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Press release on Climate | Energy

Electricity made regionally

Windpark, Rapsfeld und unbestellter Acker

Starting 1 January 2019 every household has the opportunity to drive the transformation of the energy system. The new guarantees of regional origin register makes it possible to issue guarantees of origin for electricity produced from renewable sources of energy. End customers will be able to verify that their electricity is produced in their region, for example by the nearby wind turbine. read more

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Press release on Chemicals

Rodent control involves risks for man and the environment

ein Rattenschatten an der Wand

The use of poisonous bait to control rats and mice can lead to an unintentional poisoning of pets and wild animals. In addition, most of the chemical substances used are very persistent in the environment and accumulate in organisms. A large number of risk mitigation measures must be taken to prevent these occurrences, for example the use of bait stations. read more

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News on Climate | Energy

EU publishes long-term climate strategy

solar park, wind energy plants, sun flowers

The Paris Agreement invites parties to provide their low carbon development strategies by 2020 in order to disclose their plans to support the implementation of the Agreement. Recently the European Commission (EC) published a set of documents presenting its analysis of options for long-term climate policy in the European Union. read more

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  1. Analyse der novellierten NEC-Richtlinie bezüglich der erweiterten Anforderungen an die Berichterstattung von Schadstoffemissionen in die Luft
  2. Was tun – im Wohnungsbau?
  3. Substitution als Strategie zur Minderung der Kritikalität von Rohstoffen für Umwelttechnologien – Potentialermittlung für Second-Best-Lösungen
  4. Weiterentwicklung des deutschen Makrozoobenthos- Bewertungsverfahrens für Seen ‚AESHNA’ zu einer Strukturgütegestützten Gesamtseebewertung
  5. Impacts of Heavy Metal Emission on Air Quality and Ecosystems across Germany – Sources, Transport, Deposition and potential Hazards
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