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  23.09.2014   13:38   Leserkommentare (1)

Wie versprochen: Energiewende wird immer billiger

Die Energiewende wird wohl noch etwas teurer. Jüngster Kostentreiber ist der Ausbau der regionalen Stromnetze. Die müssen verstärkt werden, um die schnell wachsenden Mengen dezentral erzeugten Ökostroms aus Biogasanlagen, Windstromkraftwerken und Photovoltaikanlagen an die großen Netzknotenpunkte zu transportieren, von wo aus sie zügig und in großen Mengen in die Verbrauchszentren geleitet werden können.

Das Wirtschaftsministerium hat unlängst Fachleuten erstmals ein Konzept präsentiert, nach dem bis zum Jahre 2032 „je nach Szenario zusätzliche Gesamtinvestitionen in Höhe von 23 bis 49 Milliarden Euro erforderlich“ werden. Die jährlichen Kosten der Nieder-, Mittel- und Hochspannungsnetze, die die Verbraucher tragen, „erhöhen sich um 10 bis 20 Prozent in den nächsten 20 Jahren“, heißt es in dem Gutachten, das das...

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Kategorie(n): Wirtschaft 

  20.09.2014   10:36   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Royal Society, Klima-Alarm und ein neuer Wissenschaftsskandal

Die Times berichtet: It was presented as shocking evidence of the damage being done by climate change: a species driven to extinction because of a decline in rainfall in its only habitat. Now the “rediscovery” of a species of snail is prompting questions about the role played by the Royal Society, Britain’s most prestigious scientific institution, in raising false alarm over an impact of climate change.

Rhachistia aldabrae was found alive last month on Aldabra, a coral island in the Seychelles, seven years after a scientific paper in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters had declared it extinct and said climate change was to blame. The claim was cited in 2013 in a paper in another Royal Society journal, which suggested that this was the clearest example of man-made climate change causing an extinction. [...]

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte  Wissen 

  13.09.2014   11:11   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Oxford Debate: Green Growth – Is It Losing Lustre?

The Oxford Analytica Conference, 18 September, Christ Church Oxford

With many advanced economies questioning whether they can afford low-carbon policies and investments in renewable energy, emerging markets account for a growing share of global investment in ‘green’ energy.

Yet fiscal pressures are raising doubts in these countries, too, jeopardising the global green growth transition. In this climate, it is no surprise that large-scale private investment in ‘green’ sectors has yet to materialise due to perceived risks and the relative novelty of the market. That is unlikely to change until governments create the enabling conditions needed for business to drive forward the next generation of green growth.

MODERATOR:
Jens Tholstrup
Managing Director, Global Economic Consultancy

PANELLISTS:
Lord Deben
Chairman, Committee on...

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Kategorie(n): Wissen  Wirtschaft 

  13.09.2014   10:43   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Die neue EU Kommission und das Ende der grünen Agenda

European Union leaders announced they will be consolidating energy and environmental goals under a new commissioner, effectively axing the intergovernmental groups’ climate arm as green policies are making it harder for citizens to pay their power bills.

Former Spanish agriculture and environment minister Miguel Arias Canete was tapped by the EU Commission to take over a consolidated energy and climate office. Canete will be replacing Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in what is seen as a huge blow to Europe’s global warming efforts.

“The EU is signalling a historical shift away from its green priority towards a new focus on economic recovery, competitiveness and energy cost,” Dr. Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Kategorie(n): Ausland  Klima-Debatte 

  10.09.2014   16:49   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Gegen Klima-Realität helfen weder Medizin noch PR Tricks

Mein Kommentar zur britischen Klimaskepsis: The public’s obsession with climate change, a common feature during much of the 1980s and 1990s, has been waning rapidly.

The reason for growing climate fatigue is not so much a PR failure. After all, hundreds of millions are being spent each year around the world by thousands of NGOs, green energy lobbies and green government ministers.

It is rather that reality no longer corresponds with alarmist predictions that were issued just a few years ago.

The novelty of global warming and the habitual alarm have lost their original shock value. Most people have begun to take climate scares with a sizeable pinch of salt.

The climate campaign was founded on two fears: that global warming was an urgent threat that needed to be prevented imminently and at all costs; and second, that the world was...

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  10.09.2014   15:51   Leserkommentare (im Wartemodus)

Three quarters of Tory MPs sceptical of man-made global warming

The overwhelming majority of Conservative MPs do not believe that a link between human activity and climate change has been proven, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by Populus for PR Week, found that while 51 percent of MPs from all parties believe global warming is largely man-made, just 30 percent of Tories agree. This is in sharp contrast to Labour, with 73 percent of their MPs agreeing that human activity causes climate change.

Just over half of Conservatives agreed with the statement “it has not yet been conclusively proved that climate change is man made”, with a further 18 percent agreeing that “man-made climate change is environmentalist propaganda”.

Writing for PR Week, Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation said that the rise in climate scepticism can be explained simply by the fact that...

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte 

  02.09.2014   17:00   Leserkommentare (1)

Global Warming Policy Forum

Five years after its inauguration in 2009, the Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new campaigning arm, the Global Warming Policy Forum.

The new organisation will be able to conduct campaigns and activities which do not fall squarely within the Foundation’s remit as an educational charity.

This arrangement reflects those used by other organisations with dual structures, such as Amnesty International UK and Greenpeace UK.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation’s news and opinion pieces will henceforth be covered by the new website of the Global Warming Policy Forum, as will the CCNet newsletter, founded and edited by Dr Benny Peiser since 1997.

The Foundation will continue to advance its charitable objects by commissioning and publishing reports and papers and by organising lectures and...

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte 

  29.08.2014   09:28   Leserkommentare (1)

Klima-Propheten: Keine Ahnung, aber davon viel

FAZ: Harte Zeiten für Klimaforscher: Sie rechnen und rechnen - und bleiben dennoch Anworten schuldig. Das kann Jahrzehnte so gehen. Die globale Erwärmung pausiert, weshalb weiss keiner.

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Kategorie(n): Klima-Debatte  Wissen