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?

Cities For Climate at COP21 in Paris

Cities4ClimateWhile national negotiators work to broker a climate deal in Paris, mayors from around the world showed yesterday that a global movement of local climate action is already underway. At the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, about 1000 mayors signed a declaration that supports a transition to 100% Renewable Energy. And in fact, events across the COP21 amplify the leadership of local governments and their important role for combating climate change. [Read more →]

December 5, 2015   Comments Off on Cities For Climate at COP21 in Paris

Local energy brings greater democracy in Poland

Westmill-energy-farm-coop-017[Photograph Credits: Adrian Arbib /Alamy]

Poland is clearly far from being a leader on climate action – it still uses coal to generate nearly 90 per cent of its electricity. However, below the doom and gloom headlines there are glimmers of hope that reveal a burgeoning will to join the global transition towards a clean energy future. Indeed, a growing sector of the population is increasingly seeing community energy as a means to a more democratic future.

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November 25, 2014   Comments Off on Local energy brings greater democracy in Poland