Germany and France must lead the way on electric road system technology

Oberleitungs-LWK auf einem eHighway-Testfeld

In a study published today, IKEM examines scenarios and frameworks for the extensive implementation of electric road systems (ERS) in the EU. If appropriate preconditions are met, ERS has the potential to contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector by providing energy for heavy-duty transport. The study concludes that the European framework requires and […]

Experts call for specialised international mechanisms to resolve climate-related disputes

Zwei Personen schütteln Hände

At an official COP27 side event held today in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, international experts emphasised the need for new legal avenues to resolve climate-related disputes without litigation. Sharing experiences from three continents, the speakers underlined that out-of-court dispute resolution methods such as climate arbitration and mediation are on the rise. The side event was hosted […]

Legal certainty needed for customer installations

Photovoltaikanalgen auf einem Dach

Customer installations, such as an energy supply system in an apartment building, can provide end users with a local energy supply outside of the regulated grid. The operation of such systems receives privileged treatment under energy law, which is why the solution is economically appealing, for example to supply energy to a neighbourhood. However, an […]

Climate negotiations, targets take centre stage at IKEM Annual Conference

Dr. Camilla Bausch (Ecologic Institute) bei der IKEM-Jahrestagung 2022

In preparation for next month’s Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, IKEM dedicated its annual conference on 11 October to a discussion of the global dimensions of climate protection law and policy. Presentations by renowned researchers and representatives from politics and practice highlighted the importance of the upcoming climate negotiations for global […]

IKEM and IUACA address water-related challenges of climate change

A new partnership between the Berlin-based Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and the University Institute of Water Research and Environmental Sciences (IUACA) of the University of Alicante, Spain, aims to accelerate research on water resources. The institutions formalised the collaboration agreement on 14 September in Alicante following a joint seminar held with […]

IKEM analyses the potential for electric road system to reduce emissions

Oberleitungs-LKW auf Teststrecke

In AMELIE II, IKEM is conducting research on the potential for overhead power lines to electrify heavy goods transport. In the future, this kind of electric road system (ERS) may supplement the charging point network along highways, enabling vehicles to charge even while in motion. The technology is now being tested on several routes in […]

How do ports become ammonia filling stations?

In a paper and issue brief released today, IKEM analyses the shore-side framework for the use of ammonia as a marine fuel and the prerequisites for the approval of ammonia-powered inland vessels. Die Autor:innen decken darin nicht nur Rechtsunsicherheiten und -lücken auf, sondern haben auch Handlungsempfehlungen erarbeitet, damit die klimaneutrale Kraftstoffversorgung der Binnen- und Seeschifffahrt […]

IKEM analyses the potential for electric road system to reduce emissions

Oberleitungs-LKW auf Teststrecke

In the AMELIE II project, IKEM is conducting research on the potential for overhead power lines to electrify heavy goods transport. In the future, this kind of electric road system (ERS) may supplement the charging point network along highways, enabling vehicles to charge even while in motion. The technology is now being tested on several […]

Congratulations! Three IKEM staff members earn PhDs

Congratulations to Dr Kathleen Pauleweit, Dr Michael Kalis and Dr Greta Reeh, who recently completed earned their doctoral degrees! Below, the new PhDs discuss their research topics, which include the role of environmental NGOs in international climate negotiations (Pauleweit), the role of courts in climate change mitigation (Kalis), and the principle of non-refoulement in the […]

H2VL examines the potential for a sustainable energy supply in Havelland

Does the Havelland district have the potential to become a ‘hydrogen region’? What roles do the local stakeholders play? To answer these questions, the district commissioned the Reiner Lemoine Institute, Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (IAV), Consulting4Drive (c4d) and the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) to conduct a feasibility study. The ‘H2VL’ project […]