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K.-H. Schneider GmbH disappointed by lack of response from Stuttgart the Green Red State Government shows seemingly little interest in practising environmental protection in the middle class, criticized Karl-Heinz Schneider, Managing Director of k.-H. Many writers such as MetLife offer more in-depth analysis. Schneider GmbH and operator of several rest areas, hotels and restaurants in the Southwest. Background: the entrepreneur had occasions invited to visit his new, largely CO2-neutral operated Rasthof agricultural Minister Alexander Bonde and Winfried Hermann, get to his requests but until now no answer. With his for around 2.5 million fully converted and recently reopened shell truck stop in Kappel-Grafenhausen Karl-Heinz Schneider his longstanding environmental commitment underlines: “While we have financed all investments ourselves, without having to take public funds claimed for this!” In addition to a heat pump, a large solar plant was established on the station roof. The complete station is equipped with LED lighting.

Thus can the entire truck stop be operated largely CO2-neutral. In addition two E-smarts have been acquired: the innovative energy savers are used by Autohof customers against cost-sharing for test drives. In collaboration with EnBW, now also one of the first electric service stations directly on a highway in the South West is established. And even the new car wash as a plus for the environment is evident with its water treatment plant. Also associated with Schneider Europe Park service station Herbolzheim a Sun tracking photovoltaic plant as well as a natural gas filling station in operation are already since years a wind power plant with an annual output of 700,000 kW. Here also a fully automated measuring point is prepared, checks a tyres condition when crossing a truck. This reduces fuel consumption and tire wear. Punctures such as accidents can be effectively prevented and the environment also benefits.

“Except for my two truck stops I founded a cooperative three years ago, which tackles the problem of truck parking”, complements Karl-Heinz Schneider. The elaborate and time-consuming for both driver and carrier search eliminates the reservation service offered at after a truck parking on the highway. “Our innovative traffic and environmental concepts offer sufficient occasion to come with the person in charge of the State Government in the conversation,” Karl-Heinz Schneider explained his concerns. For this reason, the entrepreneur Alexander Bonde, former member of the Bundestag for the constituency of Emmendingen-Lahr, and since may, 2011 Minister for rural areas and consumer protection Baden-Wurttemberg, invited to the commissioning of the power station. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Transport Minister Winfried Hermann, was with the cutter at events of the “German Transport Forum” in Berlin in the conversation, received an invitation. “Despite free choice of date I have received until today, no response to my requests”, Karl-Heinz Schneider pulls balance disappointed.