Unep report: investment in renewable energy down

After a conference held on wednesday at the frankfurt school of finance& management report presented by the UN environmental program UNEP, investment in renewable energies fell by 12 percent last year to 244 billion US dollars (just under 184 billion euros). After double-digit growth rates recently, this is the first minus since the financial crisis in 2009, when investments fell slightly by two percent.

The main reasons for this are uncertainties about demand policies in europe and the USA, as well as falling production costs for solar energy. But the volume of investment is still enormous, eight percent above the 2010 level, said silvia kreibiehl of the UNEP cooperation center at the frankfurt school. In fact, it was only in 2011 that more money was invested in the global energy transition.

When trees tell a story

Trees play a role in the lives of many people. For example, there are stories from their youth, when they climbed trees or kissed under a tree for the first time. As people age, so do the trees. They therefore need special protection.
The united raiffeisenbanken grafenberg-forchheim-eschenau-heroldsberg have now also set themselves the task of highlighting the importance of old trees. "Methuselah in the garden and courtyard – the value of old, unique trees is the theme of this year's nature conservation prize awarded by the bank in cooperation with the district association for horticulture and land conservation forchheim and erlangen-hochstadt.
"Trees are a part of the landscape and shape the appearance of a place. The older the more. They not only give our landscapes distinctive character", says johannes mohr of the district office forchheim. The campaign is launched to make people aware of the importance of old trees. "If you buy a plot of land to build a house and a tree is in the way, you should think about how this tree can be integrated and does not have to be cut down", according to rainer lang, chairman of the united raiffeisen banks.
Anyone can participate who is particularly fond of an old tree. It does not have to be one's own tree. Citizens in the catchment area of the united raiffeisen banks as well as towns, municipalities, associations and federations are eligible to participate.

Expert commission evaluates

Crazy real: bale and last-minute speculation

World champions in spending money: with the record signing of gareth bale, real madrid has strengthened its leading position in the "league of million-dollar transfers. The three most expensive transfers in soccer history were all made by the "royals.

Before the welshman bale, whose transfer fee was put at 100 million euros by his former club tottenham hotspur, real president florentino perez had already brought in cristiano ronaldo for 96 million euros and zinedine zidane for 72 million euros.

Under certain circumstances, unpaid small amounts can go straight to jail. Yesterday, a 33-year-old woman from the western district of kulmbach came within a hair's breadth of being convicted at the local court in kulmbach. She had used her EC card to buy various items of clothing at H&M, although the card was not covered.

Overview of finances completely lost

The clothing chain has not seen any money from the woman to this day. The court therefore sentenced the 33-year-old to three months' imprisonment on probation for fraud. Despite three different, partly severe criminal records, the case was only saved because the woman could credibly show that she had completely lost track of her finances at the time of the crime a year ago.

Rough salary differences for the same profession

This was reported by the "frankfurter allgemeine zeitung" with reference to a study by the hamburger consulting firm personalmarkt for the newspaper. For example, someone working in marketing or sales in frankfurt earns an average of more than 60,000 euros a year, but only just under 44,000 euros in leipzig.

The classic differences between north and south, east and west were not dissolved. "Nothing is really happening," personnel market boss tim boger told the newspaper. It is even to be noted that in the east, the proportion of holders in the national average across all occupational groups has recently even fallen again slightly in some cases after several years of increase. The earnings in popular occupational fields in 15 rough german cities were investigated.

A deal must be finalized within a few days, reported the financial news agency bloomberg. According to the wall street journal, knight told trading partners that at least friday was secured thanks to a new credit line.

The catastrophe began on wednesday. The new software flooded the market with erroneous trade orders at launch. More than 140 shares were affected, the share prices were out of line, and trading in various securities had to be suspended for a time. Most of the confusion took place from 9.30 to 10.15 new york time off until company technicians could stop software. The mistake was particularly devastating for knight capital itself: the firm was left holding many overpriced shares after the order firestorm, with losses adding up to $440 million.

Martin schweiger a 41-year-old man from the habberge district shamelessly exploited his position of trust as deputy manager of a supermarket in august last year: on 9. August 2018 he stole about 18.50 watch from the safe, for which he ordered a key, 320 euros. Unfortunately for him, he was filmed by a video camera that the store manager had installed unnoticed after there had been repeated discrepancies in the amount of cash on hand.

On wednesday, the thief had to answer to the district court in habfurt, where he described the crime as a "blodheit" he said that he had regretted early on. He had returned the money the next day. Nevertheless, the store manager did not withdraw the complaint.

local elections in wartmannsroth: betz runs as a lateral thinker

Manuel betz (39) surprised even his wife katharina (36) with the idea of running for mayor: "i can't always just get upset that nothing is changing.", he explains the decision, and: "i don't want to watch how life in the village is becoming more and more anonymous." He has never run for a local political office before, but now he wants to get it right: manuel betz is one of the three mayoral candidates in the municipality of wartmannsroth.

The 39-year-old was nominated by the electoral association volkersleier-heckmuhle, i.E. The list of the previous incumbent jurgen karle. "But that's a coincidence", reports betz. The special feature: manuel betz is not on the group's list of candidates for the town council. "There were many inquiries", he refers to speech with burgers. His answer: "I hope for the opportunity to do what I like to do." And his wife katharina weber-betz is also on the list. Manuel betz is pleased that women are at the top of all the lists and wishes his wife that she can also contribute her views as a social pedagogue.

european commissioner defends lowering of roaming charges

Commissioner neelie kroes reacted sharply to criticism from vodafone boss vittorio colao, who accused brussel of putting too much of a burden on the telecommunications industry in view of the current economic situation. These include the pressure on tariffs for roaming in other EU countries and voice between networks of different providers.

The commission was driving the regulation with an "autopilot developed 15 years ago," scolded the head of the world’s largest mobile communications provider in terms of revenue. Colao called for an end to the pressure on prices so that the industry could invest more money again. The head of deutsche telekom, rene obermann, also warned that regulation was costing the companies billions in less revenue.

France expects debt ratio to reach record level

Debt reached a record 95.1 percent of gross domestic product – up from 90.2 percent at the end of 2012. The target for 2014 was set at 94.3 percent this spring. According to EU rules, public debt should not exceed 60 percent of gross domestic product.

According to the calculations of "figaro", the projected value for 2014 corresponds to a per capita national debt of about 30,000 euros per inhabitant. In germany, the per capita debt in 2012 was around 25,000 euros, and the debt ratio was around 82 percent of gdp.