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IKEM at the COP29

View from Baku

Each COP is a defining moment in the fight for our planet and a sustainable future. Scientific findings including the latest IPCC reports and the worrying development of global warming have repeatedly stressed the need for urgent climate action – a key priority for this year’s COP29, hosted in Baku (Azerbaijan) between 11 and 22 […]

Social innovations and the electricity transition

The ENGAGE project is researching the potential of social innovations for the successful and inclusive implementation of the energy transition. The goals and activities for the remaining six months of the project were discussed at the partner meeting in Berlin. The energy transition can only succeed if we work together – as demonstrated by countless […]

Proposal for a nationwide regulation of citizen participation in wind and solar parks

Ground-mounted photovoltaic systems on a green field

Acceptance for the energy transition depends on involving residents affected by it – this is the premise of a recently published legal study by IKEM on behalf of the Bündnis Bürgerenergie (BBEn) and the Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband (DGRV). Only if wind and solar parks will only be recognized as a positive development in the […]

H2-ready power plants

Energy Round Table Logo

Hydrogen plays a pivotal role in the renewable energy system, ensuring secure electricity generation. As we embrace this shift, it is imperative for both new and existing power plants to be H2-ready. Join us at the Berlin Energy Round Table on February 28, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and […]

“An agreement is only as good as its implementation”

COP Panel

Ievgeniia Kopytsia, research associate at IKEM and member of the newly founded Europe Ukraine Energy Transition Hub (EUETH), attended COP28 in Dubai. In an interview, she shares insights on the conference and its outcomes, along with their implications for Ukraine.  What was your role at COP28 in Dubai? I attended the COP in a dual […]

​​Unlocking Ukraine’s potential​

Participants of EUETH's COP28 side event in Dubai, December 2023

At a COP28 side event hosted by the Europe Ukraine Energy Transition Hub (EUETH), IKEM’s panelists highlighted the need for a robust legal framework and international cooperation for a successful transformation of the Ukrainian energy sector after the war. “The energy transition is a key element for Ukraine’s long-term prosperity. A successful transformation contributes to […]