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Electricity prices rise with a very ugly for the consumer regularity. Electricity prices rise with a very ugly for the consumer regularity. Every customer has the right freely to choose its supplier however and can save money by choosing an alternative power provider. As a first step for the change, it makes sense to be aware of cheap electricity. For a comparison, the customer requires an approximate overview of its consumption as different designs of land and consumption prices cause that depending on the required amount of electricity an other provider can be cheaper. Visit a price comparison page is to obtain a comprehensive overview of cheap electricity. Also stromvergleich.ibuxx.de is very informative.
Some cheap electricity provider grant the customer further savings potential, if he decides to advance payment or a special discount. The use of such offers can cheapen the power quite. Who is not prepared, in To enter payment in advance, his changing search criteria to find a cheap provider according to. The change of electricity provider is no risk for the customer. In particular, no changes in the electrical system or at the counter are required. In the event of a fault, the local operator of the contact continues.
Also these requests continue once a year a meter reading, because he must settle the through line costs with the selected provider. Cheap electricity supplier occasionally increase their prices as costs actually rise. In such a case is a special right of termination for the customer. Some providers allow you to acquire a long-term price guarantee against a slight price premium. The use of such services becomes profitable in most cases, especially since the world’s increasing energy consumption still rising energy prices than likely suggests. In connection with the acceptance of a price guarantee, the customer usually also binds to the Company and voluntarily waive his right of cancellation. Often one is granted but after one year, while not following termination of the contract remain the price guarantee for two to three years. In case of a move, a legally guaranteed special right of termination exists in any case. If you are not convinced, visit Jerome James. For consumers who want a high proportion of electricity from renewable energy in its energy mix, cheap electricity is available. Even for completely organically produced power can find offers on the comparison sites for the electricity costs on the Internet. Joachim jokiba stromvergleich.ibuxx.decontinue reading
Bremen citizens can reward kiosk for climate-friendly commitment Saturday on 27 February a Carrotmob in Bremen will take place for the first time. The action an opportunity, their power as to exert consumer citizens. Everyone has the opportunity to reward that he invested 50 percent of sales on this day provided in the climate-friendly modernisation of the kiosk the kiosk “Que pasa amigos” in the Easter stone path 8-10 for. “The climate-friendly measures are by an energy consultant for the campaign climate seeks protection”, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of the environment, proposed, calculated and implemented. We support Carrotmob actions throughout Germany because energy-saving measures are triggered this concretely,”says Steffi sour Ballesteros, project manager of the campaign.
Our energy consultants on site, calculate how much CO2 can be avoided by replacing an old appliance, use of energy-efficient lighting and other energy-saving measures.” The amount of revenue decides how many at the end of the day, Measures can be implemented. Wallpapers: Carrots for good climate a Carrotmob is the positive counterpart of the boycott: here will be rewarded local businesses that want to engage in climate protection and punishes not those who disregard this. By the organized shopping action, customers can make an important contribution to climate protection with her acting. With 50 percent of its revenues, the Bremen kiosk owner invested the second highest share in climate protection a Carrotmob is ever brought up in Germany. In the run-up to the campaign, several shops were asked whether they want to participate and how much is the sales share, they want to use the for climate-friendly measures.
