Lg metall warns of the consequences of a rapid conversion to electric vehicles

lg metall warns of the consequences of a rapid conversion to electric vehicles

IG metall believes that the european union’s new emissions targets will lead to significant job losses and unforeseeable social consequences in germany.

In his opinion, a quota of almost 50 percent of new registrations of electric vehicles in germany would be necessary in order to comply with the european CO2 limit that will apply from 2030, the union’s first president, jorg hofmann, told the german press agency. Because of the lower production depth compared to internal combustion engines, nearly one in five jobs in the german lead industry is at risk.

Not just cosmetics: microplastics have many sources

Not just cosmetics: microplastics have many sources

With every step, fubgangers release microplastics into the environment. Around 100 grams of abrasion from the soles of shoes are said to be produced per capita and year in germany, as researchers from the fraunhofer institute for environmental, safety and energy technology in oberhausen have calculated.

This puts footwear in seventh place on the list of gross microplastic sources found in the study by environmental scientists.

Bitkom significantly raises forecast for german it market

The market will grow by 2.8 percent to sales of 152 billion euros this year, mainly due to telecommunications services, new mobile devices and software, the association said. Previously, bitkom had assumed growth of 1.6 percent. "We have become much more optimistic than we were in the middle of the year," said bitkom president dieter kempf.

The industry is developing much better than the rest of the economy in germany. This will also have an impact on the labor market situation. The largest segment in the industry, with a share of 34 percent, is telecom services such as voice and data services in mobile communications.

University benefits from high-tech agenda

The state of bavaria provides its universities with additional funds as part of the bavarian high-tech agenda and enables them to fill positions ahead of schedule. According to a press release, the university of coburg also benefits from this.

"This decision by the state of bavaria comes at exactly the right time for us", coburg’s university president prof. Christiane fritze. And she adds: "this will enable us to achieve our strategic goals faster than planned."