Topics in focus
High-level radioactive waste (HLW) will remain dangerous for time spans beyond human comprehension. Depending on the…
Biomass is all around us. In daily life, we encounter renewable resources everywhere in many diverse forms. Biomass is…
We are currently facing major environmental challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental pollution –…
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?
Guided tour of the Solar Ship
A look behind the scenes of the Öko-Institut