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12.06.2018

StEB Köln: Climate-friendly sewage gas provides clean energy

Cologne’s Municipal Sewage Works (Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln – StEB Köln) regularly addresses issues related to climate change and the environment: the city’s waste water expert authority not only takes daily responsibility for the municipal water cycle and is concerned with questions of climate change adaptation, such as the prevention of damage from torrential downpours – but also seeks to reduce its own impacts on the climate as much as possible. To this end, it is consistently extending the use of climate-friendly technologies and is now already meeting all of its electricity requirements from renewable energy sources. This is reason enough to accept StEB Köln as pacemaker in the KlimaExpo.NRW showcase, says Dr Heinrich Dornbusch, Managing Director of KlimaExpo.NRW on presenting the official certificate today to the Chairman of StEB Köln, Otto Schaaf.   

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11.06.2018

A “monument to climate protection”: Scharoun School in Marl

The buildings sector accounts for a large percentage of Germany’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This also includes numerous listed buildings which need to be upgraded in terms of energy efficiency. At Scharoun School in Marl, innovative modernisation measures have been implemented in painstaking detail, with the result that the school has now reduced its CO2 emissions by 110 tonnes per year. Today the renovation project in Marl received recognition from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for this outstanding achievement. KlimaExpo.NRW Managing Director Dr Heinrich Dornbusch presented the official certificate of inclusion in the state-wide showcase for climate protection to Werner Arndt, the mayor of Marl.

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04.06.2018

Wind turbine in Heiden becomes an unusual exhibition space

Wind energy plays a key role in terms of the energy transition and climate protection. As a result, increasing numbers of municipalities and initiatives are backing the successful concept of citizens’ wind farms. In Heiden, too, they hope to strengthen the region in this way, but the venture has a special feature here: the civic organisation is not just committed to supplying energy in a climate-friendly way. They have also made it possible for the public to experience the transformation of the energy system by means of a permanent exhibition in one of the wind turbines. This innovative display makes a contribution to climate education and helps to gain broader public acceptance of wind farms. Now this achievement has received recognition from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. KlimaExpo.NRW Managing Director Dr Heinrich Dornbusch presented the official certificate of inclusion in the state-wide showcase for climate protection to Anton Wissing, Managing Director of the A31 Hohe Mark citizens’ energy project, during the opening ceremony for the exhibition. 

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14.05.2018

ALDI SÜD: Climate-neutral discount store sets standards in terms of sustainability

For many years, the ALDI SÜD group has been implementing concrete climate protection measures in its stores, logistics centres and administrative buildings. Since 2017, the discount store has been the first major food retailer in Germany to trade in a climate-neutral manner. Alongside measures to improve energy efficiency, investments in the latest technology and in renewable energy contribute towards reducing CO2 emissions. The company fully compensates for other, currently unavoidable emissions by supporting certified carbon offsetting projects. To-day ALDI SÜD received recognition from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for its pioneering commitment to climate protection. KlimaExpo.NRW Managing Director Dr Heinrich Dornbusch presented the official certificate of inclusion in the state-wide showcase for climate protection to Dr Julia Adou, Director Corporate Responsibility at ALDI SÜD.

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08.05.2018

KlimaExpo.NRW includes Interseroh in its showcase

The environmental services provider Interseroh in Cologne has successfully qualified for KlimaExpo.NRW. By including the company in its state-wide climate protection initiative, the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia is acknowledging its services to the circular economy and climate protection. 

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