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Höfken: "Withdraw capital from fossil sectors - invest in green technologies of the future".

Months of a solar system

"To be climate neutral by 2050, we not only need to make additional investments in green and innovative technologies of the future. Above all, we also need a shift from existing investments in 'brown' raw materials such as coal, oil and gas to 'green' climate-friendly technologies. The phase-out of fossil fuels must be global and rapid, in line with the goals of the World Climate Conference. Only in this way can we realistically achieve the climate protection goals. Churches, municipalities and also companies are setting new standards here and demonstrating the feasibility of the changeover in both ecological and economic terms," said Environment Minister Ulrike Höfken today at the event "Divestment and Sustainable Finance", which took place during the Climate Protection Weeks in Rhineland-Palatinate.


14 million additional euros for solar energy in RLP

"Solar energy is a fundamental pillar of the energy transition. In order to further support this and to achieve our goal - a complete power supply from renewable energies by 2030 - we are further expanding our successful solar offensive: In addition to expanding the solar storage programme, which is in high demand, we are currently developing a solar register for Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition, we will also promote solar carports, balcony plug-in modules, wall boxes or agro-PV projects in the future," announced Environment and Energy Minister Ulrike Höfken during the event under the motto "Solar Offensive Rhineland-Palatinate: Investments for Climate and Economy" as part of the series "Wednesdays at the MUEEF" in Mainz today. Together with guests from the solar industry, nature conservation and citizen energy, she discussed the opportunities of solar energy for the state, for example through the economic factor of the Solar Offensive or cooperative PV projects.


RLP: 14 million additional euros for solar energy

"Solar energy is a fundamental pillar of the energy transition. In order to further support this and to achieve our goal - a complete power supply from renewable energies by 2030 - we are further expanding our successful solar offensive: In addition to expanding the solar storage programme, which is in high demand, we are currently developing a solar register for Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition, we will also promote solar carports, balcony plug-in modules, wall boxes or agro-PV projects in the future," announced Environment and Energy Minister Ulrike Höfken during the event under the motto "Solar Offensive Rhineland-Palatinate: Investments for Climate and Economy" as part of the series "Wednesdays in the MUEEF" in Mainz today.


Crowdfunding campaign for ESA dormitory launched


ESA crowdfunding video from 12.09.2020

The popular ESA dormitory on the campus of the TU Kaiserslautern (TUK) is in great need of renovation. The foundation's renovation concept for TUK envisions the former experimental building becoming a CO2-neutral building. The estimated costs for the work have not yet been fully raised. Therefore, the ESA residents are participating with a crowdfunding campaign, which has been available on the Startnext platform since September 13.

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RLP facilitates building with wood

Council of Ministers approves bill to amend state building code

In its meeting on 26 May 2020, the Rhineland-Palatinate Council of Ministers approved in principle a draft bill to amend, among other things, the Rhineland-Palatinate Building Code. The amendment of the state building code is intended to implement changes to the so-called model building code that have already been adopted or are in preparation.


New solar storage subsidy in RLP

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate is launching a solar offensive with a 5-million-euro funding programme for private and municipal solar storage systems. Energy Minister Ulrike Höfken, together with the Rhineland-Palatinate Energy Agency, today gave the official starting signal for the solar offensive, which is to take effect at various levels. In doing so, the minister presented the solar storage programme as a central building block of the offensive [...]


Conference of Construction Ministers promotes timber construction

Nationwide, construction with wood for buildings up to the high-rise limit is to be made easier and the Model Building Code (MBO) adapted accordingly. This was adopted by the Construction Ministers' Conference (BMK) at the end of the two-day conference in Norderstedt. In addition to climate-friendly construction with a focus on wood, the topic of "affordable housing" was also on the agenda.

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RENN.west campaign "Goals need action" launched

On Saturday, 14 September, the RENN.west campaign "Goals need action" was launched in Dortmund. It informs about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and mobilizes people for their implementation. Prominent supporters are the BVB, the multiple boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko and the top model Elena Carrière.


Booking platform for e-car sharing launched in Mainz

From September, UrStrom eG will offer its e-carsharing users a customer-friendly cooperative booking app. The goal is a common e-carsharing platform for energy cooperatives throughout Europe. Mainz, 23.08.2019 Select, book and open electric cars with your smartphone. These are the functions of the cooperative booking app "e-Carsharing in Bürgerhand", which is being developed with the UrStrom BürgerEnergieGenossenschaft in Mainz [...]


