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Save Gas And Heating Costs Minimize

To reduce the cost of gas is easier than you think. About small changes in the apartment, very much gas can be saved, without renouncing the comfort of the familiar. Continuously increase the fees in all walks of life. Whether gasoline, electricity or fuel oil, everywhere there are to observe only a trend upwards. As a consumer, you can then usually just watch and press in mitigation. For no one should renounce things such as the heating, which include the vital basic needs of each person.

The most popular and most comfortable heating concept is without question the gas heater. Deployment security guaranteed day-in, day-out, as well as not necessary storage of energy and an excellent heating energy efficiency contribute to the popularity of this heater. These positive aspects are overshadowed only by a circumstance, the rising price of gas. ERGO you have as a consumer then usually just save the chance to gas by changing the provider through a comparison of the gas or but fully and all the consumption decreases. Minimizing the temperature is of course the most convenient technique when the permanent natural gas save. Worthwhile, because it lowers the room temperature only to a degree, so, its five percent of heating costs can be saved in the course.

Living – and dining room, the perfect temperature in the rooms is incidentally at 18 and 21 degrees Celsius. Rooms relatively hardly used, should also hardly to not be heated. In particular in areas such as the bedroom, hallway, or also the bathroom, heating costs can be saved because no permanent heat is required. In the bedroom there is anyway to recommend a temperature of 16 degrees Celsius for health reasons to keep. Save gas in the own dwelling it is possible but even with further hassle-free means. It is very popular to put such as furniture or other utensils before the radiator. The air in the room and the associated heat can circulate in the room however. This is then but by no means possible without restriction and should, if you seriously want to save gas, quickly be changed. But also the issue of ventilation is a love made cost trap. Shock ventilation is quite clear, that short down turn the radiator and open Windows for a few minutes. Although it is then temporarily very cool, however, significantly less heat than window at permanent on folded escapes in this case. Comparable to the honest save gas is to dry damp or wet lingerie in the living room. This not only increases the development of rot, but reduces the room temperature so drastically that the heating on full blast must be run again to compensate for this factor. In this case, it is considerably more economical to use a dryer. Although this requires a lot of power, is at the end but the less expensive practice to minimize the heating costs. Save a very expensive but may be effective technology for natural gas, is providing a new and modern gas heating system. Before making a purchase decision, one should be first of all carefully sniffed at Heizungssachkundigen. Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. has much experience in this field. Especially an individually assembled heating concept can reveal quite at a home as markets acquisition. Very effective options for the gas saving have alternative heating systems, combined with photovoltaic technology.

Environment Prize

Pro Aqua – pro Vita Foundation the environmental price of Switzerland at Swissbau 2014 giving the pro Aqua – pro Vita Foundation the environmental price of Switzerland. Besides the Ecopreneur, recognition award for entrepreneurs, the prize in the category will be awarded innovation. Companies, organisations, institutions and authorities, but also private persons can apply now. The environmental price of Switzerland, one of the most prestigious environmental awards in the Switzerland, is awarded on January 21, 2014 through of the Swissbau the pro Aqua – pro Vita Foundation leading trade fair of construction and real estate industry. The category innovation is set with 50 000 francs in prize money. Projects will be awarded a technology, process – or product-oriented innovation in the environmental field it.

In addition, there is the award for entrepreneurs who have visible success in the market through its sustained and long-term commitment in environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources, the Ecopreneur. Innovative minds and ideas will be rewarded now and can get up to September 30, 2013 Apply interested for the price. More information and the application forms are available under available. Applications will be assessed by an expert jury. The award ceremony and the presentation of the winner will take place within the framework of the Swissbau in Basel, 21-25 January 2014. Mark Hyman, MD gathered all the information. Sponsors, donors and partner Federal Office for environment, srs swiss recycling services,,, construction sheet, local magazine viso, Office of environment and energy, Basel-Stadt, MCH group, Swiss construction and Sprungli pressure.

