Posts Tagged:Germany

EARTHtalks: Dare to be great!

On Thursday May, 16th, the annual EARTHtalks brought together renowned speakers and many (especially young) people interested in climate change and the environment in Vienna’s imperial Hofburg. In her introductory remarks, Freda Meissner-Blau chose “We want a lively planet” as the theme for this inspirational event which is organized by NEONGREEN Network as an “Initiative…

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Electromobility – Interview and thoughts

Recently, I have visited the launch event of the new Austrian Sustainable Mobility association at the Natural History Museum Vienna where it was possible to take a look at electric cars, bicycles and motorbikes. Moreover, I had the opportunity to interview Craig Davis from TESLA MOTORS about his company’s electric sports car, its contribution in…

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The Austrian Solar Photovoltaic Disaster

Yesterday, Photovoltaic Austria called the state of Austria’s solar photovoltaic industry in the last year a “full solar eclipse”. Similarly to wind energy, the newly installed solar PV capacity in Austria dramatically declined to only 2.0 MWp due to the bad Eco-electricity Act. In contrast, the newly installed capacities of some of our neighboring countries:…

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The Austrian Wind Power Disaster

According to a current study on the potential of wind energy and its effects on climate change, health, the environment, water use and other sustainability factors, wind energy is the most promising form of energy. With 43% of newly installed capacity in the EU in 2008, wind power is an integral element of European renewable energy investments.…

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