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Day: February 1, 2015

Energy Policy Special

Energy Policy Special

  Work keeps following me, I guess. I just cannot visit any country anymore without paying some attention to its energy system. So I noticed in the Dominican Republic, that electricity meters are installed outside the building, visible for anyone passing by. This got me thinking if this habit could be of any benefit for Germany in meeting the challenges of the energy turnaround. According to my research the legislative package on smart meters and smart grids is still work…

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Everglades and Key West

Everglades and Key West

  So here is our report on two sights that couldn’t be more different. The untouched nature of the Everglades and the Disney-like tourist magnet of Key West.   Everglades The Everglades reminded me of the Norfolk Broads. Just warmer and with more alligators. Of course we took a ride in an airboat through the beautiful landscape and saw some alligators “in action” (action meaning lying around dozing in the sun) and a lot of different birds. I guess alligators are the laziest animals on…

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