Renewables Rising – Community Energy Rising

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Marc Théry is the Energy Manager in Le Mené, a municipality in Brittany, France who can be named substitutional for a movement which is rapidly gaining momentum globally: The Community Energy Movement. As renewable energies unfold their impact locally, it in fact mostly cities and communities investing in renewable sources to ensure that revenues stay in the region. “We want to produce the energy we use and not export energy and buy it back from EDF (French Utility) which is completely crazy as an economic model.” says Marc Théry. With this opinion, he is not alone. …continue reading →

June 1, 2016   Comments Off on Renewables Rising – Community Energy Rising

Regional Cooperation: A Solution to the European Renewables deadlock?

 

SEHRE land If one municipality in let`s say Germany produces more renewable electricity than it needs and the neighboring municipality in e.g. the Netherlands wants to use it: Does that work?

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May 30, 2016   Comments Off on Regional Cooperation: A Solution to the European Renewables deadlock?

100% RE Cities: the hot topic

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#GO100RE, #SustainableUrbanisation, #SmartCities. Key words which are triggering plenty of discussions, as it was the case of the Smart City Expo Casablanca, which took place in May 18-19, 2016 to discuss urban sustainability futures and policies to break down barriers towards green cities. And there is more to come throughout the year such as the Climate Chance 2016 and Habitat III.

But, what’s all the fuss about? 

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May 26, 2016   Comments Off on 100% RE Cities: the hot topic