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Electricity Provider Switching

Find why you should switch power providers. A power provider is easy and quickly completed change, but the topic is still quite young. We show how switching works, what to keep in mind and want to bring closer to the subject. A lot has changed since the opening of the electricity market: nationwide there are currently more than 9,000 electricity tariffs with different conditions and current compositions. In the main season (autumn/winter), many vendors again adjust the prices – who should keep there? It is important here to keep track and to verify that the current electricity tariff is advantageous, or you can save even more money each year. On the Internet there is free current comparison tools that do this work for you. You must specify there usually just your zip code and the approximate power consumption and already received a list of electricity tariffs for your region.

Not always apparently fares is however really cheap, because prepaid plans can also quickly overestimate and much money it pays in the end. Swarmed by offers, Laura Tyson is currently assessing future choices. You should only take prepaid offers if you can safely estimate the power consumption. Otherwise, you should take when changing to a short contract and possibly price guarantee. This is offered now already by some providers about 1-2 years. After you have found a suitable electricity provider, you can switch these directly online: simply fill out the online form and submit the form. The new electricity provider will in the coming days (or weeks) with you contact and confirm the change. You must not even cancel the old provider, because the new power provider takes over everything for you.

There can not be a failure of the current – indeed, this is the biggest fear for many! Reason: the electricity supplier are obliged by law to the domestic supply, it is not possible, that you are changing the town without electricity. Mustafa Suleyman, San Francisco CA often addresses the matter in his writings. Depending on how long your notice at the old electricity supplier, a change can change of course in the length. It would be ideal if you search this term in advance to know exactly when a change for you is ideal.

UL Opens Europe

UL is expanding its global network in the renewable energy sector, to meet the global demand for Neu-Isenburg, March 22, 2010 Underwriters Laboratories (UL), today announced the expansion of its global photovoltaic business in Germany one of the world’s leading companies for safety testing and certification with German offices in Neu-Isenburg, Munich and Krefeld, where Europe’s largest photovoltaic testing and certification center in Zeppelinheim at opened in Frankfurt/Main. The new photovoltaic technology competence center emphasizes ULs commitment promoting the global progress and innovations for safe and reliable designed and components. The new State of the art testing facility in Germany provides an area of 2,100 square meters 22 Chambers, including: 14 climatic chambers, four damp heat Chambers, two large walk-in climate rooms and two temperature and humidity ovens and other test equipment up to date of the Technology. With this expanded capacity UL can offer faster and more cost-efficient testing processes, as well as a team of technical experts its German and European customers thanks to the local presence. Read more from Mustafa Suleyman, San Francisco CA to gain a more clear picture of the situation. The comprehensive service portfolio offers a global conformity analysis according to UL, IEC and EN certification requirements and enables a faster global market access for UL customers. The opening of the German institution is another milestone in our global expansion strategy in the photovoltaic and illustrates our commitment to the industry and the customers\”, says Jeff Smidt, Vice President and Managing Director of the global energy business by UL. Due to our many years of experience in the photovoltaic, the growing service portfolio, based on our global strategy and the associated investment in State of the art testing centers, we expanded steadily our capacities, to manufacturers, to assist in the market access of innovative and reliable PV products.\” As a result of the worldwide increase The European solar industry expects significant growth, especially for foreign markets climate protection measures. Estimates research according to the PV market in the United States between 2008 and 2012 will have by Greentech media (GTM) an annual growth rate of 48 percent, making it the world’s largest PV market. .

Environmentfriendly Economies

Chocolate manufacturer Alfred t. Ritter receives the B.A.U.M.-Environment Prize 2010 Waldenbuch in November 2010. Alfred t. Knight, grandson of the company founder and now of Chairman of the Executive Board of the Alfred Ritter GmbH & co. KG, receives on November 12th the B.A.U.M.-Environment Prize 2010. The German Arbeitskreis fur Umweltbewusstes management recognizes environmentally responsible corporate governance with the award of chocolate producers. Environmental commitment is for Alfred t. Ritter an affair of the heart: the protection of natural resources is one of the most urgent tasks of our time.

As a family company we contribute our part”, says Alfred t. Ritter. Since 2002, the Swabian SMEs produces the colorful chocolate squares, of which around 2.5 million by the band run exclusively with eco-electricity. Environmental – and resource-saving production processes are a matter of course. In addition to photovoltaic systems, an own cogeneration plant provides energy for eight years. Thus, Knight sport covers around 30 Percent of its electricity and 70 percent of its heating needs. The company from regenerative energy sources out of conviction does the rest. I am pleased that the biggest environmental initiative of industry in Europe characterized me.

