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Ecologic Newsletter No 94 – October 2010

Ecologic Newsletter No 94 – October 2010

  1. Harnessing Renewable Energy for Job Creation and Growth – Transatlantic Lunch with President Jochen Flasbarth and Senator Bernard Sanders
  2. Ecologic Institute supports negotiators at UN climate negotiations in China
  3. Evaluation of EU funding for local and regional energy agencies – Final report published
  4. CO2 emissions of new passenger cars – Final report published
  5. Energy Infrastructure - How the US and Germany will lead by example – Presentation
  6. The Divergent Paths of Renewable Energy in Germany and the United States - An Institutional and Cultural Explanation – Presentation
  7. The Ecological Footprint: How should we define prosperity in a world of scarce resources? – Dinner Dialogue with Mathis Wackernagel
  8. An Assessment of Technology Transfer Proposals and Needs for Diffusion – Presentation

1. Harnessing Renewable Energy for Job Creation and Growth – Transatlantic Lunch with President Jochen Flasbarth and Senator Bernard Sanders
While legislators were introducing a major new bill on renewable electricity in the US Senate on 21 September 2010, a transatlantic lunch in the US Capitol Building convened two veterans of the debate on clean energy reform for an exchange of lessons learned and future opportunities. The lunch, featuring President Jochen Flasbarth of the German Federal Environment Agency and Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont, was sponsored by the United States Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC) and Ecologic Institute in Washington DC.
http://ecologic.eu/3682

2. Ecologic Institute supports negotiators at UN climate negotiations in China
End of the year, parties to the UN climate negotiations will meet in Cancun, Mexico, to continue their negotiations on the future of international climate protection. In preparation for this, thousands of delegates met in Tianjin, China, beginning of October to negotiate the way forward. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Dr. Ralph Bodle of Ecologic Legal continue to support the German delegation and EU team in the negotiations. In this capacity, they participated in the negotiations in China and will travel to Cancun at the end of November to continue this work.
http://ecologic.eu/3710

3. Evaluation of EU funding for local and regional energy agencies – Final report published
For climate policy to be implemented successfully, decisions on the local and regional level are crucial. A key instrument of the EU to drive progress on this level is the Intelligent Energy Europe programme which provides start-up funding for local and regional energy agencies. In cooperation with Matrix Insight, Ecologic Institute evaluated the impact of the programme and developed recommendations on future improvements. The final report is available for download.
http://ecologic.eu/3209

4. CO2 emissions of new passenger cars – Final report published
In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars, the EU has established measures to ensure that information on vehicle fuel economy is readily available for consumers. A study coordinated by Ecologic Institute for the European Parliament examined the implementation of the EU directive regarding the availability of fuel economy information to identify and assess potential amendments to the legislation. The final report is available for download.
http://ecologic.eu/3671

5. Energy Infrastructure - How the US and Germany will lead by example – Presentation
On 14 October 2010, the German American Energy Forum - a one-day international event that aims to open a dialogue between experts on various energy issues - was held in Washington DC. Michael Mehling, President of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC, moderated the first panel, which focused on energy infrastructure. Ecologic Institute is a supporting partner.
http://ecologic.eu/3675

6. The Divergent Paths of Renewable Energy in Germany and the United States - An Institutional and Cultural Explanation – Presentation
Why has Germany become a world leader in developing and installing renewable energy, while the United States has lagged behind until only recently? For the past few years, Christoph Stefes of the University of Colorado Denver and Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, Berlin as well as Frank Laird of the University of Denver have been conducting research in hopes of answering this question. They have recently presented the results of this research, which received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, at an event held by Ecologic Institute, Washington DC.
http://ecologic.eu/3673

7. The Ecological Footprint: How should we define prosperity in a world of scarce resources? – Dinner Dialogue with Mathis Wackernagel
On 15 September 2010, an Ecologic Institute Dinner Dialogue took place in Berlin on the topic of the „Ecological Footprint“. The guest of honor was Mathis Wackernagel, president of the Global Footprint Network. At the center of the discussion was the thesis that wealth and prosperity must be redefined in a world characterized by resource scarcity and that, in this context, biocapacity could become an appropriate unit of measurement.
http://ecologic.eu/3702

8. An Assessment of Technology Transfer Proposals and Needs for Diffusion – Presentation
Building from previous work related to technology transfer within international climate change negotiations, Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an overview of the current state of the negotiations and needs for diffusion at a conference held by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).
http://ecologic.eu/3704