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cc.alps: CIPRA Demands on Energy

compact Energy

The compacts on energy and nature conservation are now available for download in German and English.

In order to limit global warming, first of all it is important that we use energy more efficiently. Yet this will not be enough for operating in a way that climate can sustain. We must radically change our energy consumption and our consumption of energy-intensive goods and services. Experience shows that consumption only goes down when clear political signals are sent - which include legislative initiatives, rewarding energy saving and punishing waste. The switch from fossil to renewable energies must be forced - but not to the detriment of nature. Biomass production, the installation of wind power turbines and new hydroelectric power stations in the Alps hide many potential conflicts. The environmental, social and economic consequences of climate projects must be carefully assessed and compared.

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CIPRA Internationale Alpenschutzkommission
Im Bretscha 22
9494 Schaan / LI
Phone number: +423 237 53 53
Fax: +423 237 53 54
E-mail: international@cipra.org
Website: http://www.cipra.org

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