On 27 November 2013, Amory Lovins, the American physicist and environmental scientist, visited Ecologic Institute in Berlin. During a luncheon he spoke to the audience about the most important research findings of his most recent book: "Reinventing Fire." Amory Lovins is one of the cofounders, the chief scientist, and the chairman emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a research...Read more
On 14 November 2013, a workshop on marine litter in the Baltic Sea took place at the Ecologic Institute's offices in Berlin. Susanne Altvater, a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an introductory presentationon on the topic and on the Clean Sea project in general to German representatives of the relevant industries. Subsequently Matthias Mossbauer presented the first results of the...Read more
In the face of lower CO2 emissions prices, there are currently discussions about whether new coal-fired power plants will be built in the future. In this context, some have suggested implementing new measures to support emissions trading. Currently, the focus is on specific CO2 emissions limits. Similar measures have already been implemented in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Long-term decarbonization of the European economy requires technological innovation in all sectors. Key industries in Europe (and globally) are faced with the challenge to change their processes and products to reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. They do so against the background of international competition and volatile energy markets around the globe - and debates on...Read more
The topic of the fourth installment of the series was the relationship between the state and environmental policy research. Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich and Dr. Hendrik Vygen were invited to present their view on the topic. The discussion (in German) can be watched online.
While Prof. Dr. Kreibich, being the former scientific director and chief executive of the Institute for Future...Read more