Tuesday, October 19

Tag: climate

Energy efficiency from the computer to the program
Middle class

Energy efficiency from the computer to the program

Data centers and AI need a lot of electricity – and at the same time should help to cope with climate change. A contradiction? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! A guest post. IIn the fight against climate change, digital technologies have become indispensable. Intelligent control systems across various economic sectors help to be more energy-efficient, to conserve resources and ultimately to achieve climate goals. Intelligent power grids enable more sustainable energy generation and distribution. Digital solutions also help to reduce CO2 emissions in agricultural and industrial production, in trade, as well as in the mobility and transport sector.For example, “digital twins” in the pharmaceutical industry help to optimize the decentralized production of drug...
Coalition still agrees on a quick energy turnaround
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Coalition still agrees on a quick energy turnaround

In the future, it should be easier to replace wind turbines and generate solar power in fields. Hydrogen is considered to be the new miracle weapon against climate change. In the last week of the session before the federal election, the grand coalition is making a final spurt in legislation on climate protection. The main goal of the Union and the SPD is to expand renewable energies faster than before. This should make it easier to replace old wind turbines with new ones or to transport hydrogen using your own pipe work.At the same time, the aim of the future is to take greater account of the effects of climate protection policy on the economy, employment and private households. This includes compensation payments for small and medium-sized businesses that could move abroad due to...
“Agricultural subsidies do not make agriculture more climate-friendly”
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

“Agricultural subsidies do not make agriculture more climate-friendly”

The EU spends billions of euros on climate-friendly agriculture. The CO2 emissions, however, hardly change – the Court of Auditors issues a damning testimony. AThe Portuguese government does not seem to want to raise its expectations too high before the next round of negotiations on EU agricultural reform. After the Portuguese, who will hold the Council Presidency until the end of June, upgraded the last two rounds between the EU Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the Commission from a simple trialogue to a super trialogue and finally in May even to a jumbo trialogue, they are now back on the super -Trialogue arrived.On Thursday and Friday, those involved want to try again to agree on a common line on EU agricultural policy for 2023 to 2027. The chances of success are unclear...
Government is planning a quota for the auto industry to buy green steel
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Government is planning a quota for the auto industry to buy green steel

On the other hand, the originally planned obligation for solar roofs on new buildings is off the table. And also the plan to let the landlords share in the costs of the CO2 tax. Dhe federal government is planning a quota for the purchase of green steel by the auto industry. “In order to stimulate green lead markets for climate-neutral and recycled raw materials, a dualism of introducing product quotas for CO2-efficient products and promoting additional costs will be implemented in a transitional period,” says a draft for the “immediate climate protection program 2022” from which the news agency Reuters quoted. And it also says there: “The program will be introduced for green steel in the automotive industry.” Quota regulations should therefore be checked for other basic material in...