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100% Renewable Energies - potential, risks and challenges

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14 May 2011
Tübingen
Germany

After initial skepticism renewable energies are now widely seen as the energy source of the future. Many studies recommend a transition to 100% renewable energies in the power sector by 2050 – to mitigate climate change and to ensure long term supply of energy. But how will this transition look like in practice? Katharina Umpfenbach, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, discussed these and other questions with students at the eco-social study days in Tübingen.

The issues raised at the seminar on 14 May 2011 included the following: What are the specific advantages and disadvantages ofRead more

Climate and Energy Policy in Germany and the EU

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15 March 2011
Philadelphia, PA
United States

With Arabia in turmoil and nuclear tragedy at Fukushima, Japan, the US rethinks energy dependence on unstable or hostile parts of the world, and looks anew at sustainable energy options.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute presented German and EU experience at the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program on 15 March 2011.

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What Arctic Policy for Europe?

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23 November 2010
Berlin
Germany
Climate change brings significant changes to the Arctic, resulting in a new geopolitical dynamics and challenges in the relations between Arctic and non-Arctic nations. On 23 November 2010, the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation convened an expert meeting in Berlin to discuss the strategic, military and political challenges, the role of the EU, and implications for resource, energy and climate policy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited as keynote speaker on EU Arctic Policy in the context of regional environmental governance.Read more

Current Issues in German and European Environmental Law

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1 November 2010
Berlin
Germany

On 1-2 November 2010, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Legal, and Christiane Gerstetter, Fellow at Ecologic Legal, held a seminar on current issues in German and European environmental law at the Verwaltungsakademie Berlin.

Current developments in legislation and the judiciary were presented to nearly twenty participants from Berlin’s various environmental agencies. In particular, the event covered general environmental law, climate protection and environmental energy law, emissions law, waste law, water protection law as well as soil and environmental conservation lawRead more

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Environmental Tax Reform - Insights from a biodiversity protection perspective

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29 October 2010
Dublin
Ireland

A gradual shift of today’s taxes away from personal income and capital- and towards taxes on consumption, pollution, and inefficient use of energy and resources can boost employment, eco-innovation and protect the environment. In this context, biodiversity protection also plays an important role. Building on previous work related to the use of market-based instruments in the field of nature conservation at the EU and global levels, Sandra Naumann gave a presentation on “Preserving Biodiversity with Market Incentives” at the “Environmental Tax Reform - learning from the past, and inventing the future” conference in Dublin, Ireland. The focus on her presentation was the success or failure of these instruments and their potential for further use in the future.Read more

Renewable Energy as a Central Building Block of Climate Protection Policy

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15 October 2010
Dresden
Germany

As part of the annual conference of the physics student council of Cusanuswerk “Energy isn’t only in chocolate – intelligent energy use: ecological and efficient” in Dresden, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and former Cusanuswerk scholarship recipient, held a lecture on “Renewable Energy as a Central Building Block of Climate Protection Policy” on 15 October 2010.

His lecture gave an overview of the legal and political conditions in which the advancement of renewable energies in Germany and Europe takes place, complementing the mostly technology-focusedRead more

Climate and energy policy under Obama

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27 May 2010
Erfurt
Germany
At the invitation of the U.S. Consulate General Leipzig Katharina Umpfenbach held a lecture on U.S. climate and energy policy on 27 May 2010. The event was part of a lecture series titled “Obama and the ‘new’ U.S.” organised jointly by the political science faculty of the University of Erfurt, the Regional Center for Political Education and the U.S. Consulate General.Read more

The role of think tanks in the EU environmental policy process

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30 April 2010
Bruges
Belgium

Over the years the number of think tanks in Brussels has increased significantly. Against this general backdrop, the lecture by Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer at the College of Europe in Bruges focussed on environmental think tanks dealing with EU environmental policy. He argued that the role and characteristics of the environmental think tanks differ significantly from those of the Brussels “generalist” think tanks, which focus on a much broader spectrum of EU policies than their environmental counterparts.Read more

Addressing Global Warming Using Market-based Mechanisms

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30 April 2010
Annapolis, Maryland
United States

The Political Science Department of the United States Naval Academy offers a course to 3rd and 4th year Political Science majors on Energy and Security. Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was invited to provide a guest lecture on the use of market mechanisms in climate change policy.

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Policy Consulting by Intermediary Organizations (2010)

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Summer Term 2010
1 April 2010
Bremen
Germany
Christiane Gerstetter and Doris Knoblauch, Fellows of Ecologic Legal, are teaching a seminar at the University for Applied Sciences Bremen in the summer term 2010. The seminar is entitled "Policy consulting by intermediary organisations" and is part of the International Degree Course in Policy Management; its aim is to provide students with first-hand insights into the work of an environmental think tank. Read more

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