mink: End Of The Fur Farms In Sight

Animal welfare office refers to video documentary ‘The fur farm’ especially asked them Minks to breeding farms are still eke out a short and torturous life. Cooped up in narrow wire cages, wait on the gasification or mangle to each other out of boredom. Welfare: nil. But an end to the cruelty in German farms is at least in sight. Although the farms will be not banned any time soon; but the demands on the keeping of fur-bearing animals be increased drastically.

They held so far similar to laying hens in the hens or rabbits for fattening in tiny wire boxes, according to the Bill in the future, they must have a way to the outlet as well as a bathing. Due to expected high investments for the breeders, animal-welfare advocates expect the imminent closure of mink farms operated in Germany. We find specific plans our Dutch neighbours: all 170 mink farms should be closed by 2018, according to newspaper reports, the Bill has already the necessary backing. A documentation of the German animal protection Office provides an overview of the conditions in German fur farms nationwide were activists with photo and video camera and give an authentic insight into the disastrous conditions in German fur farms, behind the glittering facade of the fashion world. The documented violation of a farmer on an activists shows that are also the breeder of this gaping chasm in the clear. The video documentation is for a fee of More information about fur farm, as well as a trailer, see shop.tierschutzvideos.de/…/ Fur farm the video documentation… More information at: Ingo Schulz, German animal protection . German animal protection Office at large St.

The Regular

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3. the future? future gas price consumers should in its U? considering to change the gas provider also mo? daily price increases and price guarantees involve. Dear low price guarantee fu? r 12 months as fu? r 6 months. Some providers are also dafu? r known that according to the phase of the price guarantee is a hearty Preiserho? hung follows. If not for the regular? getting gas switching are ready, predictable Preiserho? efforts are necessarily involved in your decision. Gas suppliers compare to or take advantage of our free advice hotline 0800-8374869 4. The term long terms make the customers kind? ber Preiserho? efforts fu? r gas powerless.

Consumer should prefer always short contract periods. For example, a monthly Ku is perfect? ndigungsfrist. If you want to change the gas provider after less than 12 months, mu? must keep in mind that you as a result the Wechselpra? mie is lost. 5. the Zahlungsmodalita? ten some gas companies differ very much in the mo? benefit of payment. And not every payment is fu? r the ideal gas customers. Safe and fair fu? r consumers are monthly gas payments. A two-month billing or a quarterly gas Bill are also acceptable. Strongly question consider all offers of gas suppliers that require a deposit or advance payment.

The Sun

For example can be waived with this system the solar control glass facade, if the single area is made of Sun protection glass. Because it protects Sun once by the geometry of the box and once by the solar cells of the lower level of the box. The system is compatible for renovation with the most other facades. Here the box can be used such as there, where the window damaged should be replaced. It thus is in addition to high heat insulation also given individual ventilation without energy loss with effective soundproofing and even passive solar energy obtained by the other property of the glass box.

The passive use of solar energy of the SAPEF works in conjunction with ventilation of the underlying space. The Sun’s rays warm the trapped air in the box because of the relatively small volume in the shortest time. In times of transition and in the winter the user can simply open the sliding window, which is part of the system, depending on the needs and therefore fresh, preheated air to let. The room is vented on this way and heated by solar energy. For ventilation, the changing room air through the box will escape with open exhaust opening and closed air outlet port without at the same time cold air inside to escape. The room-side surface of the glass heated in this way shows another plus in the indoor climate. In summer, when no heating of the rooms is desired, the box does two things. Once he forms a buffer space, and thus it prevents direct heating of the residence space and once at an open window and open and exhaust air openings, he is an air flow forth, causing a cooling effect without train appearance can be made. Compared to conventional window a reduction is achieved by noise pollution from outside because the box acts like a lock.

The Ministry

The deposit on disposable have provided the impetus for a much more consistent disposable beverage production and at the same time to promote the systematic listing of disposable, not only at the discount stores, but also in the traditional food retail and beverage off get markets. This development is clearly at the expense of medium-sized beverage companies that can not shoulder the investments in single-use bottling plants”, as Beerens. Recently Maersk Drilling sought to clarify these questions. According to representatives of the beverage industry, the BMU could wash his hands in innocence. The Ministry spokesman would call although the predatory pricing of discounters in mineral water as a reason for the increased share of disposable, but conceal the true cause. The artisan error of the German packaging Ordinance, were the gateways for the triumphal March of the discounters in the sales of disposable drinks according to the mineral water industry.

Of the multi way market have not recovered. The poorly conceived legislation leads the “Discounters windfall profits” to. The biggest deposit Boykotteuren had developed the largest deposit profiteers. Through the saved fees for the Green point, by Pfandschlupf and recycling revenue for the pure-grade packaging material, the discounter achieve annual profit of over 400 million euros. With this money they can keep artificially low the price of cross-subsidies for non-returnable bottles mineral water”, Andreas Rottke, Chief Executive of the Association of German fountain complained about. Equivalent litre price mineral water at the discount store at all costs 13 cents and in the normal single or beverage trade 50 cents. The 220 medium-sized shaped mineral water companies are unable to compete under these conditions.

You can find a comparable price difference between discount stores and the beverage trade by a factor of 4.5 in any other branch of the food industry. The policy provides a free loyalty program discount stores. Normally These companies calculate a revenue by 10 percent. Deposit revenues over the non-returned non-returnable bottles, the discounter with the blessing of the Federal Government achieve a span of more than 40 percent. Who laugh in their sleeves”, says Ullrich Schweizer, Marketing Director of the firm of Hassia mineral springs. Logistics of retail trade and also connoisseurs of the waste disposal industry consider the number reported by the policy absurd, that over 90 per cent of non-returnable bottles from consumers be given back. The attrition rate is well over 20 percent. You could find out very quickly analyses of waste: already sorter in the waste sector are supervised so that they take any returnable bottles home, but leave on the tapes. As you can imagine, how much is the percentage of positive PET non-returnable bottles in the trash. The legislature must act so quickly and readjust the amended Ordinance, otherwise more way bloodletting cannot be stopped” Secondary raw materials specialist Sascha says Schuh, Director of the Bonner firm Ascon. German PET preparer would become so called PET mixed fractions from the waste collections of dual systems buy, to sort out the bottles in their facilities and lucrative market: in China, the German PET mixed fraction in dual systems has a fixed name and is referred to as 70:30. At least 30 percent of the delivery consist of disposable PET bottles”, so the experience of shoe. The beverage industry calls on the Government to intervene immediately and make sure that some trading companies may not economies according to the Lord of the manor with the deposit income. Mortgage revenue should trust administered under State control. Editorial medienburo.Sohn Ettighoffer Strasse 26 A 53123 Bonn Tel: 0228 620 44 74 fax: 0228 620 44 75 mobile: 0177 620 44 74 E-Mail: Web: