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News in brief February 2023

3. February 2023

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 Norwegian state-owned company Equinor could […]

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker on the work of GES

3. February 2023

“At the power plants, capturing and recycling CO2 has great potential, although the question is who is going to pay for it. Comparable to the successful Montreal Protocol to prevent a hole in the ozone layer, this should primarily be done by the industrialised countries. For the existing fleet, synthetic fuels in particular offer good […]

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Maersk on the way to climate-neutral ship propulsion

3. February 2023

The Danish Maersk Line is the largest container shipping company in the world. It has set itself ambitious climate targets. By 2030, 60 percent of CO2 emissions are to be saved in the shipping fleet, compared to 2018. Maersk has already ordered 19 seagoing container ships that can also be powered by methanol. Other climate-neutral […]

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New GES Paper: Fallacies and Incorrectness in the Energy and Climate Crisis

3. February 2023

Germany tends towards moralising know-it-allism. GES criticises in particular the tendency towards climate nationalism, and argues against it: The climate crisis can only be solved globally. Our politics, on the other hand, often moves within a national frame of thinking, spends a lot of money and concentrates a lot of people’s personal commitment in the […]

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Interview Hansjörg Lerchenmüller

3. February 2023

Biochar is produced through pyrolysis – a low-oxygen process of biomass conversion. Residual materials are used in this process, for example waste from the timber industry or straw. Biochar is used as a soil conditioner in agriculture. This way, carbon is permanently stored in the soil. Pyrolysis is an exothermic process. Once started, it produces […]

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News in brief January 2023

30. December 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. The concretisation of a G7 climate […]

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New GES position paper

30. December 2022
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An excerpt: A prosperity-compatible energy and climate strategy for the world with an outlook to the year 2050 and a population of ten billion people requires – also proportionally – a multiple of today’s amount of climate-friendly electricity. This will be generated in various ways: old and new methods of using renewable energies, fossil energy […]

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New GES paper: On the transport of energy

30. December 2022

When electricity flows, electrons are on the move. When (synthetic) fuels flow, they are molecules. As a result of the global energy transition, the transport routes of both electrons and molecules will change. In addition, the demand for energy will increase over the coming decades, which in turn will affect transport capacities. In their paper, […]

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New GES paper: Oceans as a sink for anthropogenic CO2

30. December 2022

The world’s oceans are the largest carbon store on earth and one of the most important buffers of CO2. Annually, marine ecosystems can absorb about 3 gigatonnes of the greenhouse gas. This is a relevant magnitude. Even a transport of CO2 into deeper layers of the oceans beyond 3000 or 4000 metres is apparently possible, […]

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Interview with Jens Wagner

30. December 2022

Green hydrogen or blue hydrogen, the terminology is of little importance to Jens Wagner of GasConTec. What matters to him is how much CO2 is released in the production of one tonne of hydrogen (or ammonia or methanol). In this sense, fossil-based hydrogen can even be better than hydrogen from renewables, thanks to carbon capture. […]

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