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Peter Breithaupt
Works at Shell Global Solutions International
Attended IMD, Lausanne, CH
Lives in Haren, Netherlands
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Probably Shared a lot of times already - Quantum Bohemian Rhapsody - the music is timeless, the text is a treat for physicist. Enojy
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I generally like to promote positive news. However, in particular, because below article is published by the New York Times, which I regard as a quality newspaper, I have to speak up against this fearmongering.
Scientifically, the article is ill researched and appears to be a marketing piece for the company offering to detect natural gas leaks (BTW, nothing wrong with measurements to improve gas network performance and safety).
In essence, and please read Richard Muller's excellent piece about "Fugitive Methane and Global Warming" (http://static.berkeleyearth.org/memos/fugitive-methane-and-greenhouse-warming.pdf), even if 14% of methane was leaking, which economically and regarding health and safety unacceptable, using methane is still environmentally better than burning coal. The truth is gas leaks do contribute, yes, but very, very little to global warming! 
I haven't done the math, but I would guess that eating a couple of Hamburgers less will generously compensate your private contribution to global warming by gas leaks from our distribution networks.
Trust the New York Times will do better next time.
The boom in natural gas production has raised concerns about a subsequent boom in leaks, although how much gas escapes remains a mystery.
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Beer brewers against fracking ... never thought about it, but the argument is both tasty and compelling. The economics are overwhelmingly pro-beer. Again Germany is leading the way: build more local breweries, create jobs and get happy. :-)
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Kudos, great idea and execution. Snapchat keeps social media where it belongs: To your moments and not to the dustbin of your digital memory.
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Very encouraging news from Texas. Again, USA grid operators are leading the pack. Whereas in the USA grid operators understand and embrace opportunities of renewable energy sources, EU grid operators try to earn their money by demanding gold-plated upgrades to tackle the thread of renewable energy. Different approach, different futures. Looks like their are more mammals in the USA, compared to dinosaurs in the EU.
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Well crafted short video on carbon emissions and the "credit" of 22 years explained before we hit the 2degC plus barrier.
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cannot agree more. Making a start-up successful requires discipline but is likewise a "discipline".
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Never heart about it, but the scientific evidence is overwhelming - even better it's (assumed PV or wind-power generated) an almost environmental and non-toxic deterrent. Kindly PLUS it to your friends. 
Simulated wind, provided by an electric fan, is good at both discouraging insect flight and dissipating the mosquito-attracting emanations that humans emit.
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Still one of the best websites to get facts & figures right on climate change.
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China installed almost as much wind power capacity in ONE YEAR as the entire power generation capacity installed in The Netherlands (incl. coal, gas, nuclear,) over the last 60 years.
Strangely, The Netherlands should do better, being the 10th best performer by GDP (PPP), compared with China ranking place 93! 
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A new key-component for high efficient Stirling engines?
An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors. The approach relies on engineered materials consisting of nanostructured semiconductor alloy crystals. Heat is a vibration of matter — technically, a vibration of the atomic lattice of a material — just as sound is. Such vibrations can also be thought of as a stream of...
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Sustainable business development, Strong roots in Science & Technology, General Management, Asset management & Governance, Business valuations, M&A execution & lead negotiator, SME start-up's
Employment
  • Shell Global Solutions International
    Senior Pathfinder, 2013 - present
  • Energy Cooperative Grunneger Power U.A.
    CEO, 2011 - 2013
  • N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    VP Business Development, 2006 - 2010
  • Shell Gas & Power
    Business Development Manager, 2004 - 2006
  • Shell Gas & Power
    General Manager, 2002 - 2003
  • Shell Gas & Power
    Technical Manager, 2001 - 2003
  • N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    R&D Programme Manager, 1996 - 2000
  • International Flame Research Foundation
    R&D Engineer, 1991 - 1995
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Haren, Netherlands
Previously
Düren, Germany - Aachen, Germany - Sevilla, Spain - Trondheim, Norway - Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Haren, Netherlands - Woking, Surrey, UK - The Hague, Netherlands
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Education
  • IMD, Lausanne, CH
    Business Education, 2004 - 2007
  • Gymnasium am Wirteltor
    Technology, 1971 - 1979
  • RWTH Aachen
    Mechanical & Chemical Engineering, 1981 - 1991
  • Norwegian Institute of Technology
    M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, 1990 - 1991
  • Ruhr University
    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 1998 - 2001
  • IMD, Lausanne, CH
    Business Education, 2005 - 2005
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