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News in brief March 2024

29. February 2024

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. UN climate chief Simon Stiell is […]

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The German government’s carbon management strategy

29. February 2024
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GES sees the draft carbon management strategy by Economics Minister Robert Habeck as an overdue step. The world is now also moving towards the GES reference solution in Germany: the “2-pillar electricity system” and “Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage” building blocks are being given the space they need. If 80 per cent of global primary […]

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India is booming – demand for energy is rising

29. February 2024

GES is in dialogue with an Indian energy expert: Manoj Agarwal lives in India and has many years of experience in the energy industry and had been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the then one of the major Indian Power Utility company in the private sector. Today he is a freelance consultant. In his […]

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News in brief February 2024

2. February 2024

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. The EU’s carbon management strategy envisages […]

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GES lecture on the energy transition

2. February 2024

In November last year, Professor Franz Josef Radermacher, CEO of GES, was awarded the Green Innovator 2023 prize of honour by German industry and the ife network for make-to-order manufacturers, as we reported. The prizewinner’s presentation is now online, in the video from minute 6:00. In it, Radermacher describes the energy transition as an “absurd […]

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New GES paper: The challenge of surplus electricity. A perspective analysis up to the year 2045

2. February 2024

The ongoing expansion of renewable energies in Germany is leading to increasing fluctuations in the supply of electricity due to the volatility of photovoltaics and wind energy. At times, high surplus flows are generated that cannot be sold or even given away in Europe. At other times, there are shortfalls. From GES’s point of view, […]

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Plea in favour of a transformation electricity price

2. February 2024

Peter von Zumbusch is plant manager of the chemical company Wacker in Burghausen, Bavaria, which employs 8,000 people. The production of semiconductor silicon as a basic material for chip production is a key pillar. And this pillar is energy-intensive. Wacker in Burghausen consumes about as much electricity as 900,000 households. Peter von Zumbusch is in […]

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News in brief January 2024

29. December 2023

At this point, we pick up on news from recent weeks that, from GES’s point of view, give hope because they contain the building blocks of a possible global solution and / or help to develop a realistic view of the challenges that lie ahead. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has presented a “Roadmap for […]

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New paper on building with wood

29. December 2023

The study by GES and FAWn for Viebrockhaus states: “Taking into account other areas of use, wood will make a contribution to climate adaptation – but avoiding 10 per cent of today’s CO2 emissions will probably already be a lot. This has to do with the enormous building volumes that will have to be realised […]

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GES at the climate conference in Dubai

29. December 2023

Although the final declaration of the World Climate Conference in Dubai (COP28) speaks of a “transition away from fossil fuels”, there is no mention of a phase-out of coal, gas and oil. COP28 changes practically nothing, or hardly anything, about the continued essential importance of fossil fuels. Nothing else was to be expected. The final […]

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