Support programme for electricity storage in RLP

There is money in Rhineland-Palatinate: After Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate will also launch its own funding program for electricity storage this year. "The funding program is being worked out at the moment," announced State Secretary Griese (the Greens). The Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament had already approved the funding last December. In 2019 and 2020, 1.5 million each [...]


SWR film (2019) about the ESA "Residential biotope must be redeveloped".

Video report SWR Fernsehen RP (4:08 min.) from 24.1.2019: "Wohnbiotop muss Sanierung werden - Zukunft von Studierenden-Wohnheim ungewiss" (Residential biotope must be redeveloped - Future of student dormitory uncertain)
SWR film link: www.swr.de/swr-fernsehen/landesschau-rp/Wohnbiotop-muss-saniert-werden-Zukunft-von-Studierenden-Wohnheim-ungewiss,av-o1089451-100.html

Information about the ESA:
https://sdg21.eu/db/esa-studierendenwohnheim-kaiserslautern


Rhine-Hunsrück district is energy municipality of the decade

Yesterday, the Agency for Renewable Energies awarded the Rhine-Hunsrück district as Energy Municipality of the Decade / Environment and Energy Minister Ulrike Höfken congratulates warmly on this award. Yesterday, the Agency for Renewable Energies awarded the Rhine-Hunsrück district in Kassel as "Energy Municipality of the Decade". "Climate change is clearly noticeable in Rhineland-Palatinate, as currently [...]


Heat turnaround in Gimbweiler

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate is providing funding of 150,000 euros for a local heating network in Gimbweiler, which is to be supplied in future by means of a solar thermal open-space system and a woodchip system.


Five new solar energy villages in Germany

Heating village heating networks with sun and wood is becoming a model for success. In Germany, five such heating systems are being launched this year. While the heating sector is the problem child of the energy transition throughout Germany, numerous villages are showing how the conversion to renewable energies can be mastered in one fell swoop. More and more frequently [...]


Timber Construction Award Rhineland-Palatinate 2018 awarded

Four award winners selected from 58 submissions The Rhineland-Palatinate Timber Construction Award 2018 was presented on 12 June at the Centre for Building Culture in Mainz. There were four equal prizes as well as four recognitions. In addition, an honorable mention was given. Function, (construction) technology, aesthetics and climate protection were the selection criteria for the award, now in its eighth [...]


Scrapping premium for old (wood) stoves

The Ministry of the Environment in Rhineland-Palatinate has launched the "1,000 efficient stoves for Rhineland-Palatinate" funding programme. As part of this, the replacement of old fireplaces with modern wood-burning systems is financially supported if they received approval between 1 January 1985 and 1 January 1995. The subsidy amounts to up to €800. The [...]


Six model districts as local drivers for the energy transition

With the funding announcement "Solar Construction / Energy-Efficient City", the BMBF together with the BMWi will provide up to 100 million euros over the next five years for research, development and innovation in the field of sustainable urban development. In the first round of calls for proposals, more than 60 consortia from city administrations, research institutes and [...]


Energy Agency RLP: Photovoltaics attractive for the end consumer

Kaiserslautern (energate) - The Energy Agency Rhineland-Palatinate and the consulting firm BET Aachen have published a study on the topic of "Attractive business models with PV systems". Click here to go directly to the pdf download www.energieagentur.rlp.de/...Solarinitiative_Brosch_170526.pdf


Pioneering resolution of the Conference of Environment Ministers on timber construction

The 88th Conference of Environment Ministers has just passed a resolution in Bad Saarow on the "Promotion of Building with Wood", which was introduced by Rhineland-Palatinate. The document calls on the federal government to improve the framework conditions for timber construction. As the environmental minister of Rhineland-Palatinate reports, among other things, the positive climate protection properties of renewable raw materials are to be taken into account in the building energy [...]


Clarification on the handling of insulation waste containing HBCD

Rhineland-Palatinate advises insulation with renewables In recent weeks, there has been much discussion about the disposal of old EPS-based insulation boards containing the flame retardant HBCD. The new Waste Catalogue Ordinance requires separate disposal. It thus goes beyond the corresponding EU regulation, which only requires [...]


More money for RLP municipalities for refugee aid

Today, the state parliament will be presented with a bill on the state's Reception Act. With this, the municipalities will receive more money for the reception, accommodation and care of asylum seekers. "The amendment to the State Reception Act will lead to a significant improvement in the financing of the task of refugee assistance for the municipalities and is an important basis for ensuring that [...]