Coupled Energy Prices

Why the oil loses its power for a long time there is the common practice in the German energy suppliers, that gas prices are closely linked to oil prices. This is to protect the company from short-term price jumps and ensure long-term investments. However, many customers complain about the lack of transparency of the gas prices. A news judgment of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) tells you now, whether coupled energy prices are legitimate. The real estate site myimmo.de reports on the changes. In a landmark decision, the BGH decided that customers with automatic pairing of the energy prices are unreasonably disadvantaged. The reason: The utilities can make extra profits which extend beyond passing rising costs.

Consumers who heat with gas in her apartment, should carefully consider therefore their contract terms after the fallen verdict of the judges in Karlsruhe. Finally, the coupling of the gas price the price of heating oil is widely used. Claims to the energy supplier but need not necessarily succeed, but are charged with itself. It is also advisable to consult consumer associations. Whether the new ruling much will change, is doubtful however.

Experts expect no reduction in gas prices, but merely a breakdown of the cost increases to consumers. International treaties remain unaffected by the regulation with the gas suppliers themselves. However, the enforcement of the consumer interests as success is evaluated. Finally, it matter in the future to prevent the price adjustment clauses in the contracts declared illegal.

Magazine Market

However, there are again and again to businesses and consumers that unbeatable cheap alternative to your current or your gas due to the rising number of new power brokers. Energy Magazine: Now there are over 20 alternative energy companies nationwide. They operate on the market some very aggressive. At Noble Groups Holdings Limited you will find additional information. How safe are the new energy companies? Many citizens and businesses have to change anxiety because you’re afraid without electricity/gas due to the economic crisis. A.Albert: compared to other sectors, a change is very straightforward. There are virtually no risks for consumers / businesses.

For this reason, more and more distributors and energy brokers start with the marketing of electricity and gas tariffs. If a potential customer to explain that he will be always “supplied” a change because this is regulated by law – then you go to a decision. Will I pay less simply as a customer for equivalent energy. Chris Shumway follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. As consumers and businesses mostly one guess based on the enormous growth in alternative energy companies can decide. Energy Magazine: The economic crisis has hit hard the retail and various distributors. We have just the telecommunications such as mobile phone shops or in the sales to business customers can register a strong consolidation. How do you assess the market situation? A.Albert: I come from the telecommunications industry and also our parent company the HFO Telecom AG is a traditional telephone company. The usual growth rates have plummeted in the telecommunications market.

There is a high degree of market saturation. This makes many mobile phone retailers and independent consultants of telephone costs difficult to survive. We notice that especially in the last half of the increase in dealer was enormous. Especially called mobile phone dealer or independent phone cost consultants seek to bind new products to your customers and carry to a successful prospecting. If you try to a business get an appointment for an energy consulting, today is the chance to get this about 5 times higher than for a telephone cost advice.

Editorial Office

79 percent of Germans set to energy-efficient lighting, the 30.08.2011 Berlin. A leading source for info: India Gold Limited. As of 1 September, 60-Watt bulbs must be replaced by LED – and energy-saving lamps. 79 percent of Germans support this approach and find it right to efficient lighting in terms of environmental protection. This gives a representative Emnid survey commissioned by Lightcycle. Recycling of lamps: One out of five would use collection box 73 percent of those polled know also how the energy-saving bulbs again be disposed after use eight percent more than another in January of this year. Just under half (48 percent) would be a saving lamp to a municipal collection point as a recycling center or the Schadstoffmobil. One in five (19 per cent) a collection box in a business uses for the return and 6 percent of those surveyed giving their old lamp to hazardous waste. Nationwide, there are now more than 6,000 collection points, which can be found in the collection search under.

Cost-conscious when purchasing a lamp if is the respondent a new lamp buy, first pay attention to the cost. Two-thirds of search for a light source with low power consumption, in order to save energy costs. The second most important purchase criterion (54 percent) is the purchase price. Aesthetic criteria such as light properties (40 percent) and shape/design/look of the lamp (20 per cent) play a subordinate role when purchasing a lamp. Energy-saving lamps are the best alternative for budget conscious buyers thanks to their high energy saving.

