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Biofuels as Part of a Climate Protection and Economic Growth Strategy – Comparing Scientific and Industrial Perspectives

Biofuels as Part of a Climate Protection and Economic Growth Strategy – Comparing Scientific and Industrial Perspectives
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Biofuels as Part of a Climate Protection and Economic Growth Strategy – Comparing Scientific and Industrial Perspectives

Presentation
Date
Location
Berlin, Germany
Panel discussion

The United States – though the 2005 Energy Policy Act – and the European Union – through the European Energy Policy – created incentives for expanding biofuel production and use. On 25 May 2007, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and DaimlerChrysler convened a conference in Berlin on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic moderated the discussion on assessing European and U.S. policies.

The speakers were:

  • Ottmar Edenhofer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (PIK)
  • Karl-Heinz-Schlaiss, DaimlerChrysler
  • Tim Searchinger, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
  • Tom Blades, Choren Industries

The policy brief "European Union Policy on Bioenergy" [pdf, 375 KB, English] by R. Andreas Kraemer and Stephanie Schlegel provides the background to EU policies in the field.

Contact

R. Andreas Kraemer
Initiator and Convenor, Arctic Summer College
Founder and Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute
Organizer
Panel discussion
Date
Location
Berlin, Germany
Keywords
bioenergy, biofuels, transatlantic cooperation, sustainability