Ecologic Institute with partners launched the GreenEcoNet platform, a new website to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) become more environmentally friendly while also saving money and becoming more competitive.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) form the backbone of a thriving and innovative economy in Germany and Europe. Their innovation capacity as well as their national and international networks make SMEs key actors for increasing resource efficiency of the socio-economic system and for future-proofing it. Hence, SMEs contribute essentially to a sustainable and long-term green(er) economy.
At the same time, transitioning...Read more
How competitive are Eco-Industries in Europe - and how well have they fared during the economic crisis? This is the central question of a short study that the Ecologic Institute produced for the Greens in the European Parliament. The key finding is that Eco-Industries have been a source of growth, particularly at times when other parts of the economy contracted. The study is available for download.
Output growth of Eco-Industries
The empirical analysis consisted of two components: first, an analysis of output growth in the segment of "low-carbon environmental goods andRead more
During this speech Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented further results of the summer 2013 survey of all German-operators with their acquisition strategies in the second and third trading period. The presentation slides are available for download.
His key messages included:
- The fee settlement by the intermediaries occurred mainly
- fixed costs per executed trade contract
- with a fee per emission allowance
- as a relative mark up to the purchase price
- The fee per emission allowance was used most in the second trading Read more