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Solar power – Subsidized or competitive


According to the German Solar Industry Association (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft - BSW-Solar), photovoltaic systems produced more than 18 billion kWh of electricity in Germany in 2011. That is 60% more than the previous year.
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China’s growth slowing


Over the past three decades the Chinese economy grew an average of 10% per year and 500 million people were lifted out of poverty.
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Renewable energies and a special energy storage facility


A large proportion of electric power will soon be provided by wind and solar energy. The problem is that the energy output of those sources is subject to major fluctuations.
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Intelligent energy management – Marketing of renewable energies


Electricity is something we take for granted. A touch of a button and on goes the light. However, in actual fact a great deal of effort goes into providing energy.
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Russia before Accession to the WTO


After 18 years of negotiations, it is possible that August 2012 could be the date when Russia, as the last of the major international economies, accedes to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
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Urban Mining: the city as a source of raw materials


Glass and paper have long since been recycled in Germany. But so far hardly anyone has concerned themselves with metals such as iron, copper, aluminium, gold or platinum. That is set to change...
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Growth markets: India’s economic upswing opens up opportunities for entrepreneurs


India’s rise in the world economy is being reflected increasingly also in the activities of western companies. Next to China and other emerging markets, India is gaining in importance as a cost-efficient production location and also as an attractive sales market.
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