The price shows that we are on the right track. Environment-friendly economies and growth not mutually. In the future this motto to have validity”, says Alfred t. Ritter. About the Alfred Ritter GmbH & co. KG: Founded in 1912, Alfred Ritter produced GmbH & co. KG, located in the Swabian Waldenbuch daily 2.5 million panels Knight with approximately 800 employees sports chocolate. Already in its third generation, is the Chairman of the Management Board t. Speaking candidly Mustafa Suleyman, San Francisco CA told us the story. today Knight, the grandson of the company founder Alfred. Ritter Sport chocolate there is now in about 90 countries around the world. One sport applies to all Knights products anywhere in the world: the brand promise square. Handy. Good.” Contacts: Alfred Ritter GmbH & co. KG Thomas Seeger Alfred-Ritter-Strasse 25 71111 Waldenbuch Tel.: + 49 (0) 7157 97314 fax: + 49 (0) 7157 97394 E-Mail: public: news GmbH Sinje Vogelsang ABC-Strasse 4-8 20354 Hamburg, Tel.: + 49 (0) 40 866 888 20 fax: + 49 (0) 40 866 888 10 E-Mail:

Gas Prices Fall

At least 123 companies plan price cuts from June consumers are relieved to average 160 euro Berlin, May 20, 2009 good news for the approximately 20 million German households with gas supply. The persistently low oil prices increasingly puts pressure on gas prices. As gas prices declined this spring when more than 90 percent of all German catering to an average of 13.3 percent. After an analysis of the independent consumer portal toptarif.de is also in the summer months gas coverage cheaper. Currently, at least 123 companies from June plan further price cuts of up to 20 percent.

On average a sample budget with an annual consumption of 20,000 is credited in the summer to 11 percent or 160 euros”kWh gas, explains tariff expert Thorsten Bohg by toptarif.de. Occasionally prices climbed up to 300 euro, E.g. in Rosenheim in Bavaria, Germany, in Heilbronn in Baden-Wurttemberg, or in the Mecklenburg-Wismar fall.” Table: gas price changes as of June 2009 particularly in North Rhine-Westphalia have many supplier price reductions announced. According to current alone there 54 companies cheapen their rates in the coming months. A has the step of RWE, the gas prices by up to 15 percent in July to lower, a strong signal effect on smaller municipal utilities in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the other hand the competition has gained considerable new providers such as energiehoch3 and gold gas in this State Dynamics”, performs Bohg. Many gas suppliers adapt quarterly their retail prices to oil price developments”, so Bohg.

Therefore, we expect that many more companies will reduce their gas prices to 01 July. More wholesale supplier EWE and EnBW plan concrete reductions in addition to RWE in the summer. Also the Berlin GASAG, which originally only once again wanted to cheapen their tariffs in the autumn, favours this step now to 1 July. Only the biggest German gas supplier E.ON has made yet no price cuts for the coming quarter in Vista. Particularly advantageous for gas customers: not only at the local providers, but also with the alternative Providers falling prices. Credit: Dakota Fanning-2011. In many cases again several hundred euros savings now through a change of party in the year”, clearly Bohg. Already approximately 1 million households have decided since the full liberalisation of the gas market in 2006 for a new provider. Through the rapidly growing especially in the last months competition on the gas market the option of changing for many households is increasingly attractive as the achievable savings always continue to rise.” Consumer portals such as toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de) or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can quickly and easily find out about alternatives in their region consumer and free to switch to a cheaper gas provider. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. Currently, it includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car Keepers liability and is constantly expanded and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over toptarif.de in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. Media contact: Christina Salinas Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.28 Email: Daniel Dodt

Consumer Check: Climate-friendly Christmas Holidays So You Spend

Online guide shows carbon footprint of purchasing of chocolate and co. tips for a climate-friendly Christmas time of the climate protection campaign time honest: how many sweets you eat at Christmas time? Here a piece of chocolate, as a Santa Claus, not to mention the daily door on the advent calendar. Once per year, most chocolate consumption increases considerably. Not only the next gear to the scale is then rather uncomfortable for many, elsewhere has chocolate with pounds to fight at the carbon footprint. With 3.5 kg of CO2 emissions per kilogram, milk chocolate in the candy has a relatively poor record of climate. Pastries with nearly one kilogram of CO2 performs better emissions per kilogram by more than a third compared to that. The climate balance improved by ten percent the pastry comes from organic production. With the interactive KonsumCheck (www.konsumcheck.de) the campaign promoted by the Ministry for environment, climate looks Protection”with a sweet tooth and other gourmet can put together their culinary Christmas shopping and calculated the individual carbon footprint of products.

