On 6–7 June 2013, the final conference of InContext, together with the Informed Cities Forum 2013, took place in Berlin. It provided a creative platform for local initiatives, policymakers, and researchers to exchange insights, ideas, and experiences on transition processes. At the core of the conference was the question of how to create space for change and move towards better...Read more
The symposium entitled, "One Year Car Label (Ein Jahr Pkw-Label)" was hosted by the German Engery Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur, dena) on 26 November 2012 in Berlin in order to present an initial assessment of the new German car label (Pkw-EnVKV). Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig presented "The Car Label from a European Perspective (Das Pkw-Label aus europäischer Sicht)".
The amended German car labeling regulation (Pkw-EnVKV) entered into force on 1 December 2011. The regulation requires car manufacturers, dealers and leasing companies to provide information about the CO2Read more
As part of the project "Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative," a discussion on the first draft of potential funding guidelines entitled "Support for small-scale innovation" took place. The goal was to discover, taking expert opinion into account, what a successful support program for such small-scale innovation might look like.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and...Read more
"Consumer Preferences for Smart Homes: A Comparative Study between the UK, Germany, and Italy" aims to deliver significant, comparative insights into consumer attitudes towards energy and resource efficient smart home technologies and the potential for consumer acceptance of these technologies. The study will be used to gain knowledge about how country specific characteristics such as institutional support or cultural aspects affect the uptake of smart home technologies. The purpose of the study is to give decision makers and energy providers an idea of consumer interests andRead more
An expert discussion took place on the premises of Ecologic Institute on 11 December 2012 regarding the possible support of an initiative entitled "100% Climate Protection for Retailers." The support would help retailers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from sales venues, production locations, and logistics.
The concept was developed by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety...Read more
The first meeting of the working group for scientific support of the Master Plan for 100% climate protection – part of the "Strategic development of the National Climate Initiative (NCI)" project – was held in Berlin on 10 December 2012. The meeting allowed the participants to not only get to know each other but also provided them with the oppurtunitiy...Read more