IKEM and Ellery Studio launch crowdfunding campaign for toolkit to combat sexism at work

The Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and Ellery Studio are pleased to announce the launch of their crowdfunding campaign for EQT: The Gender Equality Toolkit for Working Women and Friends. The two organisations collaborated closely to create the toolkit, which aims to empower women and their allies to recognise and counter sexism […]

Local residents must have opportunity to share in wind park proceeds, federal court rules

In a decision published yesterday, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Bürger- und Gemeindenbeteiligungsgesetz (Citizen and Community Participation Act) is compatible with Germany’s Basic Law. The act requires wind park operators to make 20% of company shares available for purchase by residents and communities in the vicinity of the wind park.  Prof Dr […]

TransHyDE research consortium creates database for the standardisation and certification of hydrogen transport infrastructure

The TransHyDE research consortium ‘Standardisation and Certification’ has reached a major milestone in its mission to pave the way for a hydrogen economy: in late March, it finalised its work on a database that for the first time centralises information on existing standards, technical regulations, certifications and other related criteria in one location. This will […]

Exempt electrolysers from the scope of the Industrial Emissions Directive

Efforts by the European Commission to revise the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) present an opportunity to improve the legal framework for electrolysers. But a proposed revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) introduces requirements that would discourage electrolyser construction. IKEM concluded in a position paper issued after the Commission released its draft of the revision […]

Statement on the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC

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On Monday, 4 April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finalised the third instalment of the Sixth Assessment Report. The report reflects the best available science on climate change mitigation and represents the culmination of five years of work by 278 scientists from 65 countries. Governments and experts from around the world submitted […]

Professor Rodi honoured with Greifswald Research Award

Professor Michael Rodi was honoured with the Greifswald Research Award in the Senior category at this year’s award ceremony. Rodi, the director of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) in Berlin, received the award in recognition of his many years of research in the field of climate law. The Greifswald University Club […]

Standardisation and certification of hydrogen transport infrastructure

Because hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier, it plays a central role in the energy transition. Hydrogen that is produced from renewable sources facilitates the decarbonisation of industry, transport, and the heating sector and is thus essential for sector coupling. Transport infrastructure that functions safely and efficiently is vital for the distribution and use of […]