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Dramatic Findings

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, in August released its latest report on climate change. The experts' findings are worrying. The changes since the last report in 2014 are significant and the consequences are visible to everyone. The floods in Central Europe, the heat wave in the Northwest of the American continent and the fires in Southeastern Europe, to name just a few. It is frustrating to see that these scientific findings are still being ignored or even doubted in some places. Some of the experts are of the opinion that we can no longer stop climate change at all, but only mitigate it. Which is bad news!

A reduction in man-made CO2 emissions can certainly lead to this needed mitigation. During his VIP interview in this issue, Bodo discusse...

Dramatic Findings

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, in August released its latest report on climate change. The experts' findings are worrying. The changes since the last report in 2014 are significant and the consequences are visible to everyone. The floods in Central Europe, the heat wave in the Northwest of the American continent and the fires in Southeastern Europe, to name just a few. It is frustrating to see that these scientific findings are still being ignored or even doubted in some places. Some of the experts are of the opinion that we can no longer stop climate change at all, but only mitigate it. Which is bad news!

A reduction in man-made CO2 emissions can certainly lead to this needed mitigation. During his VIP interview in this issue, Bodo discusses with Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), the efficiency of electric drives and the possibilities offered by gallium nitride. This is particularly interesting in the increasingly widespread 48 and 96V application areas where there is great potential. My beloved e-bike immediately comes to mind.

100-year birthdays are truly not an everyday occurrence, even for companies. The founder of Mitsubishi Electric was right when he predicted in 1921 that "the electric age is upon us." The rest is a success story, we congratulate the company warmly and look forward to many more years of good cooperation.

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My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Make sure washers, dryers and dishwashers are completely full. It is better to wait another day before switching on than to waste energy.

Kind regards
Holger



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