Topics in focus
Climate protection in the building sector
Poorly insulated buildings and outdated heating systems use substantial amounts of energy. Overall, the building…
Windfall profits of German electricity producers in the second phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2008-2012)
Briefing Paper for World Wide Fund for Nature Germany
PCF Pilot Project Germany presents three new corporate partners from the wholesale, retail and chemicals sectors
DSM, REWE Group and the Tengelmann Group join dm-drogerie markt, FRoSTA, Henkel, Tchibo, Tetra Pak, and T-Home in a Pilot Project to measure the…
Öko-Institut flyer now available
From international climate protection to carbon footprinting, the newly published Öko-Institut leaflet gives a valuable insight into the work and methods of the leading environmental research institute. Readers are introduced to the kinds of issues addressed by the institute’s scientists.
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Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Potential for Sustainable Use of Degraded Lands
Info event on May 27, 12.00 -13.00 h at the “Plaza of Diversity”, Forum Booth 1
The Bali Conference - Climate Breakthrough or Anti-Climax?
Politicians, scientists, environmental groups – almost everyone had great hopes that the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali – the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC – would produce some very good outcomes for international climate protection.
E-TRACK: Where does network electricity come from?
Öko-Institut, together with ten international energy institutions, has published recommendations for a European system of electricity disclosure. In the final report of the E-TRACK project, the institutions suggest ways to standardize tracking of where the power that is fed into Europe’s electricity networks comes from.
Values for business: Rhetoric or reality?
Nowadays, practically every major company seeks to project an environmentally and socially responsible image. But what of this is windowdressing and what is real change?