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
In this presentation Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented and analyzed the main results of the summer 2013 survey of all German-operators with their acquisition strategies in the second and third trading period. He also gave an overview of the plant operators who participated in the survey. The presentation slides are available for download.
Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:
- The internal offsetting and the use of intermediaries were by far the most widely used acquisition channels for operators in the second trading Read more
Can a social network help European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) become greener? Terri Kafyeke presented the GreenEcoNet project at the Transnational Workshop on Institutional Support Schemes and Structures for Resource Efficiency in SMEs held at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Berlin on 4 December 2013. She discussed common barriers faced by SMEs in the path towards sustainability and described how the GreenEcoNet platform, currently in development, could help get past them. The presentation slides are available for downloadRead more
In the context of the event "Emissions Trading Market Access for Operators of Installations Subject to EU-ETS" on 29 January 2014, the results of a company survey undertaken in the summer of 2013 were discussed.
European emissions trading is now in its third trading period. Not only has the number of participating power plant operators increased, but the allocation mechanism has...Read more
On 12 November 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) during a seminar on environmental crime at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Ecologic Institute is the coordinator of the EFFACE project. The presentation slides are available for download.