GES: Project funding confirmed

GES: Project funding confirmed Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), at the founding ceremony of GES The founding ceremony of GES, Ulm City Hall The project aims to show that there is a prosperity-compatible solution to the global energy and climate challenges. In the sense of… Continue reading GES: Project funding confirmed

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We need a realistic, implementable programme

Global Energy Solutions proposes to German politicians that climate-neutral synthetic fuels be added to today’s classic petrol. This is also possible for diesel and heating oil. The blending rate could be 15 percent in 2030. This would be a considerable contribution to achieving the goal of the new German climate protection law. Compared to 1990,… Continue reading We need a realistic, implementable programme

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West Africa could supply all of Europe with green energy

The Potential Atlas of Green Hydrogen by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) shows almost unbelievable possibilities for energy cooperation between Europe and Africa. According to this, up to 165,000 terawatt hours of green hydrogen can be produced annually in West Africa alone. This corresponds to more than 100 times the amount… Continue reading West Africa could supply all of Europe with green energy

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What does “climate-neutral” mean here?

The Wettbewerbszentrale recently criticised several companies, including Aldi Süd, for using the term climate neutrality in a misleading and non-transparent way. Yet this term has been established for many years. Since the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, it has been clear that CO2 emissions caused in an industrialised country can be compensated elsewhere – for example… Continue reading What does “climate-neutral” mean here?

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On our own account: project funding confirmed

The project, for which Global Energy Solutions e.V. was founded, can start on 01.07.2021. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has approved funding for the research project “Global Energy Perspectives – Development of a Reference Model to Address Global Energy and Climate Challenges”. The project aims to show that there is a… Continue reading On our own account: project funding confirmed

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Possible contributions to meet the climate targets after the judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court

The German climate target by 2030 is increased from 55% reduction to 65% compared to 1990. Since 1990, 40% reduction from about 1050 million tons of CO2 to 630 million tons of CO2 has been achieved in the energy-related sector. This was comparatively easy compared to the 55% reduction volume by 2030 envisaged since the… Continue reading Possible contributions to meet the climate targets after the judgement of the German Federal Constitutional Court

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Expensive and inefficient climate nationalism

Global Energy Solutions comments on the Federal Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Climate Protection Act. The court targets a lack of intergenerational justice and calls on policymakers to take measures that lead to the achievement of the 2°C or better even 1.5°C target. The central element of the argumentation is the so-called budget approach. GES… Continue reading Expensive and inefficient climate nationalism

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Nature-based Solutions – A Necessary Element for Solving the Climate Problem

The potential of Nature-based Solutions is huge. A reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere by 10 billion tonnes annually is possible. This is confirmed by a publication in the renowned journal nature. Reforestation, rainforest protection or humus formation in agriculture bring positive development effects in the sense of the 2030 agenda and contribute to the… Continue reading Nature-based Solutions – A Necessary Element for Solving the Climate Problem

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Honour for Prof. Walter Leitner, member of the GES Board of Trustees

Prof. Leitner is nominated for the European Inventor Award of the European Patent Office for the development of a new technique for the use of CO2. He is head of “Technical Chemistry and Petrochemistry” at RWTH Aachen University and director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mühlheim/Ruhr. The new process he… Continue reading Honour for Prof. Walter Leitner, member of the GES Board of Trustees