"Prices Should Tell the Ecological Truth"
The EU implemented a Cap and Trade
System as its central climate instrument. Such an Emissions Trading System
sets a clear CO2 price signal for industry - if well implemented. Barack
Obama has announced to introduce a Cap and Trade System in the US. But
parts of industry in the EU and the US fight for many loopholes in the
system which would undermine its efficiency.
No New Coal Power Plants without CCS
Coal is the most important contributer to greenhouse gas emissions. New coal power plants destroy the climate - as long as safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not a functional alternative.
Saving Biodiversity And Climate
Conservation of the tropical rainforest is not only a key factor for climate but also for biodiversity protection and the natural resources of indigenous people. An international rain forest fund is the best option to finance necessary measures.
100 Percent Renewable Electricity in the EU before 2050
For 100 percent renewable electricity we need a combination of two strategies. First: Massive increase of decentralised renewable energy combined with a smart grid. Second: Import of solar thermal, wind and biomass electricity from North Africa, North and East Europe via a Super Grid.
||Top Runner Program
The Most Efficient sets the Standard
Dynamic energy efficiency standards
are a powerful tool for the rapid increase of energy efficiency. This shows
the top runner programme in Japan, where the most efficient product sets
the standard for all other products of its class. Other producers have
to follow. This leads to a competition determined by energy efficiency.
Design: Die Superpixel (Nadja Epperlein, Theresa Haufe)
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Safety, the Federal Environmental Agency and the Church Development Service
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