Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, presented at an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast on 16 April 2013 in Berlin how private funds can be steered towards financing large scale deployment of renewable energies; building on the model used to unleash the telecommunications revolution, the energy sector needs to undergo a...Read more
Cultural Vistas and Ecologic Institute will hold a conversation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Clean Energy Economy on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Cultural Vistas Headquarters in New York. The discussion will focus on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential economic and political effects, as well as...Read more
On 28 November 2012, Dominic Marcellino of Ecoligic Institute DC and Max Gruenig of Ecologic Institute Berlin presented at the AICGS workshop "Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Systems: Financing and Planning" and compared options and best practices for financing sustainable transportation projects from the US and Germany, with a focus on the Northern Virginia and Stuttgart Regions.
From 26 to 28 November 2012, a delegation led by governmental representatives from Northern Virginia, Guelph, Canada, the Rhein-Ruhr region, and Stuttgart held the third workshop of theRead more
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.
This policy report is an outcome of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies' project...Read more
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
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 so. In his essay in Strategic Review, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute retells the history of nuclear technology and the clean energy industry in Germany and sketches the outlook for international...Read more
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 Institute, will present the policy options identified by an expert group. Participation is free of charge, and registration is not required.
The following panelists are expected:
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...Read more
At the beginning of September 2012, a new European Union research project on resource efficiency started at Ecologic Institute. DYNAMIX will propose policy mixes that can shift 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, combines quantitative modeling and qualitative assessments to provide EU and national policy-makers with tangible support towards implementing resource efficiency policies. The project website is now onlineRead more