On 8 July 2013, Ecologic Institute began the 2013 Arctic Summer College. Ecologic Institute's Arctic Program hosts the program alongside a number of institutional partners: the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); the Embassy of Canada, Germany; the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and the WWF Global Arctic Programme. Outcomes of the Arctic Summer College will be...Read more
The ETTAR project ended with its final conference in Brussels to discuss the conclusions reached by the working groups. A total of three workshops had been held in the year leading up to the conference.
Background notes were prepared in advance of the workshops and policy briefs were produced in order to disseminate findings and recommendations. A final report summarised these...Read more
At RIVE 2013 (International Encounters of Ecological Cars) in Alès, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute Max Grünig presented on electric mobility costs and existing policy instruments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities for the industry. His presentation slides are available for download.
Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:
- The total costs for electric mobility vehicles currently still exceed the costs of comparable conventional vehicles.
- Falling production costs create lower consumer prices and cause an increase in Read more
Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig participated in a debate on “Automobiles and Consumption: Mobility, Emissions and Energy Efficiency”, organised on February 26, 2013 by the Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (Brasilian Institute for Consumer Protection) in São Paulo, Brasil. The presentation aoout "Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Mobility" is available for download.
Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig participated in a debate on “Automobiles and Consumption: Mobility, Emissions and Energy Efficiency”, organised on February 26, 2013 by the Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (Brasilian Institute for Consumer Protection) in São Paulo, Brasil. His presentation dealing with "Car Labeling: A Comparison of Case Studies" is available for download.
The symposium entitled, "One Year Car Label (Ein Jahr Pkw-Label)" was hosted by the German Engery Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur, dena) on 26 November 2012 in Berlin in order to present an initial assessment of the new German car label (Pkw-EnVKV). Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig presented "The Car Label from a European Perspective (Das Pkw-Label aus europäischer Sicht)".
The amended German car labeling regulation (Pkw-EnVKV) entered into force on 1 December 2011. The regulation requires car manufacturers, dealers and leasing companies to provide information about the CO2Read more
Even though the "Energiewende", the long-term energy transformation, may be the talk of the town, what happens in transport policy is at least as important for the success or failure of German climate policies. The situation is complex: on the one hand, there is a range of promising projects, initiatives and innovative solutions for sustainable transport. On the other hand, transport volumes are growing along with the economy, and individual mobility is on the rise. As part of the Brühl expert discussion, a panel of distinguished experts, moderated by Benjamin Görlach of the EcologicRead more