Category Archives: Economics/Wirtschaft

Thanks for a great evening! (Beyond GDP)

Thanks to Lisa Pettibone, Lucas Porsch, Rich Rosen, Tanja Srebotnjak and the Ecologic Institute for making last night’s “Beyond GDP” panel such a success! And special thanks to the audience for all the interesting questions and the lively discussion. A … Continue reading

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More tips from “Beyond Growth?!”

(Deutsch unten) At last I’ve managed to sift through all the material from the “Beyond Growth?!” Congress… Here are some links and (reading) tips – mostly in German unless otherwise noted. Documentation of the Congress: Articles, videos and downloads. Papers … Continue reading

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A Day at the “Beyond Growth?!” Congress

(Deutsch unten) There can be no infinite growth in a finite world. The logic is as daunting as it is compelling. It poses too many fundamental questions. It is profoundly human to perceive growth as a positive thing, and our … Continue reading

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Portrait: co2online – “We Reach the Environmentalists Who Don’t Know They’re Environmentalists”

Deutsch unten! Launching an occasional series of interview “portraits” of various initiatives and individuals, chiefly in Berlin’s sustainability scene. Even the quiet, out-of-the-way intersection in the “Schöneberger Insel” has the feeling of a green enclave, housing a cluster of little … Continue reading

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Career of a Crackpot Idea: The Biofuel Debacle in the German Press

Spiegel Online International sums up the ethanol controversy that erupted following Tuesday’s “Gasoline Summit”: On Tuesday, German politicians and industry leaders met in Berlin at a “Gasoline Summit” to discuss what to do about the growing controversy surrounding the fuel, … Continue reading

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“‘Gasland’ in Germany?” now online in Ava’s Archive

For those of you who missed the “Gasland” film event on November 27, a summary of the discussion with gas expert Benjamin Scholz is now online in the archive, with thought-provoking perspectives on the pros and cons of natural gas … Continue reading

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Update: Salon launch with Steven Hill and Hans-Josef Fell, Oct. 7

Europe Energized? U. S. political writer Steven Hill and German Green Hans-Josef Fell discuss the challenges of sustainable energy policy – and politics – in the U.S. and Germany. October 7, 7 p.m. Freie Universität Berlin Henry-Ford-Bau Hörsaal/Auditorium B Garystraße … Continue reading

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