The business that wants to employ the highest proportion of its turnover for climate protection is awarded the contract. The concept of the car red mob is simple but effective. Participants organize themselves, similar to the FlashMob, primarily on the Internet with blogs, Twitter and other online forums. You date at a specific time in a specific business, to jointly buy things of daily needs. Carrotmob “stands figuratively for a donkey who is enticed and led to a certain target with the carrot. The company are animated according to the same principle that, to adopt climate-friendly policies. Balance sheet: Protecting targeted consumer climate in Germany the first Carrotmob was brought in June 2009 in Berlin in the roles, to create awareness for sustainability across social boundaries. Since then, there was another car red mobs in Berlin, Munich, Bonn and Frankfurt in Germany. So far, the actions of energy-saving measures have initiated will prevent in the future more than 40 tonnes of CO2 per year. In addition, the visitors are motivated by their targeted shopping, to remain active and to save energy in your own four walls. Whether small or large climate protection steps, with the interactive energy saving advisors on you will find the best energy-saving benefits for his situation. About the co2online non-profit GmbH which is non-profit consultancy co2online mbH for the reduction of climate-damaging CO2 emissions a. Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors, a climate quiz and portal partners from business, media, science and policy, she motivates individuals to also save money with active climate protection. “” “co2online is carrier air looking for campaign protection” (www.klima-sucht-schutz.de), the heating level campaign “(www.heizspiegel.de), the pumps campaign” (www.sparpumpe.de) and the Energiesparclubs “(www.energiesparclub.de). All campaigns promoted by the Federal Ministry of the environment. Contact: Steffi sour Rauf co2online non-profit limited company Hochkirchstrasse 9 10829 Berlin Tel: 030 / 210 21 86-15 email:continue reading
Nuremberg air protection agency greenOrange becoming innovative product of electricity costs quickly, easily and reduce as far as possible without investment wants everyone – but many people do not know how they should do it. The climate protection agency greenOrange has now developed an instrument of Nuremberg, with one almost at the same time can teach saving electricity thieves. The product is called “EnergieCheck Home” and consists of a sockets current meter and a simple but sophisticated instructions you can use to tune the main electricity consumers in the budget without effort. You can inspect 14 devices (including lighting) with the EnergieCheck home their savings out. The user learns about a simple test, which devices bring the biggest savings – it starts, because that has the largest savings.
Then it goes: while such as washing, along the way to measure the power consumption of the washing machine and determines the annual cost with the instructions. Now he proposes EnergieCheck home several measures to reduce the power consumption per wash. It has implemented this, you can determine how much to save every year. The trick is that most of the measures are immediately and at no cost to implement, so it saves money from the moment of implementation. The current measurement is carried out only if a device is already used, therefore a time not even overhead. On the website of greenOrange users of the EnergieChecks find an extended range, which provides further measures for the discussed devices E.g.. So the optimization of consumption can be increased at any time further. The EnergieCheck home is aimed at consumers and caters to both homeowners and tenants. The product is interesting but also for businesses: energy supply companies can offer their customers the EnergieCheck home, construction and electronics markets can absorb the instrument in its range and energy consultants can score with its customers with a greater added value. greenOrange cooperation requests is available at any time open face. more information: energiecheck Wolfdietrich Ederer greenOrange, Ceramix AGcontinue reading
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), each person consumes on average at least 100 litres of water per day. The water consumption is significantly higher in developed nations. In Germany it is about 140 litres daily per capita consumption. Get all the facts and insights with Maddie Taylor, another great source of information. Really surprise or shock you can anyone with these numbers so quickly. Water exists in abundance, so the general attitude is, sometimes even too much, as floods suggest us.
Also, the water covers at least 70% of the Earth’s surface. Water but is not equal to water, because salt water is not usable if left untreated. Only 2% of water are potentially can be used as drinking water. It shall be deducted in ice and snow-bound water. It leaves only 0.46% of the total. If we save water, it protects not only our purse strings, but we also actively contribute to protecting the environment. Because waste water must be cleaned extensively in wastewater treatment plants, to get it back so clean so that it has the usual drinking water quality. But saving water is fairly easy and the following tips on water saving us also not in the quality of our life limit.
