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Out now: Annual report 2018
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Science in transition – Annual Report 2018

Last year was a year of extremes – politically and in particular meteorologically. The unusual weather conditions once more focused people’s attention... more

Science in transition – Annual Report 2018
Forests in all their diversity
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Forests - For climate and biodiversity

Forests add immense and diverse value to our lives. They offer us a space where we can relax and unwind. They provide us with natural resources –... more

Forests - For climate and biodiversity
New EU Ecolabel criteria for environmentally friendly products
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Take part now: Survey on the EU Ecolabel

This year the European Commission is examining what direction further development of the EU Ecolabel for environmentally friendly products in Europe... more

Take part now: Survey on the EU Ecolabel
A secure raw materials supply for German cell manufacturing
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Lithium-ion batteries: Global resource demand and recycling potential until 2050

In 2050, 80 per cent of all newly registered passenger cars on the road worldwide could be powered by alternative drivetrains, with the figure even... more

Lithium-ion batteries: Global resource demand and recycling potential until 2050
Dr Christoph Pistner is the new Head of Division
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A new Head for the Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety Division

Dr Christoph Pistner will take over as the new Head of the Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety Division at the Oeko-Institut in Darmstadt on 1... more

A new Head for the Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety Division
Energy supply is to be clean, safe and affordable
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The social side of the energy transition: Balancing efficiency, sufficiency and costs

The energy supply is to be clean, safe and affordable – that is the goal of the energy transition. Yet the transformation of our energy supply needs... more

The social side of the energy transition: Balancing efficiency, sufficiency and costs
The EU Batteries Directive is outdated
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EU collection rate: More than half of all batteries disappear

Poor collection rates for portable batteries, inadequate targets for lithium-ion batteries and a lack of incentives for those responsible to collect... more

EU collection rate: More than half of all batteries disappear
Advantages of electric trucks
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Recommendations for climate-friendly road freight transport

Road freight transport in Germany emits about 40 million tons of CO2 annually, accounting for about a quarter of the total greenhouse gas emissions... more

Recommendations for climate-friendly road freight transport