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Assessment of the current state of research on new reactor concepts

Project manager: Pistner, C.
End of project: 04 / 2017

Since several decades new reactor concepts, so called Generation IV reactors, are developed internationally. Declared aims of such developments are to achieve significant improvements with respect to Safety, Sustainability, Economics…

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Comparative economic and ecological assessment of innovative stationary

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 06 / 2017

Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the study aims at performing a comparative ecological evaluation and a comparative economic analysis of three selected decentralized stationary energy storage solutions. The comparison is carried…

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Power aspects in global value chains – approaches, impacts and perspectives for certification and due diligence schemes for biomass

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
Start of project: 02 / 2017

The project's overall objective is to formulate recommendations for action with respect to the possibilities and limitations of corporate due diligence and certification systems in the global value chains of biomass resources. Germany…

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Updating of the advisory service in the “sustainability” project

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 05 / 2017

In 2013, Oeko-Institut advised MVV Energie AG on methodological questions on the calculation of CO2 savings from internal projects and the related data base. In the meantime, after some 100 strategic projects within MVV have been…

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Comparative Analysis of the Czech Repository Criteria

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 04 / 2017

In the Czech Republic, the preferred site for a repository for spent fuel elements and high-level radioactive waste is to be designated from currently 9 site areas by 2025. Several siting options are located near the provinces of Upper…

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Assessment of the FFH and environmental impact in the approval process for the combine use of TBL Ahaus also as interim storage facility for other radioactive substances in accordance with Section 7(1) of the Radioactive Pro-tection Ordinance (StrlSchV)

Project staff:  Spieth-Achtnich, A.
End of project: 09 / 2018

Within the  licensing procedure for an approval to use a part of the TBL Ahaus for interim storage of low and intermediate active waste an environmental impact assessment is necessary. OEko Institut examines the environmental impacts…

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Legal guidance for the Climate Action Plan 2050

Project manager: Keimeyer, F.
End of project: 08 / 2018

Expert opinion on the assessment of the storage of fuel elements from the Obrigheim nuclear power plant in the interim storage at the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant.

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 07 / 2017

At the decommissioned Obrigheim nuclear power plant, fuel elements are still being stored, which are to be loaded into castor casks for further interim storage. At the location of the KWO, there is no interim storage facility for…

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Clearance of waste from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant for incineration at the MVV Umwelt Ressourcen GmbH

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2017

Radioactive contaminated wastes from the Philippsburg nuclear power plant should be incinerated in the MVV incineration facility in Mannheim. This waste is mainly contaminated protective clothing. The OEko-Institute was commissioned to…

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Assessment and Plausibility Check of the 2016 Cost Study by swissnuclear

End of project: 04 / 2017

The owners of the Swiss nuclear power plants are obliged by law to make payments to a decommissioning and a disposal fund, which must cover the costs of decommissioning and disposal costs incurred after the plant has been…

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Assistance in operation of Eurostat`s environmental data centre on waste dated 25 August 2016

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 01 / 2019

Support in the preparatory work for ecodesign and energy labelling measures including tyres labelling and Energy Star labelling programme from: Lot 1: Consumer NGOs: stakeholder representation

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 01 / 2017

The overall goal of this project is to ensure that the views of the European consumer organisations are represented and taken into account by decision-makers at EU level within the decision-making process for regulations in the context…

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Transformative strategies for an integrated urban quarter development: plans of action and assessment of options for German high-influx cities (so-called "Schwarmstädte")

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2017

This collaborative project aims at developing integrated visions of the future, addressing the existing target conflicts from the perspective of municipalities and citizens. The project develops concrete recommendations for action at…

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Options of instrumentalising the reduction of energy consumption through changes in behaviour

Project manager: Fischer, C.
End of project: 03 / 2019

The objective of the current project is an increasing differentiation of the potentials for sufficiency policies in terms of residential space per capita and power consumption, taking into account target groups and barriers, and to…

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Scientific and technical assistance for the maintenance and further development of indicators to monitor environmental and health benefits of the EU chemicals legislation

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2017

In this project, indicators on the positive effects of the European chemicals regulation are being developed or continued.

Study in cooperation with FoBIG and RPA (partners)

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Intra-EU Exchange to Raise Awareness and Build Capacity on Long-term Climate strategies

Project manager: Emele, L.
End of project: 06 / 2019

Implementation of the Sustainable Assessment Framework (SASF) in the global ICT industry

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2017

Initiated by GeSI and launched in February 2015, the Sustainability Assessment Framework (SASF) project set itself the ambitious goal of developing a comprehensive assessment tool to evaluate the sustainability performance of ICT…

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Study to assess socio-economic impact of substitution of certain mercury-based lamps currently benefitting of RoHS 2 exemptions in Annex III

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 09 / 2017

Towards the end of 2014, the EU Commission started receiving applications for the renewal of various exemptions listed in Annex III of the Directive. A large number of exemptions that had been listed in the Directive annex at the time…

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Evaluation of the Directive 2006/66EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and aaccumulators

Project manager: Stahl, H.
End of project: 02 / 2018

Resource taxes and related instruments- an overview

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 12 / 2016
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