‘We need more public pressure on international climate policy’

Road to Cop27

IKEM’s annual conference, held on 11 October, focused on the global dimensions of climate law and policy. The event was titled ‘The Road to COP27: Advancing Global Climate Action’. Conference speakers included Dr Kathleen Pauleweit, LLM, and Dr Michael Kalis, who are senior researchers at IKEM. We spoke with Pauleweit and Kalis about their research […]

Successful meeting of ENGAGE and SINA project partners

Projekttreffen ENGAGE SINA

Both projects ENGAGE and SINA deal with the potential of social innovations for sustainable transformations. Now, members of both teams met to discuss social innovations in the energy transition. In more general terms, Social Innovations describe ideas which address social needs by improved means. In order to attain an inclusive and just energy transition, we […]

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 […]

IKEM paves the way for electric transport systems in rural communities

Anne Freiberger is a Senior Research Associate at IKEM and heads the EUniSproject to advance the mobility transition.. In an interview, she spoke with us about the importance of public transport in rural areas and how vehicle batteries can be used to provide system services in the distribution network. EUniS stands for ‘Development and Implementation […]

National meeting of the Low-Carbon Investment Network in Riga

On 5 March 2020, RTU organized a workshop entitled “Investing into energy and climate projects in Latvia”. Martins Zemitis from the European Commission Representation in Latvia introduced the EU Green Deal and the forthcoming EU legislation in the area of sustainable finance. Boriss Kņigins from the Latvian Ministry of Finance shared the challenges and opportunities […]

Finalization of “Investment need and gap analysis for Latvia”

In January 2020, the team of our partner RTU finalized the report assessing investment need and gaps to meet 2030 EU energy and climate targets. The report provides insights into modeling and investment valuation methods, as well as summarizes information on research conducted to date in Latvia and provides an overview of the amount of […]

Finalization of the “Investment need and gap analysis for Czechia”

In January 2020, the team of our partner CVUT finalized the report assessing investment need and gaps to meet 2030 EU energy and climate targets. The report focuses on the buildings sector as well as the renewable energy supply. In both buildings and renewable energy supply we find a substantial gap between the identified investment […]