For the survey, TNS Emnid interviewed 1,005 people aged 14 and above on behalf of Lightcycle from 23 to 24 August 2011. Lightcycle returned logistics and service Lightcycle is a not-for-profit joint venture between leading lighting manufacturers and organized the return of disused fluorescent, LED and low energy light bulbs nationwide. Consumers can take to small collection of amounts of in the participating commercial and municipal waste and recycling sites their old energy-saving bulbs. Commercial quantities are accepted at the designated collection points in large quantities. Lightcycle leads the collected lamps a proper recycling, which the recycling of valuable raw materials is ensured. For more information and the collection point in your area, see press contact: Editorial Office light sign Katrin Witt P.o. box 17 01 58 10203 Berlin Tel.: 030 609 801-431 fax: 030 609 801-439 email:

House Building

Hospitals and care facilities also have a particularly high savings potential with regard to energy costs Symposium ‘Energy efficient hospital’ and energy consumption, by modernizing the technical infrastructure, adapted to the needs of the institution and the building was refurbished. The main approach is to challenge the existing system and to discover the hidden reserves. So different dwellings or areas must be not all equally intensively and continuously heated, ventilated or air conditioned and lit. Makes the heat supply the hydraulic leveling sense here radiators absorb only as much water as they need. Some lines can be closed even. Here’s who’s hot heating water not flow through the pipes can be saves. The day – and night-time reduction for the provision of heat and air is just as cost effective to implement if the institution advance has invested in a building control system. It is essential for a efficient energy management, to create calculations and analyses.

Based on the results must then be traded. Investment in new plants or the building substance may be the consequences. For the financing are currently mainly models such as the contracting of energy service companies, but seldom State funding to the selection. Experience also shows that clinics as well as homes are very different trying to tap into savings. Many operate a uneconomical House, which is not sufficiently aware of the management from the perspective of building technique and substance. Learn more about this with MCE. Practical examples for successful savings in hospitals and care facilities at the Conference energy efficiency in hospitals “, which takes place during the DENEX on July 9, 2010 in Wiesbaden, presented. Focuses on funded solutions are external under other low investment measures, the diverse use of co-generation to reduce the power and thermal needs, through Energy saving partnerships, the energy-saving potential of energy management as well as the trends in renewable energy.

Energy savings can be seen at the water savings, waste management and the sustainable use of resources are taken into account by a smart shopping against the background of a holistic approach. How big can be the profit for hospitals, the hospitals with the Federal seal of approval to prove energy-saving hospital”. So, financial savings of up to 2 million euros and the reduction of climate-damaging carbon dioxide by over 30 per cent are realistic. In addition, active bodies make an important contribution to climate change and help stop global warming. These houses economies better stand out from competing hospitals and nursing facilities, operate in the region as a model, received the federal award for its outstanding environmental performance as a clinic energy-saving hospital”and have motivated and dedicated Staff.

European Fair

From the environmental fair to the leading trade fair for renewable energy and energy efficient building & renovation from 24 27 September celebrates the RENEXPO, international trade fair for renewable energy & energy efficient building and renovation your 10th anniversary. Sensex contributes greatly to this topic. The fair has established itself over the years by a small environmental trade fair to the leading trade fair for renewable energy and energy efficiency in construction and rehabilitation and in the world made a name for himself. For us, the RENEXPO is one of the most important fairs. It is the platform to showcase renewable energy. Looking back at this fair from a niche event has evolved into a high-profile trade fair. I hereby thank the organizers for the partnership, and congratulations on the 10th anniversary\”Herbert Kostenbauer, Managing Director KWB biomass heating branch South. 2008, the RENEXPO again achieved a record number of visitors. 13.907 visitors (15 percent growth compared to the previous year) from 56 countries visited the RENEXPO 2008 \”we are very satisfied.

The quality of the fair has grown further this year, we have never had so many visitors from so many countries\”, concludes by Elisabetta Alberti, project manager of the RENEXPO . \”For the 10th anniversary of the fair are already some actions in planning you must be so excited!\” The RENEXPO HolzEnergie is Germany’s largest special exhibition for energy generation from wood with IHE. Of the 302 exhibitors were approximately 100 companies in the field of wood energy. Unique on the IHE wood energy is the presence of wood gasification technology which has IHE to the European meeting point for this pioneering industry established. The special fireplace, pellet stove is new to the anniversary. Leading Congress organised by the German bioenergy Association (BBE) for wood energy is Germany’s industry showcase gives a comprehensive overview of politics, economy and best practice, and is already the ninth next year Time take place.