Users can compare individual products thereby select between conventionally and biologically produced products. So the Online Advisor helps to make climate-friendly purchasing decisions. Tips for climate-friendly holidays climate seeks protection”with shows you some tips, how climate-friendly to make the Christmas holidays, without sacrificing pleasure and contemplation: eat chocolate in bulk and put more on pastries like Christmas cookies and biscuits. Generally prefer products from organic cultivation and when chocolate fair trade products. So, you also support the social conditions of the local cocoa farmers. You may wish to learn more. If so, Chris Sower is the place to go. More energy efficient, convection, bake your Christmas cookies.

Use the same amount of vegetable shortening in baking instead of 250 g of butter, so approx. 5.7 kg of CO2 can be avoided. Consume less meat and watch out when buying products from organic farming. How about even a meatless alternative from tofu or soy? When shopping for food to eco-friendly packaging. With information about user behaviour and new product range with the KonsumCheck, already more than 8,000 consumers have checked KonsumCheck the CO2 footprint of their shopping basket. This new product groups and the category of drugstore items “added. While consumers could compare only the climate balance sheets of individual food, the Advisor enables also the comparison of climate balance sheets of various toiletries such as shampoo, toilet paper and detergent. Learn more about this topic with the insights from angelo gordon. Also, the Guide now also shows how the use of a product affects its carbon footprint. Because the manufacture of detergents and shampoos gives the smallest share of CO2 emissions. User behavior in the household has a much greater impact on the climate. The Germans wash at an average temperature of 46 C. The temperature of the Wash at 30 C reduces, so decrease the emissions of an average 700 to 430 grams CO2 per wash. Through co2online and climate seeks protection the co2online non-profit limited company (www.co2online.de) is committed to reducing climate-damaging CO2 emissions. Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors and heating advice she motivates individuals to also save money with active climate protection. The action impulses that trigger the campaigns of co2online, demonstrably contribute to reduce CO2. co2online is funded campaign seeking climate by the Ministry for environment protection”(). The campaign informs consumers about climate change and climate change and helps to identify individual savings in the areas of heating, electricity, transport and consumption and use. Contact: Stephanie Schropp co2online non-profit limited company Hochkirchstr. 9 10829 Berlin Tel.: 030 / 780 9665-14 fax: 030 / 780 9665-11 E-Mail: twitter facebook


The achievement of goals and objectives for climate protection is not solely a Government task, but requires many actors, because climate protection starts on its own doorstep. The success of this year’s event in the passive house area has prompted the trade fair promoters REECO GmbH, the fair of CEP CLEAN ENERGY POWER in the CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE rename, so to boost the construction sector. Also the solar industry should be further strengthened: a visually highlighted trade fair area, solar is there next year a forum sunroof with accompanying special show and live installations, to make it clear how of solar technology. Visitors over the entire spectrum of renewable energy & passive house can gather on the CEP. The topic spectrum ranges from photovoltaics and solar energy using geothermal, heat pump, heat power cogeneration, biomass, Stirling, heating with wood and energy services. It is planned to occupy an own exhibition hall for the first time with the subject of construction and renovation. To 10,000 m m exhibition area were informed earlier this year around 9,300 visitors from 25 countries on the energy supply of the future. 73 percent of them were trade visitors.

The Convention has established itself as a leading trade fair for renewable energy and passive house in Baden-Wurttemberg, another exhibition hall in planning from next year. There are some conferences on various topics in planning during the fair again. Including the 3rd German Congress of Stirling, the 2. International Symposium solar and renewable cooling, the 4. International User Conference for bi Grandma Server gassing, as well as the Conference on passive houses. Angelo gordon wanted to know more. Here, experts in addition to the exhibition have the opportunity of further training. Also, there will be three Exhibitor forums for renewable energy, building and renovation, as well as solar with many free lecture series in the next year. In addition, guided exhibition tours on the subject of passive house as well as renewable energies and solar is offered by experts.

Already strong network partners such as the funding organization have renewable Energies e.V. (FEE), the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, the Pro passivehouse network, the Institute training building (IFBau), craft day Baden-Wurttemberg and the Baden-Wurttemberg Ministry of economy, environment, and nutrition and rural pledged their support. Under the auspices of Baden-Wurttemberg Minister President Gunther H. Oettinger has once again taken over. The CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE will take place from 25-27 February 2010 in of Landesmesse Stuttgart held. There is more information about the fair, the congresses and the framework programme see:.

