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The Energy and Climate Week Show: From open tasks according to the climate conference, identified special write-downs and pregnant precipitation patterns
As already reported, after the climate conference in Katowice, the gross question mark remains, as the international community wants to restrict the global emphasis on the agreed 1.5 degrees (ambitious goal). The United Nations General Secretary for Climate Protection, Patricia Espinosa spoke of an excellent success of the conference.
After all, the states have developed a detailed and unified rules, as they have to report on their efforts and successes in climate protection against the UN. Only the previous national reduction targets (NDCs) are far from the far not to keep the grounds of the world under 2, let alone less than 1.5 degrees. And also in the implementation of the already promised national goals it hapert in some countries huge, for example in Germany. However, further self-commitments of the states were not expected from the climate conference. Now it is the task of the populations to get their governments to new and more ambitious goals. That even Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) calls for a new attempt to climate protection, however, says fragwurround.
Disagreement in the rules adopted now in Katowice, there is even more apparent to the mechanisms of international emissions trading. Article 6 of the Climate Agreement shall be governed by how climate protection measures in other countries can be calculated on their own climate desks. This type of compensation called FRUER CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM.
But the subhanders could not agree on how a double book carrying can be prevented – so climate protection measures can not be booked both for the state where they take place as well as for the one who pays for it.
Compensation payments for emissions are a mechanism to which the aviation industry pays, which can only reduce their emissions by compensation payments. Whereas Carbon Offseting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia) should actually start from 2021.
An agreement was blocked to Article 6 of various reports of Brazil, which probably promises profits from offseting and does not want to know it. Brazil’s designated Prasident Jair Bolsonaro has provided a man as an environment minister with Ricardo de Aquino Salles, which is a danger of the rainforest and thus one of the largest carbon sinks of the earth. Salles is (also financially) supported by the agricultural industry and hold the climate change for – if excistant – not particularly significant.
A sign of more climate protection used worldwide schoolers on Friday worldwide, which joined the school strike of the 15-year climate activist Greta Thunberg. In Germany, thousands of schooliers participated in actions in at least 15 bads. In Australia, for example, a few weeks ago, the climate protest and strikes of learners.
the "inventor" of the school strike FURS Klima, the Swedish Schulerin Thunberg, protests every Friday in front of the Swedish parliament for more climate protection instead of going to school. At the climate conference in Katowice she held a much-observed speech in which she poses the rule of the world not to be honest with the subject of climate change and to relax the future: "They say they love their children about everything. Nevertheless, they steal their future, right in front of their eyes."
Acceleration of network expansion and special write-downs
In the shadow of the climate conference, some small legislation was launched in Germany, which also affect the development of renewable energies. On Wednesday, the Federal Cabinet decided to accelerate the expansion of electricity grids – the amendment of the network expansion acceleration law (NABEG). Planning and approval procedures should therefore be simplified, wounded and better interlinked, promises the Federal Ministry of Economics.
For example, in the processing of existing current roads, for example, for prior spatial relay procedures. However, the change packet also contains changes in the feed-in management of renewable energies and CHP systems. The Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU) criticizes that these in favor of the transmission system operators, but to hurt the distribution network operator.
The Energy Collection Act has passed the Federal Council on Friday and should now after signing by the Federal President on 1. January 2019 enter into force. In the Energy Collection Act, the special postings for renewable energies for the next few years are set: In 2019, 1 gigawatt is advertised, 2020 then 1.4 GW and 2021 finally 1.6 GW. The quantities are additionally and fall under the 52 GW lids for PV systems.
For wind energy, the current year is expected to be even worse than expected from industry representatives. "In the first three quarters of the current year, wind turbines are 2.073 MW new to the net. Even though, in the last quarter, experience with an additional momentum is expected, the addition in 2018 was still under the industry expectations", explained Hermann Albers, Prassident of the Federal Association Wind Energy (BWE). The BWE had a buffering of 3 in 2018.300 MW calculated. The special deitibuses for 2019 and 2020 are welcomed. The carrier of VDMA PowerSystems, Mathias Zelinger, criticized a current traffic jam in the approval of wind turbines.