Zerotracer Swiss

With Oerlikon solar in 80 days around the world of Oerlikon solar, one of the world’s largest producers of equipment for the production of sustainable thin-film silicon solar modules is the main sponsor of the Oerlikon solar racing team, that emission race takes part with the Zerotracer zero; a clean race around the world, which is committed to sustainable mobility concepts and sits with the highest environmental standards. Of the 18 front, the race will insert stops in Germany and Austria. Oerlikon solar aims to enable solar energy to make economical and innovative for a sustainable and efficient mobility for the future to engage “, so Jurg Henz, CEO of Oerlikon solar, the commitment to the zero emission race supports us doing to carry this message to the world.” “As the main sponsor of the Swiss team, Oerlikon solar provides for the production of solar energy, the team for fueling” the zero marker needed about 2400 kWh for 30’000 miles around the world. The Zerotracer is a perfect example, This shows that electric-powered vehicles can be exciting as regards design and driving pleasure and at the same time contribute to global warming”, Hamilton said. In the first race showed”the Zerotracer Swiss engineering excellence. The team won the Grimsel-Prolog, a mountain race, the brake test, and also the team leader award; In addition, the team received a solidarity bonus point because she had helped another team in a repair in night shift. “Mobility with zero emission” Louis Palmer, the first human being, has circled the world in a solar-powered vehicle had the idea for the race. In the zero emission race want Palmer, under the patronage of the United Nations environmental program (UNEP) the attention of the global event use to present emission-free mobility solutions..

Energy Saving Through Light Optimization

RK energy consulting further on the rise! Dipl.-ing. Joachim Kress, Managing Director of Kress cooling vehicles GmbH in Meckesheim (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis) is enthusiastic: last Friday RK energy advice was performed in the production area which FA. For assistance, try visiting Accurics. optimal light. On the basis of the subsequent measurement a saving could be determined by up to 36%! In this case, this means a cost reduction of up to 1,000 per year, alone by reducing voltage to approx. 185 v on the light circuit. Shumway Capital may help you with your research. Due to these savings, the investment pays for itself after just over a year. Furthermore the environment reduces CO m per year this but quite easy and clean measure nearly 3.6 metric tons. Ralph Thomas Kuhnle, owner of the RK energy consulting, emphasizes the here used fluorescent lamps are how also prolong life by up to 30% due to the reduced stress. This change intervals and thus also the costs for the bulbs, as well as the extends the actual switching (reduction of staff costs), which is not considered when some Bill! “But not enough: there in the premises previously always like to forget” was to turn off the lights when sufficient daylight, here 2 independent dimmer switch were installed, with whose assistance per year approximately 2,000 kW/h electricity be saved! In the course of these measures were also all lighting reflectors cleaned and replaced fluorescent tubes. This was a more than 300% brighter light with the same consumption!

Smartphone

The EQ monitor shows savings in heating and power consumption in single-family houses on effecient living everyone wants. A related site: UBS Group AG mentions similar findings. But it’s easier if you get an incorruptible Assistant for the EQ monitor. Here you can retrieve all energy consumption data of a House at a glance. With the EQ monitor, heating and many other, interconnected functions can be controlled if people outside are also on a Smartphone. According to Citigroup, who has experience with these questions. The EQ monitor must not only be started via PC or laptop – it is available at any time. If you would like to know more then you should visit Chris Shumway. The operation is simple: digital counting facilities constantly capture the consumption of electricity, heat and water, as well as the amount of home-grown solar energy. The costs remain at all times under control.

