Commented by Stefan Feulner on November 26th, 2020 | 12:40 CET
Successful tests and the imminent prospect of a vaccine against the coronavirus are causing the price of oil to explode. After the low in Brent oil in March at just under USD 18.00, the black gold more than doubled and is currently trading at USD 48.50. Even former pessimists such as the Bank of America see the price continuing to rise and forecast USD 60.00 per barrel by next summer. The easing of restrictions will lead to an increase in oil demand, according to the experts. Anyone who trades with leverage and wants to achieve disproportionate price gains should now look for promising oil producers.Read
Commented by Nico Popp on November 20th, 2020 | 10:59 CET
The experts of the investment house Clearbridge Investments report that the world could be facing a phase of economic recovery. Decisive factors for this development could be not only the measures of the central banks but also the investments in infrastructure. As the experts emphasize, investments of USD 100 billion would already create about one million jobs. Moreover, every dollar that is invested will pay off several times over in decades and contribute to growth. In contrast to previous years, not only the classic tech stocks should benefit from this growth, but also traditional sectors such as utilities.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 17th, 2020 | 10:34 CET
A key finding of a study conducted by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy shows that the older generation is more willing to make sacrifices for the climate than the younger generation. Older people are more sustainable when it comes to specific products and their usage behaviour. 88% of those over 30 want to use their things "as long as possible" - that is 9 percentage points more than younger adults.
Conversely, 18% of those under 30 say that it is essential for them to have the latest products. That is 8 percentage points more than among older age groups. The researchers evaluated the representative surveys according to the age of the respondents - with a clear result: thanks to the bank, older people are more environmentally conscious than the younger generation. The throw-away society is thus a manifestation of time and a sign of abundance. It is clear that such trends call for Greta movements in particular, and the economists among us are well aware that growth means sacrifice, and that in most cases that "little bit more" is at the expense of our planet.
Commented by Mario Hose on April 6th, 2020 | 08:40 CEST
The share prices of most companies around the world have been falling since February 2020 and the outbreak of the Corona Pandemic. Whether it's hydrogen, oil or batteries, it's hit everyone. The reasons are very different, but they are nevertheless interrelated. Globalization not only has price advantages, but dependencies on supply chains can lead to painful bottlenecks. The current situation is most obvious in the example of protective clothing, which is mainly produced in China and is also needed there in the country of origin of Covid-19. The rest of the world is now facing supply bottlenecks.Read
Commented by Mario Hose on March 12th, 2020 | 12:17 CET
Modern society unites one goal, the world should become cleaner and more environmentally friendly. Responsible companies continuously strive to implement ways to improve the way they interact with people and nature. In line with citizens' desires for greater prosperity and security, advances in mobility and energy supply are among the priorities of politics and business. Hydrogen will become increasingly important in the coming years, but innovative technologies for now and today, based on existing engines, will make a valuable contribution to environmental protection. It is best to start positioning yourself now for the time after the corona crisis.Read
Commented by Mario Hose on February 20th, 2020 | 10:26 CET
Energy sources and storage facilities are topics of the present and future. The more modern a society is, the higher the priority of cleanliness and moral innocuousness. Mobility in rich countries is undergoing change. In conurbations, the aim is increasingly being pursued to electrify motorised transport. Electricity flows into the grid from predominantly nuclear power plants as well as power plants using fossil fuels and can be used to produce hydrogen as an energy storage medium or to charge batteries. The share of electricity from renewable energies has increased worldwide from 18.6% to 25.1% in the years from 2008 to 2018.Read
Commented by Mario Hose on December 5th, 2019 | 13:14 CET
The change in mobility is one of the most challenging issues of our time. German carmakers are currently focusing on the launch of battery cars in order to meet the increasingly stringent exhaust emission requirements of the European Union. From the user's point of view, electric mobility based on batteries and the idea of several million charging points at the roadsides and parking lots are reminiscent of the days of horse-drawn carriages. But this comparison is not accurate, because horses have not caused environmental damage in other parts of the world. In Germany there is an established network of over 14,000 gas stations and it is no secret that hydrogen takes about the same time to fill up as combustion engines. Why not the hydrogen car now?Read