prepaid meter, an energy poverty machine

prepaid meter, an energy poverty machine

Although the thermometer does not exceed 2 ° C, Richard Betts leaves his home in socks. This 50-year-old London taxi driver goes to inspect his gas meter, which is located in a cupboard next to the door of his house. “There is still… 3.29 pounds (€3.75), he says after pressing the red button on the … Read more

Hambach, mine of all excesses

Hambach, mine of all excesses

The year-long occupation of Lützerath ended on Monday 16 January. Environmental activists opposed plans to expand an open-pit mine that will engulf this German village. A few kilometers to the south, another gigantic pit full of lignite, the most polluting coal, tears up the landscape: the Hambach mine. In 1978, the operator RWE bought the … Read more

Germany should double its navy

Germany should double its navy

Go fast. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inaugurated the second floating terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the port of Lubmin on the Baltic Sea on Saturday 14 January. This vessel is operated by TotalEnergies and has an annual regasification capacity of 5 billion cubic meters, enough to cover about 5% of German demand. In … Read more

anti-coal mobilization in a symbolic village

AFP, published on Sunday 8 January 2023 at 17.06. Several hundred environmentalists gathered in a village in western Germany on Sunday to condemn the planned expansion of an open-pit coal mine that has become the symbol of opposition to fossil fuels, AFP noted. The protesters were in the village of Lützerath in North Rhine-Westphalia, abandoned … Read more

Feldheim, the first energy self-sufficient village

Feldheim, the first energy self-sufficient village

In the small village of Feldheim, an hour south of Berlin, calls to save energy resonate differently than in the rest of the country. This municipality, without a school and without trade, but with many farms, is almost self-sufficient in energy. Here there is neither gas heating nor electricity produced from hydrocarbons. The village of … Read more