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about Renewable Energies
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Climate protection in your surroundings
The design of your city or community influences your behavior. The greater the offer for climate-friendly practices, the easier it will be for you to design your own lifestyle accordingly. The developed as part of the real laboratory "Urban Office" Climate Protection Card makes good examples and offers that support climate-friendly behavior in the city and surrounding area, visible and offers everyone the possibility to add new or missing in the map still missing offers and examples independently over OpenStreetMap.
Climate balance of an average citizen
The German average citizen currently accounts for about 11-12 tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2eq), which would have to drop below one ton of CO2eq by 2050, to achieve the set climate protection goals. These greenhouse gas emissions of an average person can be attributed to housing, mobility, nutrition, allocate other consumption and public emissions, each of which has different proportions: Detailed information on the greenhouse gas balance of the average citizen can be found at: www.uba.co2-rechner.de
Map your surroundings in OpenStreetMap (OSM)
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free project that collects, structures and stores freely usable geodata in a database for use by everyone (open Data). This data is under a free license, the Open Database License. The core of the project is therefore an openly accessible database of all contributed geoinformation.Click here for a short tutorial on mapping in OSM
Energy & supply
Central part of the energy transition is the aliteration and addition of infrastructure, hence the required plants and mains for the supply with sustainable generated energy is available area-wide. This applies to both the power and heat supply, the aliteration is in most cases adopted by the local power supplier. By installing own generating plants (e.g. photovoltaics), connecting to a existing local/district heat network or the involvement in energy cooperatives, also you can do something to promote the expansion of renewable energies.
Food & Consumption
Our feeding habit causes approximately 1.8 tons of CO2 per year annually. The major part of the emission origins from animal-derived food like meat, cheese or butter. Apart from that, the rest of consumption is responsible for approximately 4.4 tons of CO2 annually. This includes the purchase of new appliances and cars, just as clothing, shoes and toys. You can save CO2, if you use things as long as possible and consume less.
Mobility & Traffic
By the amount of ways a person travels in Germany annually, an average of 2.2 tons of CO2 per year are released. Air travel and daily car rides are responsible for the major part of this. The switch to environmentally-friendly means of transport can improve your personal carbon footprint significantly.
Living & Construction
For heating and domestic appliances, an average of 2.5 tons CO2 is caused annually per person. The major part is generated by heating, because of the mostly old and inadequately insulated buildings, the dominance of fossil fuels and the increasing living space per person.
Areas of action for CO2 neutral mobility:
Measures for CO2 neutral living:
Areas of action for CO2-saving consumption
Measures for a CO2-saving supply
The climate protection map Germany makes it easy to retrieve relevant information on the topics of energy transition or sustainability and to locate them spatially. As a part of the Urban Office (subproject 4) of the University of Heidelberg, the climate protection map Germany uses the possibilities of web technologies to find out about issues such as sustainable energy supply, mobility forms and consumption. Through spatial location, individual regions are made more comparable and a greater awareness of citizens' climate protection and energy transition will be created.
Funded by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Project Lead: Alexander Zipf
Realization of webseite: Michael Auer, Lukas Loos, Sebastian Döring, Heinrich Lorei
Cartography/Webdesign: Sebastian Döring
Geoserver WMS & MapProxy maintanance - Michael Auer, Sebastian Döring
Background map: Maxim Rylov - OpenMapSurfer Roads & © OpenStreetMap contributors
Consulting, Partner: Miriam Dingeldey, ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH