Energy transition: North Sea island Pellworm shows the problems in miniature

The North Sea island of Pellworm is a prime example of the energy transition. It shows on a small scale that the energy transition cannot work as planned, even on a large scale. On Pellworm, there are or were wind turbines in the hands of citizens, solar parks, storage batteries and biogas plants – everything …

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Battery storage explodes – residential house destroyed

For the second time in recent months, there has been a fire in a solar storage battery with considerable damage. As we already reported in our article “Apartment building uninhabitable after solar storage battery fire“, a battery storage unit burned in Bondegg, Baden-Württemberg, at the beginning of March. The apartment building was subsequently uninhabitable. Now …

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Nuclear power plants in France: Problems with downtime

On the surface, France is better prepared for failures of fossil energy imports than almost all other countries: the country has traditionally relied on nuclear power. The 18 nuclear power plants in France could actually supply the electricity needed reliably and independently, but only in theory. In practice, a large part of France’s nuclear power …

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How effective is an oil embargo?

The EU Commission wants to impose an oil embargo on Russia. A corresponding oil embargo could take effect as early as the turn of the year. In this way, the EU Commission wants to prevent Russia from continuing to collect money to finance the war in Ukraine. At the same time, the EU wants to …

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Who invented electricity?

In our modern society, almost nothing works without electricity. Electricity is needed for practically all areas of life. Without electricity, our modern society would come to a standstill. The use of electricity is omnipresent. With the article “Who invented electricity?” we want to start a small series in which we give an overview of the …

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Europe’s largest gas storage facility only 0.5 per cent full

Both Poland and Bulgaria no longer receive gas from Russia. The European gas storage facilities currently have a filling level of about 38 percent. However, according to the latest data from the European organisation Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI), the largest European gas storage facility in Rehden had a fill level of just 0.51 percent …

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Faeser advises citizens to stock up on emergency supplies

Slowly, our politicians are realising the extensions of their own policies. After Economics Minister Habeck called on citizens to save energy, now Interior Minister Faeser is appealing to citizens to stock up on emergency supplies. She justifies this by threatening power cuts and supply shortages due to the war in Ukraine. Faeser refers to cyber …

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