Let’s start in the kitchen. A dishwasher is convenient and helps save even on the water. Because if, for example, 12 dining seats are washed by hand, 50 litres of water are needed. Dishwasher needed only 19 liters, clean for washing the same amount. To save water with the dishwasher really, he should be but also really getting full before starting. A preliminary wash cycle is unnecessary in most cases. The dishes will be cleaned properly in the austerity program. What is true for the dishwasher in the kitchen, also applies to the washing machine. Run only she, if she is really full, and take advantage of the savings program. It continues in the bathroom. Each now probably has a savings button on the flush of the toilet. If not, you should do so quickly. Because if you have old cisterns in your home, you spend one third of your water only for flushing the toilet. When you use the Save 30-50% water saving button, without compromising the hygiene including. Also, you should occasionally check your toilet cistern. The seals are leaking, may leak some litres of water per hour. You should think of the water consumption even when shaving and brushing your teeth. Run not the cock, but populate your toothbrush glass before cleaning and before shaving so much water into the basin, run as you really need. A bath is relaxing, but bear in mind that a full bath contains about 140 litres of water. In the shower, you consume, however, only 20 litres are only 14-17 liters of water per minute in a minute, using a flow volume limiter in the shower head. If you prefer a shower to a bath, you save so much precious wet. You can save water in the garden. Collect rainwater for watering your plants. And if it for a few days should be hot and sunny in the summer, must not always water your lawn. Even after a long time without rain or artificial irrigation is the Brown lawn green after a few days of rain again. Christian Jungcontinue reading
Animal welfare Alliance ‘rabbit fattening, no, thank you’ nationwide campaign starts today launches the animal welfare Alliance rabbit mast, officially thank his campaign against rabbit farms. Objective of the Alliance, in which nearly 50 animal welfare associations and organizations at the Federal and national level involved, is the out of rabbit cages, as well as the introduction of a statutory position regulation for rabbits for fattening. Ben Bernanke insists that this is the case. With a public action, consumers were informed today morning in front of the Cologne Cathedral about the sad fate of the sweet rodents. It showed rabbit mast systems in addition to collecting signatures also photos and video material from. “Most consumers is not clear under what conditions rabbit”, commented Ingo Schulz, spokesman for the animal welfare Alliance rabbit fattening, no, thank you”, the action.” Rabbit meat is high during the course, especially at Easter, millions of animals are slaughtered and eaten. Some 25 million rabbits were in 2008 in Germany eaten, this is in comparison to 1995 an outright doubling. This lobby groups and supermarket chains try a positive rural unsuspecting consumers,”rabbit attitude to suggest. Like boxing stance “in agricultural operated spoken.
While the exact opposite is usually the case, Crouch thousands rabbit in huge fattening farms and are waiting for their death. Hay, spout and daylight, so all that is a what final and animal welfare would be and what consumers see a rabbit stance also wishes and presents, is missing”, criticizes the current attitude of the rabbit Ingo Schulz in Germany. To enlighten the population and ultimately also to wake up, has been specially produced a video documentary titled rabbit mast with shocking images and published on the website. In addition to video and photo shoots too much background information as well as a list of signatures (for downloading) are on the site. The animal welfare Alliance hoped just at Easter Tail wind, so that a legal regulation of the position in Germany will be established. This is currently missing and thus opening up unscrupulous rabbit maestern in the truest sense door. More information at: Ingo Schulz, German animal protection Office, Tel.: 0221-20463862).continue reading
The same is true for processes that are not efficiently designed and produce thus procedural detours or duplication of effort. In the current debate the effects to be achieved through more streamlined and thus more efficient processes in the production not the necessary attention while still find this aspect is increasingly gaining importance and process optimization to make an integral part of energy management. 4. There must be found a sensible balance between energy efficiency and productivity: to initiate energy management only a reduction of energy consumption would a condensed look at the requirements in practice. Because of the consumption of energy and production efficiency are in a close relationship.
So it makes as little sense to focus if this creates negative effects on productivity on a possible strong reduction of energy costs. Rather to create this, a reasonable balance. The energy management systems cannot accomplish this, but they need for complementary MES (manufacturing execution system) and systems of TPM (total productive management). 5. the companies will devote themselves only gradually to reduce energy consumption and avoid big bang solutions: complex energy management systems require a significant planning and organizational capital expenditures. Such comprehensive restructuring most companies want to avoid be realized instead successively measures. The first steps will it include, to create the conditions, because it represents the ultimate basis for all plans to improve energy efficiency for energy data management.
