Wednesday, December 1

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Economy

Japan-US joint energy-saving building demonstration test in New York

A joint US-Japan energy-saving building demonstration test has begun in Utica, New York. Aim to reduce power consumption by half compared to standard buildings.The demonstration test will be conducted jointly by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Shimizu Corporation, Shimizu North America LLC and New York State Institute of Technology. The ZEN (Zero Energy Nanotechnology) Building, where demonstration tests have begun, was built by the New York State Polytechnic Institute last year on the university’s premises. NEDO and New York State Institute of Technology signed a basic agreement in 2013 to promote an energy conservation demonstration project at the ZEN Building. NEDO, contractor Shimizu Corporation, and Shimizu North America LLC have introduced ...
1500 new wind turbines are needed every year
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

1500 new wind turbines are needed every year

In order to achieve the climate protection goals, the “turbo” must be used when expanding wind power. This requires reforms in species protection, warns the energy association. In 2020, just 420 wind turbines were erected. Dhe energy association BDEW considers around 1500 new wind turbines on land to be necessary every year until 2030 in order to be able to achieve climate targets. “We need the turbo now,” said Kerstin Andreae, General Manager of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW), the German Press Agency. At the same time, she called for reforms, for example in species protection, for more areas. In addition, the acceptance for wind turbines must be increased.According to the German Wind Energy Association, only 420 wind turbines were built last year. ...
Bahn wants to prevent GDL strikes
Car and traffic

Bahn wants to prevent GDL strikes

The GDL had declared the previous talks to have failed and announced strikes from August – if the railway did not move. Now the group is submitting a new offer. Dhe Deutsche Bahn has submitted a new offer to the train drivers’ union GDL and intends to prevent the announced strikes. “Our offer today is a clear signal for the collective bargaining agreement. Together, we must succeed in avoiding a summer strike, ”said Bahn Personnel Director Martin Seiler on Thursday. The collective bargaining partners have a high level of responsibility, especially in the transport infrastructure, and must exhaust all means to find a solution without strikes.With the new offer, the railway is now offering wage increases in two steps: 1.5 percent on January 1, 2022 and 1.7 percent on March 1, 2023 w...