Gas Prices Fall For 2 Million Households In The Coming Weeks

Price reductions for 55 gas suppliers of up to 17.2 percent in August and September Berlin announced July 28, 2009 good news for many gas customers: gas is again cheaper for 2 million households in the coming weeks. According to research of the independent consumer portal plan at least 55 regional gas suppliers to reduce their prices in August and September to an average of 9.8 percent. Thus the gas prices continue to fall in the third quarter nationwide. Already from 1 July 2009, approximately 250 companies had reduced their tariffs by an average of 9.6 percent. There are price reductions for almost half of all German companies, among them corporations so that in the third quarter like RWE, EnBW, EWE and the GASAG Berlin. \”Table (.xls): gas price cut in August and September 2009 a sample budget with an annual consumption of 20,000 kWh gas is the announced price cuts to an average 145 euro relieved\”, energy expert Thorsten Bohg estimates by Sink into the top prices at the Stadtwerke Kelheim in Bavaria to 17.2 percent, or 248 euros.

In Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse provider ENTEGA it will be cheaper for the customer depending on the rate climbed up to 255 euros.\” Considering the announced price cuts the current gas price in Germany is 17.4 percent lower than at the end of last year. Also at the beginning of the heating season in October is expected to further lower prices. After our research about 50 more companies have announced at the present time, discounted their rates\”, so Bohg. Among other things, the biggest German gas supplier E.ON plans the third price cut of the year at discounts of up to 15 percent. For customers of the GASAG Berliner of the gas supply to be even a fourth time cheaper in November this year. For the second half of the heating season from the turn of the year, but rising gas prices threaten.

KonsumCheck By “climate Seeks Protection”: How Much CO2 Is In Your Shopping Basket?

Nutrition caused 15 percent of greenhouse gas emissions per head / interactive KonsumCheck shows carbon footprint of food Berlin, 4th August 2011. The field of nutrition is responsible for 15 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions per capita nationwide. Thus, our food caused even more greenhouse gases than our private car traffic – a circumstance that so far little is discussed in public. Opportunities for climate protection, arising from it for each individual are often unexploited. The new KonsumCheck on this information gap and makes visible the climate protection potential of a purchase decision. “The interactive online Advisor, the the non-profit co2online GmbH in the campaign promoted by the Ministry for environment climate seeks protection” offers, provides important and easily understandable information about the carbon footprint of selected food products consumers with just a few clicks. Simple decision support for sustainable consumption exactly breaking down the KonsumCheck, which Shares in CO2 caused by growing, packing, processing or transport. The Advisor get consumers a quick and easy-to-use decision support for your individual product selection on the hand.

“, explains Tanja Loitz, Managing Director of co2online. We want to raise awareness among consumers for the relationship between the choice of their food and climate change. At the same time you will receive helpful tips for a sustainable, healthy, and last but not least tasty diet.” A focus on consumption accompanied the Advisor to extensive subject special with raffle. Main focus is on practical diet tips, as well as an expert post around the topic of food and climate. InGreen organic market, with the support of the company, Cosmos publishing and Hadecke Verlag there also great prizes and vouchers win. With the KonsumCheck the climate protection campaign extends its extensive guides on the subjects of heating, power consumption and mobility a new area. Up today over 3.7 Million closed online discussions and from the energy advisor resulting 2.44 million avoided tons CO2 are not only a sought-after, but above all an effective service in the Internet. Point to, where consumers use energy more efficiently, reduce CO2 and thus save money.

About the co2online non-profit limited company the non-profit consultancy co2online mbH for reducing climate-damaging CO2 emissions committed. Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors and heating advice and a strong network of Portal partners from business, media, science and policy, she motivates individuals to also save money with active climate protection. “” co2online is funded campaign seeking climate by the Ministry for environment protection”(, as well as the heating level campaign” ( and the Energiesparclubs “( Contact: Stephanie Schropp co2online non-profit limited company Hochkirchstr. 9 10829 Berlin Tel: 030 / 7809665 -. 14 E-Mail: Klima.sucht.Schutz co2online

Gas Price Comparison: Gaspreisentwickung In Europe

Gas zunhemend evolved into a luxury goods – which is however vital for many. An overview of the Gaspreisentwickung in Europe. Cardiologist might disagree with that approach. Luxury good heat – up and down of the European gas prices heat is expensive: it seems to be more current than existing back gas crisis in Eastern Europe, but also on gas prices in Europe at the moment not only due to the. Because they went over the past twelve months on a veritable mountain – and Valley drive. And so to the nerves of anxious families and people all over Europe.

