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On the Road to Sustainable Production in the Enlarged EU - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)

20 September 2005 to 22 September 2005
The event will be directed towards stakeholders in new and old Member States and will focus on the implementation of Directive 96/61/EC on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC). It will provide a forum for an exchange of experiences and views on the implementation of the Directive, the use of the reference documents on best available techniques (BREFs) and the future development of the Directive.Read more

The Sevilla Process: A Driver for Environmental Performance in Industry

6 April 2000 to 7 April 2000

The aim of the conference is to provide information on the "Sevilla Process", the drafting of "Best Available Techniques" (BAT) Reference Documents according to Article 16 (2) of the IPPC Directive. The conference promotes the implementation of the Directive and features the increased application of environmentally advanced techniques in Europe.

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IPPC-Information Day Baden-Württemberg

29 November 2005

With the 1996 IPPC Directive, a new binding concept was introduced at the European level for the licensing of industrial installations. IPPC stands for "Integrated Pollution Prevention Control". Through the implementaion of this directive, a general European harmonisation is pursued which is not only designed to protect the environment, but also to reduce competitive and localised distortions...Read more

New Options for Strengthening Standards on Social and Environmental Responsibilities of Corporations and their Implementation

The negative external effects of profit oriented businesses on the environment and society have become increasingly visible following the financial crisis, and are most extreme in developing countries where high corruption rates often impede meaningful enforcement of existing legislation and where compensation measures for adversely affected groups rarely exist. Read more

First Environmental Crime Research Newsletter Published

The first newsletter of the FP7 research project "EU Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE)" has been published and is available online. The electronic newsletter is open for subscription by all interested persons and will be published every three months.

Die Zukunft bleibt ungewiss

In the article "Die Zukunft bleibt ungewiss" published in "Politische Ökologie," R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, Daniel Blobel, and Eduard Interwies (both also of Ecologic Institute) discuss the future prospects of the German eco-tax. The authors are of the opinion that an abolition of the tax is not very probable, but neither are the necessary reforms.Read more

ELEEP Network: New Funding and Plans for 2013

The ELEEP Network, which is run and operated by Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Ecologic Institute, Washington DC, and the Atlantic Council of the United States, has received grant funding from the European Commission and the Robert Bosch Stiftung to continue operations through mid-2014.

Evaluation of the Implementation of Auctions in EU ETS

December 2011 to December 2013
The Ecologic Institute evaluated and supported the implementation of auctions in the EU's emissions trading scheme third trading period in the aviation sector and for stationary sources, focusing on economic aspects. In this context, Ecologic Institute assessed potential benchmarks and criteria for the auctioning of emissions certificates based on an assessment of the current markets for EUAs. Additionally, the terms for the direct and indirect access to auctions – e.g. via banks - and platforms were monitored and empirically evaluated.Read more

Comparing Consumer Preferences for Smart Homes in the UK, Germany and Italy

March 2012 to March 2013

"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

Energieeinsparung und Energieeffizienz in Deutschland

How can energy efficiency contribute to a successful "Energiewende" in Germany? Hans-Joachim Ziesing, Associate at Ecologic Institute, discusses this question in his article "Energy saving and energy efficiency in Germany" in the 2013 issue of the "Yearbook Ecology". He describes the "Energiewende" as a decision stemming from societal and political consensus in Germany. Its implementation, however, remains unclear. In a " Energy Efficiency Key Issues Report", the federal government addresses this issue: besides the promotion of Renewable Energy, more energy efficiency is necessary to successfully implement the "Energiewende".Read more


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