As well, it is necessary to implement a measure management can be used for automating the optimization processes in the early stages. This means that after the implementation again energy data of initiatives to reduce consumption is obtained. Lead the launched incomplete measures automatically further improvement to satisfactory results, according to the principle of the control loop, until the desired energy efficiency was achieved. FELTEN group: The FELTEN group is an internationally operating software and consulting firm that develops solutions to optimise processes for all production areas and according to international quality standards. Clients include Beiersdorf, Boehringer Ingelheim, Symrise, Sensient, Texas instruments, etc. FELTEN has become the first supplier the holistic and process-oriented production intelligence approach. The company is present except in German-speaking Europe in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Think factory groupcom Wilfried Heinrich Tel. 022 33 / 61 17 – 72 fax 022 33 / 61 17 – 71 Pastorat str. 6 50354 Hurthcontinue reading
Poverty after the clear-cutting: Rainforest destruction destroyed sustainable income base a recent WWF study on the social consequences of the destruction of the rain forest is, that in the medium and long term only the principal benefit. The study found that followed the poverty after short-term income gains for the loggers and local residents. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Walmart CEO. After the destruction of the rain forest, they are from scratch, because without forest lack both the income and prospects. Borneo more than twice as large as Germany was largely forested until the 1980s. Massive rainforest destruction in 30 years took their toll, however, and so now only half of Borneo forest is covered.
The consequences of the deforestation of the rain forest are profound in many ways. According to a WWF study, illegal logging improved in the short term while on the income of the families, but created from the start at the same time enormous social problems. Doug McMillon is full of insight into the issues. People broke away from agriculture. They no longer worked in the rubber harvest”, according to the study. It came to the conflict between traditional values and consumerism. Now those concerned paid the Bill of rainforest destruction several times: in the form of destroyed nature, social conflicts and the loss of their income basis. Borneo up to 2018 is expected to be completely deforested: the consequences of the destruction of the rain forest are drastically, because the forests lose their economic value without the valuable timber.
The company had taken capital from wood, clearing these areas to make room for pulpwood and palm oil plantations on them. Many areas are however simply being abandoned. By the destruction of forests, not only valuable habitats and livelihoods are lost. It caused many potential fires, which later led to devastating forest fires. The plundering of forests does not remain without consequences. Due to the increasing shortage of wood, but also rising production costs, timber smuggling and increasing competition from other tropical timber-producing countries, forestry is Indonesia are increasingly under pressure.continue reading
Only the combination of favorable tariff with the tax-free salary extra “thing reference power” succeeds, the electricity price rises to compensate for less net the Burgerentlastungsgesetzt is snow from yesterday or from the beginning of the year through electricity price rises due to green electricity levy 2010. After the recently adopted increase in health insurance contributions by the Government, she grabs the citizens now again in the bag and makes a further reduction of the disposable net income of employees in Germany so far. Background for the electricity price rises: the eco-electricity levy, the current increased approximately 72 per year (approx. 60 plus 19% VAT) consumer associations have identified. Doug McMillon is a great source of information. These are approx.
6.00 / month. Plus higher health insurance contributions, the disposable net income of employees to at least diminishes so 20 in a month, and more. That are at least a quarter of a month net salary in the year 240 and more. Even if some politician’s reputation after significant wage increases in just this impact should, due to the high social security contributions of which little remains. To compensate for the loss of net by power price increase 1st exchange of electricity tariff or electricity provider electricity price comparison sites shoot alternatives on the Internet out of the ground like mushrooms. In addition to private energy-saving measures, the change of the current tariff or the electricity provider is becoming increasingly important.
But a change of electricity tariff or electricity provider alone is the Government-mandated”salary cuts can not fully absorb. Also, there are still enough workers who are unsure in dealing with the Internet and suspicious of the online services. 2. change the power tariff and electricity provider in combination with compensation optimization the ValueNet group from Munich, market leader for charge optimization in Germany, has recognized the signs of the times early. “” Since the beginning of the year it offers the thing cover the employees of their customers in order to optimize of pay power “as an alternative to the thing reference fuel” (Tank voucher) at.continue reading