The gas basic price of the large European metropolises of gas from Norway and Russia were once again in April of last year to around 40 percent angehobe n, these fell well at the beginning of the year again to 30 percent. In the foreground, the price rise, which burdened many stood but for now. A hefty boost that already at that time resulted in loud protest cries of countless, affected households. For consumers, there was often only the possibility of a gas price comparison (comparison of gas) in this situation the prices to compare and switch to a cheaper provider. The boost was the very high oil demand. Despite various declarations and explanations from expert fields, it was yet again called true price explosions were titled where the gas producer in Russia, as well as in Norway and the corresponding State coffers as the only winner. Explosive increases so that led to mass understanding. Increases, which still today throughout Europe, just over the last many weeks, strong went to the kidneys.

Because it is hard and bitterly cold days are behind us. Experts are even talking about the toughest and plotzlichsten winter for a long time. With a forecast of mid-December was still that this winter would be rather mild. Some were still quite skeptical and worried the snow-white bustle at the beginning due to the looming, this year’s payroll, there is now a first reason to breathe on. Because alone around 150 German gas suppliers are their prices to next month, but no later than fall in March. Although, looking back at the almost last month, slightly too late. Some Italian and Swedish gas provider moved with early January already to the Grundpreisfall. Germany is one of the countries which had the lowest increase of in basic rates in 2008 to verbussen, by the way. So we will, experts, also the country be, what is now the least will perceive the reduction. Alone in Italy the heating of households soared last year estimated by 30 percent in the amount. In the North, in Denmark and Sweden, for example, increased prices by around 45 percent. While we will have appreciated probably once to feel an increase of around 20 percent. Still worth it so probably the considerations which many households have surrendered in recent months: that to find a heating possibility of other, more stable costs and saving costs. In the medium term can be worth a gas comparison and relieve the households. Long is to find but necessary alternative to gas. Oliver Ganesh corner Channel plus Ltd.

Bird Migration

How do you manage that? An estimated 4 to 5 billion European migratory birds turn back our winter every year and embark on a wide and risky way to warm Africa. How do you manage that? An estimated 4 to 5 billion European migratory birds turn back our winter every year and embark on a wide and risky way to warm Africa. A pleasant climate and food galore attract it. But on the up to 9 400 kilometre-long route daunting obstacles to confront them: only the Alps, then the Mediterranean and finally the with 9 million square kilometers largest desert on Earth, the Sahara desert. And after returning in the spring succeeds in many ways exactly to find the breeding place of the previous year: as barn swallows breed in the same stable despite a tour of 20 000 km each year. J. Craig Venter often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Researchers are the puzzles of the winter mass exodus of about a hundred bird species on the track for decades. Get more background information with materials from Riney Family. It even radar reconnaissance is used, with whose help scientists who in Heights fluttering travelers at least distinguish between 1 300 and 1 700 meters to the human eye invisible through the night using their wing beat pattern after groups of different sizes.

So, migratory songbirds, birds of prey or waterfowl and their flight height can differ. Mostly looking for the birds of wind layers with a tail wind and can achieve this remarkable speeds. The fastest are waders, which reach to pace 70 under its own power. In Israel, the radar at a troop even tempo of 180 with a tailwind measured water birds. Others tackle more comfortable travel, such as the storks, which deal with the huge distance not flapping, but comfortably, but slow as glider pilots under the laws of thermal. While some species directly crossing the Alps on the broadband front train, curving to the majority of migratory birds the mountains East or West and taking longer routes across the Strait of Gibraltar or via the Balkans, Bosphorus, Israel and Egypt in Purchase, to get in the wintering areas south of the Sahara.