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Wirtschaftlichkeit von Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungs-Anlagen

Further development of combined heat and power plants (CHP), which would serve to promote climate protection, still lacks clear political support. This is the conclusion of a study on the profitability of CHP conducted by Hans-Joachim Ziesing, Senior Policy Advisor at Ecologic Institute, and Felix Matthes on behalf of the Association of Municipally Enterprises (VKU) in Germany.Read more

Commentary on the German PRTR law

September 2010 to January 2011

Ecologic Institute writes a legal commentary on the German PRTR-Act. Under this law and an EU-Regulation, operators of certain installations in Germany have to report data on pollutants for publication in a German as well as to a European pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR). The legal commentary is mainly addressed at authorities and operators to facilitate the application of the rules without in-depth knowledge on their legal background.Read more

Energy efficiency - The missing link in the delivery of climate targets?

21 March 2011

Fukushima has been a painful reminder that each energy source has its drawbacks, and none comes without side effects. To realise our ambitious climate objectives, we must above all stop wasting energy and use energy in a much smarter and more efficient way. This is not a new insight, but turning this insight into action has proven remarkably difficult. How the existing obstacles to energy efficiency can be overcome, and which initiatives have worked successfully for Germany and the UK so far, was the topic of a discussion event at the UK Embassy in Berlin, moderated by Benjamin GörlachRead more

Roadmap for a Low-Carbon Economy by 2050

10 March 2011

Europe can shift to a low-carbon economy, enjoy secure energy supply, environmentally sustainable development, and rising employment.  On 10 March 2011, the European Commission presented its "Roadmap 2050" in Berlin, Germany, exposing divisions within the German Federal Government.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated the event.Read more

OPEN:EU Workshop on the Footprint Family of Indicators & IN-STREAM Workshop on Sustainability Indicators (focus on biodiversity)

8 February 2011 to 9 February 2011
This joint event was part of two FP7 projects: OPEN:EU and INSTREAM and was organised by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and Ecologic Institute Berlin. It brought together experts, statisticians, policy makers and representatives of civil society organisations to discuss and share experiences on how to improve the use of indicators to assess progress on economic and sustainability goals.Read more

Energy Goals for Germany: Perspectives from Policy and Industry

22 February 2011

Germany is the world’s second largest exporter, and export-oriented industries form the backbone of the German economy. At the same time, Germany has set itself ambitious targets for energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. How to reconcile these seemingly opposing objectives was the subject of a transatlantic...Read more

I-CITE: Transforming Economies through Community

September 2010 to August 2012

The Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States hosted three transatlantic study tours and a policy summit as part of a civil society dialogue focused on transformation processes in three areas: agriculture and forestry; industrial redevelopment; and the energy economy. The dialogue was sponsored by the European Union's External Action Service. For each event, a small group of Americans and Europeans comprised of policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and business from an online network of mid-career leadership professionals came together.

This networkRead more

British-German Environment Forum (BGEF) discusses "Beyond GDP" at Wilton Park

24 February 2011
Wilton Park
United Kingdom
The economic crisis starting in 2008 stopped the momentum of transformation towards renewable energies and sustainable transport systems, but also provided opportunities for sustainable development.  The 7th Conference of the British-German Environment Forum (BGEF) meeting at Wilton Park on 24-26 February 2011 investigated the potential for green growth and moving economic policy Beyond GDP by increasing resource efficiency and decoupling of economic development from resource depletion and pollution. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute is an initiator and coordinator of the BGEF.Read more

Arctic Oil and Gas: The Emerging Question

Emily McGlynn, Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute, regularly writes as a Policy Fellow at Americans for Energy Leadership, a Washington DC-based think tank. In the article "Arctic Oil and Gas: The Emerging Question" McGlynn discusses the latest developments in Arctic hydrocarbon exploitation and the need for improvements in both technology and regulation.Read more

Reindustrialisation of Europe – Cure or curse?

6 December 2010

Demographic change will, in the long term, lead to shrinking and ageing populations in Europe. At the same time, younger economies are eying the international markets. Can a European reindustrialisation be successful under these circumstances? Max Grünig Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin was searched for an answer to this question at the Committee of the Regions. A full report based on the participant’s presentation can be downloaded.

In the next 50 years, populations will age and shrink in the large majority of European regions. This will have a considerable impact upon allRead more


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