Energy & Climate

The BZL team has been engaged in environmental affairs for around 30 years – in the meantime we have published many of our results and projects, most of them in German, see


English Publications

  • Lahl U.: Proposal rejected. The EU Commission has failed in the first round with its biofuel legislation on ”indirect Land Use Change” (iLUC) ReSource 4, 39-46, 2013
    Download: Updated version, edited by ufop (pdf, 0,7 MB)
  • In September 2013 the European Parliament performed its consultations on the new EU legislation on the topic „indirect Land Use Change“ (iLUC). The regulatory proposals offered for download here have been created for these discussions and have been treated in the EP. The strength of these proposals is that iLUC is combated at the roots of the problem - in those countries where rain forest deforestation and conversion of carbon-rich areas is practiced. Download:
    Regulation proposal in English (pdf, 0,5 MB)
    Regulation proposal in French (pdf, 0,5 MB)
    Regulation proposal in German(pdf, 0,5 MB)
  • Pieprzyk B., Lahl U.: Looking back – an analysis of the development of the agricultural production an deforestation worldwide: an article on the current global iLUC-discussion. International Journal of Technology 1: 1-14, 2013
    External link: Publication (pdf, 0,8 MB)

  • Lahl U., Pieprzyk B.: iLUC – risks, remedies and regulations: The role of good governance for a sustainable development. Journal of Oil Palm &The Environment 2012, 3:98-106. doi:10.5366/jope.2012.10
    External link: Publication (pdf, 0,6 MB)

  • Lahl U.: An analysis of iLUC and biofuels. Regional quantification of climate-relevant land use change and options for combating it. Sugar Industry 136 No. 4, 224-228, 2011
  • Lahl, U.: An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels - Regional quantification of climate-relevant land use change (LUC) and options for combating it. Copa – Cogeca: Indirect land use change related to biofuels and bioliquids: what option would you choose? Seminar, Brussels, 3. Mai 2011
    Download: Slides (pdf, 1.0 MB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Waste-to-energy Compared To Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) And Co-combustion Of Municipal Waste. ISWA World Congress 2010, Hamburg, 17. November 2010.
    Download: Paper (pdf, 0,11 MB)
    Download: Slides (pdf, 0,73 MB)
  • Lahl U.: An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels. Regional quantification of climaterelevant land use change and options for combating it. Study commissioned by BDBe e.V. and UFOP e.V., 29.10.2010.
    Download: Study "An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels." (pdf, 1,4 MB)
  • Lahl, U., Zeschmar-Lahl, B.: Climate Change Scenarios 2050 – Challenges for the Waste Management Sector. DepoTech 2010, 3.-5. November 2010, Leoben (A). Proceedings, Eds.: Lorber K.E., et al., S. 317-326, 2010
    Download: Abstract (engl.) (pdf, 20 kB)

  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: A comparison between Waste-to-Energy and Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). Waste-to-Energy, State of the Art and Latest News. 24.-25.11.2009, Malmö, Schweden
    Download: Presentation slides (pdf, 0,7 MB)