European Institute for Climate and Energy

European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE)

 Background

Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie (EIKE), the European Institute for Climate and Energy in English, is a German group of climate change skeptics founded in February 2007 in Hanover.

The organization's motto is “Nicht das Klima ist bedroht, sondern unsere Freiheit! Umweltschutz: Ja! Klimaschutz: Nein,” or “Not the climate is at risk, but our freedom! Environmental protection: Yes! Climate protection: No.”

Stance on Climate Change

“In a comprehensive examination … we have no justifiable causal CO2 global warming, but periodic temperature fluctuations [of] normal proportions. Accordingly, the atmosphere since 1998 - so for 10 years - [has] not warmed since 2003 and it is actually much cooler again.” [1]

 Funding

According to their website, EIKE is funded by voluntary contributions from its members and donations. [2]

SourceWatch reports that EIKE denies ever receiving funding from the Committe for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).

Key People

The following were listed on the EIKE website as of May, 2012: [3]

  • Holger Thuss — President.
  • Michael Limburgt — Vice President, Media & Politics.
  • Klaus-Eckart Puls — Spokesman.
  • Horst-Joachim Lüdecke — Spokesman.
  • Wolfgang Müller — General Secretary. [12]

Advisory Board

According to EIKE's website, as of May, 2012 Advisory Board Members included: [4]

 Actions

November 30 - December 1, 2012

EIKE is Partnering with the Heartland Institute to host a combination event of the Heartland Institute's Eight International Conference on Climate Change, and EIKE's the Fifth International Conference on Climate and Energy. [13]

Individuals speaking at the event include:

“This conference is more proof, if any were needed, that important issues surrounding the causes, extent, and consequences of climate change remain unresolved in the scientific community,” said Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast.

May 21 - 23, 2012

EIKE is listed as a Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7). [5]

November, 2011

Organized The Fourth International Climate & Energy Conference (IV Internationale Klima & Energiekonferenz) or 4th IKEK.

Speakers included noted climate skeptics including Donna Lafromboise, Christopher C. Horner, Andrew Montfort, Nir Shaviv, Jan Veizer, Henrik Svensmark, and Piers Corbyn. [6], [7]

July 26, 2009

Released a petition to Germany's Chancellor Angela Markel that claims there is no man-made cause of global warming. The petition was signed by about 400 people including engineers, meteorologists, geologists, chemists, forest officials, journalists, physicians, and businessmen. [1]

December 4, 2010

Organized the third “International Climate & Energy Conference (Internationale Klima- und Energiekonferenz) in Berlin. [8]

Event Partners included the Berlin Manhattan Institute and the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).

Speakers included:

December 4, 2009

EIKE collaborated with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), Haus der Zukunft (HdZ), the Liberale Institute of the Stiftung für die Freiheit, and Bund Freiheit der Wissenschaft to host the “International Climate Conference – Climate Change Reconsidered” in Berlin.

According to the conference description: [9]


“… our Berlin Conference shall point out the fact that the scientific debate is not over. Especially with new regulations on the cards, economic and scientific analysis is more important than ever.

The real science and economics of climate change support the view that global warming is not a crisis and that immediate action to reduce emissions is not necessary.”

Speakers included:

August 17, 2008

Organized a conference titled “Climate change - Is the man really to blame and what should be done?” (“Der Klimawandel - Ist der Mensch wirklich schuld und was sollte getan werden?”). [10]

May 30, 2007

EIKE, together with CFACT Europe, hosted the Berlin Climate Conference which took place at the German Free Market Institute. Keynote speakers included prominent climate change skeptic S. Fred Singer. [11]

Related Organizations

 Resources

  1. Climate Change: An Open Letter to Chancellor Merkel - 'refute temperature measurements from 1701 human-caused temperature fluctuations',” EIKE, July 26, 2009. Translated with Google Translate.

  2. About EIKE,” Accessed May 12, 2012. Translated with Google Translate.

  3. Imprint,” EIKE. Accessed May 12, 2012. Translated with Google Translate.

  4. Advisory Board,” EIKE. Accessed May 12, 2012. Translated with Google Translate.

  5. Cosponsors,” 7th International Conference on Climate Change. Accessed May 12, 2012.

  6. Part 1: IV International Climate & Energy Conference (4th IKEK) in Munich: Lecture Videos,” EIKE. Accessed May 12, 2012. Translated with Google Translate.

  7. Part 2: IV International Climate & Energy Conference (4th IKEK) in Munich: Lecture Videos,” EIKE. Accessed May 12, 2012. Translated with Google Translate.

  8. III. INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE & ENERGY CONFERENCE in Berlin! Third - 4 December 2010, Berlin III. International climate and energy conference,” EIKE, November 26, 2010. Translated with Google Translate.

  9. Climate Change Reconsidered,” Institute for Free Enterprise. Accessed May, 2012.

  10. Climate change - Is the man really to blame and what should be done?”, eike-klima-energie.eu. Accessed May, 2012. Translated with Google Translate.

  11. Berlin Climate Conference: May 30, 2007,” CFACT Europe, May 6, 2007.

  12. IV. Internationale Klimaund Energiekonferenz” (PDF), EIKE. November 26, 2011.

  13. Heartland Institute Hosts Eighth International Conference on Climate Change in Germany,” The Heartland Institute, November 15, 2012.

  14. Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie,” SourceWatch.

  15. Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie” (“European Institute for Climate and Energy”), Wikipedia (German) entry. Translated with Google Translate.