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Riverside Chat

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The German Energy Transition in a European Context

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19 June 2013
Berlin
Germany
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On 19 June 2013, Ecologic Institute hosted a Riverside Chat on the implications of Germany's "Energiewende" in a European context. The moderated discussion featured Dr. Christian Hey, General Secretary of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). Susanne Langsdorf of Ecologic Institute moderated the discussion, which took place during a visitors program for 20 decision makers and journalists from...Read more

Waking the Sleeping Giant – Instruments for more Energy Efficiency

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9 May 2012
Berlin
Germany

In 2011, the German government set the ambitious goal of an energy transition by 2050, the so-called Energiewende. Meanwhile, the EU Commission is also considering far-reaching targets. But how can these objectives be reached? Which role does energy efficiency play, and how can its potential be increased? This was the subject of Ecologic Institute’s Riverside Chat on 9 May...Read more

Green Jobs for a cool planet

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6 December 2011
Berlin
Germany
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On 6 December 2011, the Ecologic Institute hosted a Riverside Chat on the implications of Germany’s energy policy shift for a group of high-level international visitors, including policy makers and journalists from EU Member States, Norway, Belarus, Switzerland and China. The program was co-organised by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of the Goethe Institute.

The following expert speakers presented their...Read more

Challenges and Opportunities to reaching 100% Renewable Energy

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18 November 2011
Berlin
Germany
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General conditions for a further expansion of renewable energy in Germany are favorable: rather ambitious long-term strategic goals were set; a number of measures to achieve them were implemented; and the phase out of the use of nuclear energy was agreed upon. Remains to see what challenges will arise along the road towards a shift to 100 % renewable energy?...Read more

Climate Change, the Science Policy Interface and Coastal Zone Management

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5 July 2011
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How should coastal zones be managed to best adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise? What is the severity of the threats involved, and what are the decisions and tradeoffs that must be made? How...Read more

Energy Efficiency: The Key to Address Economic and Climate Change Challenges

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17 May 2011
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On the road to providing energy for the whole economy without significantly increasing carbon emissions and without using nuclear power, energy efficiency is one of the most important companions. Yet, its potential is still underutilized – in Germany as in...Read more

Transforming the Energy Sector: Ways Towards 100% Renewable Energy

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9 June 2010
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Climate change, energy security and peak oil are challenges that industries, governments and citizens need to tackle in a common effort. The transformation of the energy sector offers a still widely untapped opportunity for addressing these challenges. On June 9,...Read more

The Role of Agriculture in Future Climate Policies: Approaches in Germany and the United States

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10 July 2009
The role of agriculture in future climate policies and different bioenergy applications were discussed at an Ecologic Transatlantic Riverside Chat that took place on the Potomac River in Washington DC on 10 July 2009. The event was part of the second transatlantic farmer-to-farmer exchange that brought together farmers from Germany and the US, as well as scientists and journalists with an agricultural background.Read more

Our Low-Carbon Future? Lessons Learned and Current Opportunities from Both Sides of the Atlantic

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24 June 2009
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Georg RiegelMichael Allegretti

On June 24, 2009, an International Riverside Chat brought Michael Allegretti and Dr. Georg Riegel together to discuss transatlantic opportunities in moving toward a low-carbon future. Michael Allegretti is the Head of Government Relations at the Climate Group, and Dr. Georg Riegel is...Read more

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