general, power / 09.08.2019

Renewable energy system integration is standing still in Germany. And system integration is a challenge, in particular because it is also intended to relieve the burden on consumers. Now the draft of the "regulation for the innovation tenders and for the change of further energy industry regulations --InnAus VuÄndV", of the Federal Ministry of Economics is present. He disappoints and is no impulse for innovation. In addition, the regulation has a short term only. This makes the standstill in terms of energy turnaround clear again. The regulation provides...

Circular Economy, Tools / 18.07.2019

Dr. Hans Meves, Eveline Lemke, July, 18th, 2019 Social value is measured in prices. Through Circular Economy a new system of values is generated. In their article, the authors refer to a recent example of the political discussion to introduce a binding legal framework for the return of consumer products to manufacturers and retailers. The negative effect on our environment is huge 41 % of all costs that are created in production processes are externalized, which means that societies have to come up for eliminating negative environmental effects. In the case of...

Circular Economy, Tools / 21.06.2019

Circularity refers to a circular economy, which is an economic system aimed at making most out of resources. The circular vision is a world without waste. The approach is regenerative and as such in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a “take, make, dispose” model of production. According to the world circularity-gap report, there is a long way to go: Only 9 % of all resources are reused in the economic cycle while 91 % turns into waste after the end of life of the product. Circular...