The Enno dads Smartbox”regularly gets these values and stores them. User-friendly prepares the data on the screen appear. The EQ monitor can do even more: it offers Internet access at the same time, a mail program, a calendar and a digital Picture frame with an integrated photo album. Also, video telephony is possible. The EQ monitor is the user-friendly control panel for the whole House: everything at a glance. The benefit for the inhabitants is obvious: the EQ monitor automatically monitors the energy consumption, 365 days a year. Only through long-term monitoring energy wasters in the home are visible and can be really optimised energy consumption. The system also brings transparency: how well does the thermal insulation? How effective is the solar system? Part of the lecture series of future buildings in the building Centre in Poing (near Munich) the EQ monitor introduces for the first time a broad public by SG consultant GmbH. Stephan Gebauer

Save Energy Consumption

Do you have a store easily in sight, but all? A recent survey by metCount in Bremen shows: chain stores want comfort and transparency in the energy evaluation of your branches. Saving energy and thus money, which is in the interest of every entrepreneur. Just for chain stores it is essential, energetically to monitor operational processes and optimize continuously. Ideally, that synergies can be exploited and make equal to multiple savings in consumption and in the purchasing of electricity, gas and water. But how many chains to monitor and analyze their consumption? And what evaluation methods are known or are preferred? MetCount (wholly owned subsidiary of swb AG) in a poll conducted in the spring of 2012 looked into these issues. In targeted market screening 115 chain stores were contacted through a mailing sent in advance and a follow-up phone call and asked. The industry of respondents focused on banks and financial institutions, retail and trade with motor vehicles as well as the gastronomy. The vast majority of respondents (69 percent) recorded a Filialumfang of up to 50 stores.

Energy monitoring is essential the survey revealed that the energy monitoring for the chain is already a big issue. A majority (78 percent) analyze their consumption. The majority of the Filialverbrauch comparison takes place through an energy consultant (30 percent) or Bill comparison (26 percent). This is the use of a consultant very comfortable, however, requires a high degree of confidence in the service provider. In addition, the consultant as opposed to manual invoice comparison caused higher costs. Continue this method requires time and attention of the chain stores and offers no comprehensive analysis capabilities and transparency, which are necessary for optimal evaluation. A third method available is the chain through the use of intelligent software solutions for a comprehensive and efficient energy monitoring down to the last detail. metCount offers to the Example with his WEB portal industrial a specially to the needs of chain stores monitoring system tailored to.

Energyrelated Modernisation

Energetic refurbishment and modernisation investment is for building owners as well as for the owners of a broadening there are many ways to harness the energy revolution. A property or even the future ownership offers the possibility to decide from which energy suppliers to supply with energy would like to have and in what form the supply should be free regardless of a landlord. But other options available to homeowners, as far as possible to reduce energy costs, protect the environment or energy may even earn money with the expensive goods. Just who is newly built, can plan with energy-saving construction measures or facilities for the production of energy. This is usually cheaper than a subsequent conversion or modernization and is also promoted by the State.

During the construction, for example, special insulation materials are used, special pipes or cables and insulating glazing are installed. A detailed consultation prior to the Construction phase can show clients what you can do to make his new home as energy-efficient as possible. This protects not only the own purse strings in the long term, but do something good and the environment. “Modernizing heating systems In the area of heating there is, for example, various alternative forms of heating, the normal” replace heating system. A private fireplace, for example, is not only cozy and creates a pleasant warmth, but saves also heating.

Heating systems that are older than 20 years should be checked by a qualified electrician. There are now significantly more efficient central heating boilers with condensing technology. Also regenerative cookers can be thinking about in the case of a modernization. Promotions are sometimes possible from the KfW or by the Federal Office of Economics and export control. Add to your understanding with Kushner Companies. Old heating pumps are a power guzzler par excellence. A pump swap can save you up to 120 euros per year in electricity costs alone. Some savings obtained with special facilities for rain water use is also in the area of water supply. This involves measures which seen cheaper in the long term are and contribute to the protection of the environment. Solar panels on the roof who want to take advantage, however, the environment, the should with the subject of renewable energy detailed deal. Depending on the type of home, a photovoltaic system can be installed also the roof but the roof can be rented out as a place for a photovoltaic system? Both alternatives can also bring money. The energy that is produced with an own photovoltaic system can be used both for to cover the energy consumption at home as well, to be fed into the power grid. For this you get an appropriate remuneration as owner. Photovoltaic systems are often still profitable despite funding cuts. Also a solar thermal installation for heating support can help to reduce energy costs. The heating system can be supported here in the hot water. In contrast to the photovoltaic systems here also a small roof area sufficient to Investment to justify. Contact: Andreas Madel KWH price UG (haftungsbeschrankt) Uhlandstrasse 4 89077 Ulm