The new issue of GASWINNER is out
Electricity generated from lignite is extremely harmful to the climate, and yet new opencast mines are planned in Germany. The new issue of GASWINNER highlights the controversial debate among residents and policy-makers. One thing is for certain, Germany’s climate targets are at risk because the nationwide CO2 emissions have reached their highest level since reunification.
Energy-efficient home renovations are also the subject of intense debate in Germany. Which is better: new heating or insulation? The WINGAS energy magazine has produced an infograph on this question which provides a clear overview of which refurbishment measures are best suited to which budget and how much carbon dioxide they can really save.
Another story in this issue also concerns the heating market: the world’s largest Internet search engine operator, Google, is becoming active on the heating market and championing a pioneering product from the USA, the intelligent thermostat by the company Nest Labs. Not only is the device stylish like an iPhone; soon consumers in Europe will be able to control their energy demand remotely and playfully, thereby making their energy consumption more efficient.