The results of the study "Connecting public transportation with car and bike sharing programs" were presented by Dominic Marcellino at a transportation policy workshop organized by Ecologic Institute, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the Brookings Institution.Read more
Electric vehicles can potentially make significant contributions towards achieving the EU’s climate protection goals in the transport sector. In the context of a stakeholder workshop convened by the DG Environment of the European Commission in Brussels, Max Grünig, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, presented a summary of the interactions between the energy sector and electric vehicles.Read more
The international debate on biofuels is mostly dominated by environmental and economic aspects while the question of how biofuels can be produced in a socially acceptable way is not systematically tackled. The project "Biofuel as Social Fuel" examines for two regions in Germany and Brazil the social dimension of biofuel production. Timo Kaphengst gave a lecture at the project`s kick-off event stressing the role of certification systems in biofuel governance.Read more
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 can be downloaded online.
Directive 1999/94/EC outlines measures to provide consumers with information onRead more
This project highlights case studies of best practices in car and bike sharing programs in the US and the EU. It assesses the challenges and promises of these programs. Max Grünig and Dominic Marcellino, the authors of the report, conclude that well-designed car and bike sharing programs should be integrated with public transportation to move toward sustainable transportation systems.