Tag Archives: Germany

Drivers of High Petrol Prices Mostly Unimpressed


Munich – Germany’s drivers consist of a survey, in spite of high fuel prices in the majority not less behind the wheel. In a representative Emnid, a survey was conducted to more than 1,000 German citizens on behalf of the news magazine “Focus” last Saturday and reported that 45 percent still drives regardless of the rising gas prices. Only 37 percent said that they will just leave their car and 18 percent of respondents use absolutely no vehicle.



Government Rejects Million Funding for Coal and Gas


Hamburg – The German power corporations have apparently faster than expected to change to renewable energy. The news magazine “Der Spiegel” reported that the government wants to not subsidize the construction of efficient coal and gas power stations, as originally planned.

“The power plant development program will not pursue,” the Federal Economics Ministry said to the report on a question by Green energy experts Oliver Krischer. This funding from the hailed is like “the end of a Holzwegs”.

The federal government decided the funding of around half a billion euros last summer and close potential gaps in supply caused by the target for 2022 nuclear phase may arise. The subsidy program envisaged to subsidize the construction of coal-and gas-fired power plants with up to 15 percent.



Solar Storm Warning Saturday Night



Since last Thursday, July 12, it was noted that the solar storm could cause problems in air traffic, satellite navigation systems (GPS) and the electrical flow, especially in Scandinavia and northern Germany. But for the moment, it has not yet made ​​these effects. So far, only a few have reported interference to radio communications on flights over the poles.

In northern Europe, it was expected to see northern lights—a phenomena that have already been observed in some regions of Siberia, and that the solar storm had an intensity of G3 on a scale of G1 (weak) to G5 (intense).

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States, says that while the sun increases its activity, the eruptions of the previous months have not exceeded the fears.

The predictions of solar storms have improved in recent years at the same time it reduced damage to the satellites.



What is the Treaty of Bonn?

In July 2001, at the summit in the German city of Bonn, an overall agreement was reached on the conditions for implementing the Kyoto Protocol.

The Bonn agreement was signed by 180 countries, not including the United States, which did not ratify this global agreement. In October of that year, it was held in Marrakech at the Seventh Meeting of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was completed to address some issues that were pending in Bonn.

The agreement adopted sets on how countries must have their emissions of greenhouse gases, how they can account for the so-called carbon sinks, how to be penalized for not complying and how should they should use the flexibility mechanisms (emissions trading between countries). This agreement also regulates aid to be received by developing countries to tackle climate change.