Rhein on Energy and Climate

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For those fighting to preserve the earth’s climate, the second decade of the 21st century has begun with two bad news: · UN member countries will not honour the deadline of February 1st, by which to submit their climate targets for 2020, as “agreed” in the “Copenhagen Accord”. That might be the beginning of the… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

In its 2009 World Energy Outlook the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned of rising oil prices having a negative impact impacting on the global economy in the coming years.. According to the IEA the dramatic rise of oil prices to almost $ 150 /b in mid-2008 has been one causes of the global recession.The… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

BP: Beyond Petroleum?

The new BP chairman, who will take over 1st January 2010, has expressed his concerns about the future of the planet. Humanity cannot go on tripling global production and doubling population until 2050. The planet will have great difficulty in coping with such a challenge. The pace of growth of car ownership and air travel… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Exploiting the immense solar energy potential of the Sahara for supplying all countries around the Mediterranean and Europe with clean energy has been a vision since the technical development of large-scale solar power generation in the mid-1980s. In 2007 the Club of Rome has presented the DESERTIC Concept, the realisation of which would combine the… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein