Category: Energy

Climate change and greenhouse effect are on-topic here. And of course renewable energies which will be a remedy against finite fossil fuels.

  • DESERTEC studies: AQUA-CSP

    DESERTEC studies: AQUA-CSP

    AQUA-CSP is one of three conceptual studies which explored different parts of the DESERTEC project, a concept which relies on solar power from the world’s desserts as a major energy source for Europe. In previous posts I already talked about the two other studies MED-CSP andTRANS-CSP, the first focused on generation, the second on transportation…



    In a previous post I wrote about MED-CSP, a study being part of the DESERTEC project which outlines a scenario for generating huge amounts of electricity by means of Concentrating Solar Power applied in the Mediterranean region. CSP stands for solar thermal power plants which do not operate with the photovoltaic effect used in solar…

  • DESERTEC studies: MED-CSP

    DESERTEC studies: MED-CSP

    This article originates from a presentation given by Hani El Nokraschy, one of the leading persons of the DESERTEC foundation. He presented the foundation’s vision towards a sustainable generation of electrical energy and drinking water around the Mediterranean Sea for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His presentation covered the three main studies called MED-CSP,…

  • From finite to renewable energy

    From finite to renewable energy

    Fossil resources, i.e. coal, oil and gas, are finite. This fact is not surprising, but is worth to be mentioned. Its direct consequence is that in near future we will have to be able to generate (more precisely: convert) all energy we consume from renewable sources. This need is independent from any consequences that arise…

  • Home (film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 2009)

    Home (film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 2009)

    Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” (2006) was the first big documentary film that received international attention. It covered the current scientific knowledge global warming caused by the artificial greenhouse effect. Now the film “Home” by the French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand is published. It tries not only to focus on the climate issue but to…