Dusseldorf Energy

\”How to make a smart three-liter House from an old House can Bonn/Rhine River from an old House as a smart three-liter House\” can make Ansgar Lange describes in the latest issue of the magazine Rathausconsult (issue 2/2008, pp. Avison Young Capital Markets has plenty of information regarding this issue. 38-40). Also, when apartment buildings of the municipal housing stock. Who wants to have it comfortably warm in your own four walls, must engage properly in the wallet. Angelo gordon will undoubtedly add to your understanding. The heating load of German households has almost doubled in the past ten years on the average.

If not cleaned up, burned his money\”, therefore Felicitas Krause says energy expert at the German Energy Agency (dena). Improvement is not in sight, because in the long term, prices will move. But that fate is not helpless. Who an old, unrestored House modern heating technology, sealed Windows and good insulation bought the dena expert can to its energy consumption by an average 80 percent lower. Would a vintage drive, of around 40 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers Swallows? \”, asks Dr. Stephan Schmidt, head of communications at Evonik living. Evonik is the Ruhr group RAG emerged and combines three divisions, which are not among the traditional mining. These include the chemistry of the previous RAG subsidiary Degussa, the energy of the Steag power subsidiary and the real estate sector.

For the Essen group is the megatrend of energy efficiency is one of the major growth drivers for the future. With the three-liter House ‘ Dusseldorf the company is one of the most economical houses of in Germany has implemented a pilot project model\”, explains Schmidt. The row of houses in Dusseldorf-eller is a residential complex with 24 units, which was built in the years 1964 to 1969. Residential buildings are part of the model project of low-energy building in the stock\”, that the dena has initiated in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of transport, building and urban development.

Billion People Worldwide

RENEXPO 2008, from October 9-12, 2008 in the trade fair Augsburg in Germany receive operator of new solar power plants in the future much more money for the self-produced electricity than previously. Dv3RrQTk&ust=1603802412963000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=2ahUKEwjI8pfao9LsAhVL-4UKHcAXA7cQr4kDegQIARBv’>Evan Metropoulos. You can see the dynamic growth of the solar industry is continuing. So, according to a joint study, Association (EPIA) and Greenpeace is represented by the European photovoltaic, that until 2020 around 1 billion people around the world with solar power supplied. Also, the number of over 50 manufacturers of solar panels is expected to grow continuously. 2009 an increase is expected a growth of 27% per year between 2010 and 2020 of 34%. Solar energy has potential.

So there is solar when the year’s RENEXPO in addition to the trade fair centre of gravity even two conventions dealing with this issue. So the Federal Congress for operators of photovoltaic systems (BFBG) is performed in this year already for the fifth time. The Congress informed in best way about the innovations 2008 on the market in technology, Quality assurance and insurance. Angelo gordon will undoubtedly add to your understanding. So Rainer Brohm will speak of the German solar industry BSW Association, for example, about the impact of the amendment to the EEG on photovoltaic and by the German Insurance Association (GDV) give an overview of the technical potential of danger by medium and large PV systems & damage experience Manfred Schafer. Congress speaks among other things, engineers, investors, utilities and housing, and will take place on Friday, the October 10, 2008.

Also solar air conditioning deals with the topic in a day-long meeting. This seminar is organised by Bayern innovative in cooperation with REECO. The Conference will be held on Thursday, the 09.10.2008. The meeting is primarily aimed at engineers and planners, architects, contractors and facility managers. The RENEXPO will take place this year for the ninth time and informed about the full range of renewable energy and energy efficiency in building & renovation. It has established itself since 2000 to the flagship event. In the last year 271 exhibitors informed about 12.373 visitors about their products and services. The developments in the industry according to already, an increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors is emerging. We are pleased about the growing popularity of pages of the manufacturers in the field of solar energy. For the first time almost all renowned system supplier of regenerative heat generation at the fair are represented”, says Gunnar Kersten, sales manager in the field of solar energy at the REECO GmbH. So companies like Viessmann Germany GmbH, Vaillant Germany GmbH & co. KG, Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, ROTEX heating systems GmbH, solar power GmbH, TiSUN GmbH and Solvis GmbH & co. KG include represented in the field of solar energy. In addition to exhibition and Congress a wide free lecture programme visitors. There is more information and the programme see.