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Eberhard Rhein

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Fossil Fuels getting under rising public Pressure NEW
Eberhard Rhein 5 Days, 8 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Fossil fuels, in particular coal, are starting to come under public pressure from many quarters in the world. That is the most positive news for the 21st international climate conference that will take place in Paris in December 2015. At its May 2015...
COP 21 should take Lessons from the International Energy Agency NEW
Eberhard Rhein 1 Week, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Doing business as usual will be a recipe for failure at the decisive climate meeting in Paris next December. 20 previous world climate conferences have shown this; and the two-week Bonn preparatory meeting of environment ministers in in May has offer...
Obama Climate Policy deserves high Score NEW
Eberhard Rhein 1 Week, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
In the last eight years US energy and climate policy has made impressive strides towards sustainability. This is due essentially to President Obama who has invested more in climate policy than any other US President, overcoming the ideological opposi...
EU Tobacco Legislation challenges the Tobacco Industry NEW
Eberhard Rhein 1 Month, 1 Week, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
During the last 10 years the EU has been involved in patient legislative procedure to reduce the health risks from smoking. In April 2014 it has approved the second “Tobacco Directive” which member states have to transpose into national l...
Morocco: a Champion for advanced Energy and Climate Policy NEW
Eberhard Rhein 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
In the Arab world Morocco is one the very few countries without oil or gas resources. To cover its fast rising energy consumption it has been totally dependent on imports. Fortunately it possesses a big potential of renewable energy, in particular wi...
The G7 Summit should define a Road Map for the December Climate Conference NEW
Eberhard Rhein 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Angela Merkel carries the burden of presiding for a second time a G7/8 Summit, after Heiligendamm on the Baltic in 2007; this time, at Elmau in Bavaria, her major task should be to help preparing the crucial 21st International Climate Conference in D...
Prosperity Gap in the EU still Excessive NEW
Eberhard Rhein 2 Months, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Most of us have erroneous perceptions of the levels and differences of prosperity in the EU. Measuring prosperity by per capita incomes expressed in purchasing power and leaving aside Luxembourg as a special case with a per capita income of € 90...
Electric Vehicles are the Future NEW
Eberhard Rhein 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
In the next 35 years the internal combustion engine will be progressively phased out for new cars and light vans. This is a crucial part of de-carbonising the world economy. Electric and hydrogen engines are more energy efficient and, if one day comp...
Humanity must phase out CO2 Emissions by 2050 NEW
Eberhard Rhein 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
According to the calculations of the world’s top climate scientists, humanity has only 30 years to go, until 2045, before reaching an increase of global temperature of more than two centigrade, its self-imposed “red light”. Indeed,...
France might become a Paradigm for renewable Energy NEW
Eberhard Rhein 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
In a 120-page report published April 8th the French Agency for Environment and Energy concludes that by 2050 France might be able to cover all its electricity needs from photovoltaic and wind energies. For a country that has drawn three quarters of i...
EU proves to be the best Pupil in Climate Efforts NEW
Eberhard Rhein 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The EU has transmitted its climate objectives and strategy in view of the Paris Climate Conference in early December. It was one of the few, together with Switzerland, Norway, Mexico, USA and Russia to have respected the date of 31st March by which a...
Classic Olympic Winter Games are no longer timely NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Months, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 1 Minute ago
For the last 90 years Olympic winter games have regularly alternated with summer games; and few people objected to this procedure. The first games took place in 1924 in Chamonix with 294 athletes from Europe and North America, a two-week event organi...
The Race for the tallest Building should soon end NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Months, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Since the early days of civilisation human beings have been keen to erect impressive buildings,which have become ever taller over the centuries. With the the construction of the “New Kingdom Tower” in Jeddah that is expected to be complet...
China must de-carbonise its economy NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
That is what Pheng Guagong, Head of the Meteorological Administration, has demanded March 22 in an interview with the Xinhua News Agency. Climate change is a serious threat for China. The temperature rises already higher than the global average. Drou...
Small European countries enjoy most happiness NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
In recent years social scientists and policy makers have thought about the major objectives of socio-economic policy and come to the conclusion that the maximisation of per capita income should not be the only objective to be pursued. In 2012/13 the...
Beware of Egyptian Euphoria NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
From March 13th to 15th 2015 Egypt held a jumbo meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, gathering 2000 investors, bankers, officials, ministers, royalties and heads of government from some 100 countries to celebrate a “new” Egypt. The purpose of this...
Poland should phase out its ailing Coal Industry by 2035 NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Months, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Coal is the most polluting fossil energy. It emits roughly twice as much CO2 as gas. From a climate point of view mankind should therefore urgently get rid of coal. This will not be easy as coal is the cheapest fossil energy, which reflects its ample...
Deforestation is the main Cause of Sao Paulo Water Shortage NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The Sao Paulo metropolitan area, with its 20 million people population one of the biggest and most densely inhabited urban concentrations on earth, is being haunted by a devastating drought which threatens to put an end to the prosperity of Latin Ame...
China to challenge the World at Paris Climate Conference NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
In the last few years China, the biggest emitter of green house gases, has been revolutionising its energy sector in a way that deserves respect from the international community. At the Paris Climate Conference it is likely to impress the parties by...
Fighting addiction to smoking and fossil energy NEW
Eberhard Rhein 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Mankind is exposed to two mortal addictions: smoking and burning fossil energy. In recent years Europe and other industrialised countries have started coming to grips with them while emerging countries have seen both addictions worsen. Germany is a c...