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Financing Sustainable Transportation: An Overview of Finance Mechanisms and Cases from the U.S. and Germany

This policy report compares approaches to sustainable transportation financing in the U.S. and Germany, with a focus on Northern Virginia and the Stuttgart region. Max Gruenig and Dominic Marcellino, Senior Fellow Ecologic Institute Berlin and Fellow Ecologic Institute Washington DC respectively, are co-authors with Andrea Broaddus, PhD Candidate at the University of California at Berkeley. The policy report is available for download.Read more

Book Presentation: "Gross Domestic Problem" by Lorenzo Fioramonti

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21 January 2013
Berlin
Germany
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The Ecologic Institute invited Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to introduce his new book "Gross Domestic Problem". This book about the "world’s most powerful number" (GDP) argues that the political interests behind GDP are an important reason why it has remained dominant as a welfare indicator.

Professor Fioramonti gave a brief presentation of his book, and...Read more

Renewable Energy in China

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13 December 2012
Berlin
Germany
The better integration of renewable energy, the creation of more flexibility for variable renewable energy, and the optimization of network expansion are shared challenges that China and Europe face on the way to a low-carbon economy. These topics were the discussion of a Dinner Dialogue hosted by Ecologic Institute with an expert delegation from China.Read more

Germany, Fukushima and Global Nuclear Governance

After the Fukushima incident, Germany was unique in being able to pass a law aiming to close all nuclear power plants by the end of 2022. Investments in the development, demonstration, and deployment of renewable energies over the past decades, along with the "feed-in tariff," which since 1991 has rewarded successful operators of renewable power plants, enabled Germany to do soRead more

A European Union for Renewable Energy - Presentation and Discussion of the Study

On 23 October 2012, the Heinrich Böll Foundation will present and host of a discussion of the study "A European Union for Renewable Energy - Policy Options for Better Grids and Support Schemes." Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Partner of Ecologic Institute, and Susanne Langsdorf, Researcher at Ecologic I

A European Union for Renewable Energy

Policy Options for Better Grids and Support Schemes
The European Union needs a common vision for its energy future. A shift towards renewable energy sources will increase security of supply, improve the competitiveness of the European economy, and put Europe on a path towards sustainability. The Heinrich Böll Foundation commissioned a working group of experts from different backgrounds to provide a collection of policy ideas for two key areas that will define the future of renewable energy development in Europe: grids, and support and remuneration schemes for renewable energy technologies. The report 'A European Union for Renewable Energy' was co-authored by Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Partner of Ecologic Institute and Susanne Langsdorf, researcher at Ecologic Institute. The study is available for download.Read more

DYNAmic policy MIXes for Absolute Decoupling of Environmental Impact of EU Resource Use from Economic Growth (DYNAMIX)

September 2012 to March 2016
At the end of March 2016, the European Union FP7 research project DYNAMIX came to a close. DYNAMIX aimed at proposing policy mixes that can foster shifting the EU onto a pathway where its resource use and the associated environmental impacts decline in absolute terms while the economy continues to thrive. This FP7 research project, led by Ecologic Institute, combined quantitative modeling and qualitative assessments to provide EU and national policy-makers with tangible support towards implementing resource efficiency policies. Read more

Improving the Clean Development Mechanism

Options and Challenges Post-2012
This collection of essays brings together more than twenty experts with diverse professional and geographic backgrounds for a discussion of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and its prospective role beyond 2012. Using conceptual analyses and a series of evidence-based case studies, the authors identify important challenges and opportunities on the path towards CDM reform. Michael Mehling, President of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC, is one of the book's editors and contributed to several chapters.Read more

International Workshop on the Climate Mitigation Potential of Energy Efficiency in Brussels

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9 November 2011
Brussels
Belgium
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How can the "sleeping giant" of energy efficiency be awakened? What steps need to be taken for the EU to meet its own target of a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020?  What can the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, proposed in June 2011 by the European Commission, contribute to reaching this goal? In order to answer these and other...Read more

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Aligning Asset Management with Cause

How can philanthropists make informed and responsible choices when investing the endowment of their foundation? How can they avoid destroying with their investments what they seek to protect with their grants? R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute makes concrete suggestions in his article in the summer 2011 Philanthropy Letter of the Fondation de Luxembourg.Read more

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