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News in brief May 2022

6. May 2022

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. After the Russian attack on Ukraine, […]

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GES-Factsheet: Carbon Capture and Storage / Usage (CCS / CCU)

6. May 2022

Our conclusion: CCS and CCU are important tools in the fight against the climate crisis and represent opportunities that should be seized. Currently, 150 million tonnes of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere every year. In 2050, it will have to be many times that amount if – as is to be expected – fossil […]

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Update Strategy Statement: Dii Desert Energy – Global Energy Solutions

6. May 2022
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The world of energy has changed significantly in recent months. As a result of the war in Ukraine, focus of public discussion is increasingly on energy security. The import of fossil fuels from Russia is (currently) no longer an option. The search for alternatives is in full swing. This is also giving renewables a strong […]

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Easter package: Electricity will become even more expensive

6. May 2022

The share of renewables in electricity generation in Germany is to be at least 80 percent in 2030. This is a central promise of the so-called Easter Package presented by Economics Minister Robert Habeck. GES has done the math and concludes that the target cannot be achieved. Unfortunately, there are considerable gaps in the paper […]

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News in brief April 2022

1. April 2022

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. What are the consequences of the […]

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GES Background Paper: Reducing CO2 Emissions. Technology, costs and challenges

1. April 2022

Into the ground instead of into the atmosphere, that is the principle of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The CO2 produced by industrial processes is captured, concentrated and injected into caverns, for instance. Internationally, this is regarded as a safe method of storing CO2 in an environmentally friendly way. Another method is the injection of […]

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Strategy Statement: Dii Desert Energy – Global Energy Solutions

1. April 2022
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Dii Desert Energy is the successor organisation to Desertec. Dii and GES share a similar view of the global energy transition. A quote from the joint paper: “Global Energy Solutions and Dii Desert Energy are not only focusing on green electricity, but also on the conversion to hydrogen and its derivatives. In addition, liquid organic […]

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Position paper of the Board of Trustees of Global Energy Solutions

1. April 2022
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An excerpt: “We welcome the flexible cycle model pursued by the association, which does not name fossil fuels per se as the core problem, but the burning of these fossil fuels in such way that CO2 is released into the atmosphere. As far as possible this must be prevented. Hence, the focus is on technical […]

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Interview Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW)

1. April 2022

The GdW is responsible for around six million rental flats in Germany. By law, these flats must also be heated in a climate-neutral way by 2045. Up to now, the housing industry has mainly relied on heat from interconnected networks and on gas. If more buildings are heated by heat pumps in the future, partly […]

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Green electricity and hydrogen – the German energy system 2050

4. March 2022

Thomas Unnerstall is an energy consultant, author and member of Global Energy Solutions. In this interview, he outlines the future of the German power and energy system until 2050. After the phasing out of German nuclear power plants this year and the planned shutdown of coal-fired power plants, gas-fired power plants would become increasingly important. […]

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