It was called a historic moment by Ban Ki Moon and John Kerry when representatives of almost 200 states signed the global climate protection agreement during a festive ceremony at the UN in New York City. This agreement has “the power to build a better world”, said Ban optimistically. But the real challenge begins only now, as words must be put into actions. No doubt: this can’t be done without CutPower. During the follow-up conference in Bonn, Germany, concrete plans were drawn up on how the EU agreements shall be put into effect. It is clear that, in order to reach the goals, the countries need to act now. Germany’s ambitious contribution is the Climate Protection Plan 2050. But as Environmental Minister Barbara Hendricks said, this plan can’t be implemented with public funds alone – therefore, private financial streams benefitting climate protection will be mobilised and supported. Thus, the door for CutPower stands wide open. Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, is now walking through this door after acknowledging the potential of energy efficiency: „The cleanest and cheapest energy is the one not being used“. Aha, got it! Means: CutPower. With this realization, a large campaign was initiated; „Germany does it efficiently“. And what does this include? Unfortunately, little more than hot air. The campaign aims to raise awareness among citizens, companies and municipalities – no trace of effective funding or financial incentives for those who are actually willing to act. Let’s not wait any longer. CutPower offers „Managed Sustainability“ with all benefits: As infrastructure provider, CutPower provides energy efficient, sustainable equipment – off-balance and risk-free for you. Active climate protection and commercial benefits don’t have to oppose each other any longer thanks to CutPower. When can we await your message?
Another success for CutPower: For the second time in a row, CutPower was awarded the German INDUSTRIEPREIS with the BEST OF distinction in the category „Energy & Environment“. CEO Karl Eberhard Hunke accepted the award at the HANNOVER FAIR: „We are very
happy about the reaffirmation of our unique business model of ‘Managed Sustainability’, with which we are able to make an important contribution both for the environment and the economy. I would like to thank the entire team, our business partners and our investors.“
Proof of economic, social, ecological or technological benefits was required from the applicants‘ business models – exactly what CutPower has to offer.
The top-class jury agreed and saw all criteria fulfilled: By provision and support of energy efficiency projects in the field of sustainable technology, companies reduce both their emissions and their cost, all without additional expenditures or own risks – OPEX instead of CAPEX. Thus, CutPower is not the only winner: Besides the environment, companies benefit from finally being able to realize energy efficiency and sustainability projects – all thanks to CutPower.
150 top decision makers from politics and economics met at the Investor Days in Brussels in February 2016 to debate about future standards for energy efficiency investments in real estate. The goal was to make investments in energy efficiency a natural part of institutional investors’ portfolios. Thanks to standardized protocols, it will from now on be considerably easier for banks and investors to launch projects in the fields of energy efficient real estate restorations.
As the leading infrastructure provider, CutPower was able to participate effectively at the conference: with his insightful lecture regarding the potentials of energy efficiency investments, CEO Karl Eberhard Hunke was able to raise a lot of applause.
The investor days are held under the auspices of many renowned institutions, such as the EEFIG (Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group), the conference hosts BPIE Building (Performance Institute Europe) and the ICP (Investor Confidence Project).
The recently presented space suit for the flight to planet Mars by NASA looks pretty cool. But it seems as if going that far is not even necessary: after a study published in the science journal “Nature Climate Change” and conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the Loyola Marymont University of Los Angeles, the region around the Persian Gulf could become inhabitable until the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced. Summer temperatures – already up to 50°C from time to time – will rise even more than that, 60°C and more won’t be an exception anymore. This will not only affect pilgrims and football players: the latest heat wave in the Gulf region already gave a first impression of what life could be like. “The latest study shows that the danger for the human health is much greater than so far assumed” says renowned climate scientist Prof. Christoph Schär of ETH Zurich.
It seems like a bad joke: the region which profits the most of fossil fuels is also the one that will suffer the most and the soonest from it. And wasn’t there something to do with FIFA and football, too..? Instead of air-conditioned palaces or the occasional support of Islamic terror, we recommend investments in desert plantations and the welcoming of war refugees from the neighbor countries. All a matter of priorities, right?