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tv   World Stories  Deutsche Welle  July 7, 2021 7:45am-8:00am CEST

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1st one energy saving lightbulb, then 234. we're always hearing that we need to save energy. energy, right? bulbs can indeed save a lot of electricity and money to at least 100 years in a year. but then we use one of the trips in a rental car, our, my little splurge. this one also uses electricity. energy economics, expert claudia campus understands the dilemma. saving energy is a challenge to become how can i buy leave there to see more energy? we spoke miss bond in the past. well, what you're experiencing is known as the rebound effect. you work hard to save energy, then you have more disposable income, which you spend on more energy. we have to counteract them with targeted policies, or you could see it more like a carbon tax, for example, designed as an incentive to reduce energy use. that's yes. this is my boiler, it's
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a source of heat that relies on natural gas tuition minutes. gov on i now have to pay a carbon tax for every ton of carbon dioxide that i am made with this heater. but it cost me 125 years a year gets, gets germany now has a carbon tax. so we're hitting people's pocketbooks. why aren't businesses and the super wrench mean? first, instead of the little guy that unfair, it's f my get a to see if it was a high. first of all it's there that those who inflict more climate damage pay for the high earning households have a bigger carbon footprint. they drive more cars live in bigger apartments and use more fossil and heating fuels. so they have to pay a higher price on this affair because it would be unfair if low income household had to pay disproportionately more without getting relief targeted. and for it's like a climate bonus or the relief program would be best failure. even more important is
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the promotion of energy saving measures. for unfortunately, a little is being done. their last positive light us will be in is worldwide. we need more focus on saving energy. of every kilowatt hour that isn't produced is what helps to climate most. and that needs to be emphasized. why is so little being done to conserve energy in against foreign dominating energy? has never really been a popular compet for politicians because it's about creating incentives to usage. it's always easier to stand in front of and only inaugurated wind turbine. and to take measures that really save energy, and so 5 and power guzzling sectors like the steel industry, are rarely incentivized to cut their usage. instead, they put their responsibility on politicians who pass it on to consumers. it's a global trend. so my invoice and also for from the research shows that this is widespread. it's, it's a p r campaign on the part of lobbyists designed to shift responsibility away from
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company and pass it on to consumers picking tumors. i can't reduce society's energy use on their own without other measures. companies and politicians often try to avoid the subjects. but more and more people understand that something has to change and they're ready to politicians who need to catch up on a ticket o'clock. i think there's too much pressure on us consumers, but we all have to take responsibility. that's why my new motto is, use energy don't wasted. a clear message that certainly saving energy at an individual level can make a difference. but will that be enough? when it comes to conserving resources, perhaps what we really need to do is to think big our shocking energy wasting habits. what are our biggest fin?
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take an average city in northern europe. we'll call it north town. let's look at a typical family. ah. it's early in the morning and the children are already streaming the film. the y fi router is always on, even when it's not in use. there's no standby mode. the device uses around 12 kilowatt hours a month. that's about the same as a modern energy efficient refrigerator. billions of kilowatt hours a wasted around the world, out of convenience, and the desire to always be on line. meanwhile, the children's father has clocked in for a shift at the factory, a paper mill. the production process gives off hot air which rises unused to the ceiling. this energy could be used more effectively for heating all over the world . companies avoid investing and such changes because they usually only pay off after 5 years. ah, analysts say industry has the greatest untapped potential for saving energy. the
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children's mother worked at a company that uses cloud services on the internet. they require huge server farms which also produce a lot of heat that goes unused. this would actually be enough to heat an entire apartment building at the end of the day, the families this down for an evening meal. the weather is cold, so the heating is on in north town, around 30 percent of all the energy use goes into heating. that's largely because most building aren't properly insulated matter. insulation could save the family up to 70 percent on their heating bills. and that's just one typical family. the whole of north town could save a lot of energy so it's clear we have to rethink our habits from the ground up. literally not just what's in our homes, but what they're made out of building from natural materials could be part of the
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solution. and berlin is playing host to a growing number of buildings made of wood. oh, my new son who he put with do. and if for in his that they have nothing to do with the story. the story is about construction size, concrete building and the hopes and dreams of people living in concrete building. maybe it's far it full of did a dream. but there is a connection. after all, that might explain why would the fashionable construction material it's those almost 20 percent of the new bills in germany are made of wood. you know, it's just about anybody who enters a home made of wood is almost always overwhelmed by its quality and atmosphere. not the theater. never know when you go into a newly built wooden house,
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you'll feel wonderful from the very 1st moment. thanks to the structural design and the very special atmosphere town. the company is developing. what is meant to be the tool is wouldn't apartment building in germany $29.00 stories 90? it's called, well have and this to go up. the cities decide that entire district should be built of wood who new school buildings might have timber. and there is some justification for that. we have to aim to be climate neutral in our cities, with trees of bouncy, of 2 for centuries. and when the timber is used for building it remains bound. and then the key difference between wood and concrete, some graphs of baton country is getting a lot of bad press. nowadays. a key ingredient is cement, and according to the un intergovernmental panel on climate change,
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the cement industry accounted for 3 times more c, o, 2 emissions than commercial aviation in 20. 19 another un reports as construction and building usage of the source of 38 percent of global c o 2 emissions concrete is the default construction material, at least for large scale projects. an entire new concrete course is going up in a district of berlin. only one building currently under construction will be mostly made of wood, only is foundations and staircases will be made of concrete architect far each robbie has been working with wood for well over a decade use indefinite. if you knew you were definitely pioneers and such. we also suffered, we had to overcome many obstacles. we met with a lot of resistance from the authority. we had to assemble a team of experts and of course, convince our clients the property owners to begin with with anything but easy. and
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i saw that in $48.00 in berlin as a recent project to the 6 story come up with about 40 apartments is almost entirely made of wood and the finest for the 2021 german sustainability for architecture live. it will put in the, on a on practice, didn't originally warm to would for ecological re, honestly the article. oh, there was 2007. i had started thinking about what, perhaps 2 years earlier for it's a static aspects aspect. i just found a beautiful in that go that does all know it was only later that i learned how eco friendly it is. and that it binds large amounts of c o 2, that's it. yeah, alec is younger than not all goes on high rise. it's not just meant to be eco friendly, but also an exercise in inclusivity and social cohesion. it won't be condos for the rich, but rather housing for people of all income levels. it's about living in
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a neighborhood in a community. if you live in a project like this, you have to have the right attitude to wood as well because it lives and moves and creeks. you have to be able to and want to deal with that in the back to build with timber. you have to cut down trees, how eco friendly is that what we said and he shouldn't just chop down and tie as far as so they've gone forever. we need to use the resources we have in germany and central europe and sell tree selectively. importing timber from further afield would be less sustainable. construction kids fantasy to go ahead and sign in downtown been in the fall goes to plan. when skyscrapers should be standing by 20. ah, it shows consulting resources and living the good life can go hand in hand. that's
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