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Eco-Social Steps to Resilience

Eco-Social Steps to Resilience | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
As the threat of recession looms in the wake of Covid-19 slowdown, discussion turns to economic recovery as the EU clinched a deal after marathon negotiations this July. In this interview, Rosa Martínez spoke to anthropologist Yayo Herrero about how to approach reconstruction in an eco-social way. In building societies that are resilient to shocks, whether caused by pandemics or climate change, the challenge will be breaking with capitalist logic to propose solutions that prioritise wellbeing while factoring in ecological limits.
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Les nouveaux maires écologistes vantent le principe de sobriété

Les nouveaux maires écologistes vantent le principe de sobriété | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Pour les équipes qui dirigent à Lyon, Strasbourg, Marseille, Tours, Besançon, Poitiers, la ville de demain sera économe en énergie et en matériaux
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Dutch city drafts plan to reduce asphalt and plant trees to combat effects of climate change | Euronews

Dutch city drafts plan to reduce asphalt and plant trees to combat effects of climate change | Euronews | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The city of Arnhem has published a strategy to combat the effects of global warming, which included reducing asphalt by 10 per cent, among other measures.
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La transition climatique sera soit sociale soit anti-démocratique

La transition climatique sera soit sociale soit anti-démocratique | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Il n’est plus possible d’ignorer la nécessité de croiser sérieusement questions sociales et transition écologique. C’est tout le sens de la convention citoyenne pour le climat, qui a proposé en juin dernier un ensemble de mesures pour une transition écologique à la fois suffisamment rapide pour assurer notre survie et socialement juste. Quels auraient pu en être les critères ? Cinq sphères de la justice sociale peuvent être identifiées afin de préserver une liberté définie comme pouvoir d’agir. Rediffusion du 19 février 2020
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UK Government kickstarts £2bn cycling and walking revolution - Climate Action

UK Government kickstarts £2bn cycling and walking revolution - Climate Action | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England.

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Why the U.K. Is Investing Big in Cycling and Walking - Bloomberg

Why the U.K. Is Investing Big in Cycling and Walking - Bloomberg | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The new push to promote and fund active travel is as much about improving health as it is about curbing pollution.
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Fin des chaudières au fuel en 2022, lutte contre les passoires thermiques... Ce qu'il faut retenir du conseil de défense écologique - Paris (75000)

Fin des chaudières au fuel en 2022, lutte contre les passoires thermiques... Ce qu'il faut retenir du conseil de défense écologique - Paris (75000) | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Au terme du cinquième conseil de défense écologique, le gouvernement a fait savoir qu'il ne sera plus possible d'acquérir des chaudières au fuel en 2022.
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Un « Green New Deal » pour bâtir un nouveau projet de société pour l’Occitanie

Un « Green New Deal » pour bâtir un nouveau projet de société pour l’Occitanie | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
La Région prépare un grand plan de transformation et de développement, baptisé « Green New Deal ». Pour construire ce véritable projet de société, elle fait appel aux habitants d'Occitanie : elle…
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Germany’s losing renewable jobs

Germany’s losing renewable jobs | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The goal of 500,000 people employed in the renewable energy sector moves further out of reach every year. The trend is now embedding in wider reports of “environmental jobs,” not reported separately.
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What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 14 Rob Hopkins

What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 14 Rob Hopkins | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Rob Hopkins is an author and a Co-Founder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network. He approaches the question of “What could possibly go right?” with a fascination in the power of imagination for our future.
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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity generation

Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity generation | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Wind and solar produced a record fifth of the European Union's electricity during the first half of the year - a trend accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic
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Local action for global goals – EURACTIV.com

Local action for global goals – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Authorities around the world are putting UN Sustainable Development Goal at the core of their agenda but including local governments in their implementation is key for success, writes Tine Soens.
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Co-op Power Raises the Bar for Community Solar Nationwide — Episode 108 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Co-op Power Raises the Bar for Community Solar Nationwide — Episode 108 of Local Energy Rules Podcast | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Lynn Benander from Co-op Power about community solar, its barriers, and how communities across the country are building a cleaner, cheaper future.… Read More
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The Green Surge in the French Locals Explained

The Green Surge in the French Locals Explained | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Ahead of the 2022 presidential elections, the challenge for Greens will be to consolidate their credibility by building successful green-left alliances and bridging the ecological and the social so as to leave none behind.
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Why is building renovation 'Cinderella' of EU Green Deal?

Why is building renovation 'Cinderella' of EU Green Deal? | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The renovation of old buildings will be crucial to the success of the European Green Deal and a clean, robust economic recovery. Unless there is serious commitment from policymakers, we risk the Green Deal turning into a pumpkin.
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Entretien – Younous Omarjee : la politique régionale devient « l’un des principaux réacteurs de l’ambition verte de l’UE » - Contexte

Entretien – Younous Omarjee : la politique régionale devient « l’un des principaux réacteurs de l’ambition verte de l’UE » - Contexte | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Deuxième volet de notre série d’entretiens balisant les grands enjeux énergie-climat de la rentrée. Relance verte, objectifs climatiques de la politique régionale, fonds de transition juste… Le président de la commission du Développement régional, chargé de la politique de cohésion, analyse pour Contexte l’impact des décisions budgétaires du sommet du 21 juillet sur les travaux à venir.
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UK electricity grid’s carbon emissions could turn negative by 2033 - Climate Action

UK electricity grid’s carbon emissions could turn negative by 2033 - Climate Action | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
According to a new report from the National Grid, the UK's electricity system could become negative by 2033 if carbon capture technology is used alongside renewable energy generation.

The electricity operator set out its vision for an “emissions negative” grid that would see 11m electric vehicles by 2030, and as many as 8m energy-efficient homes converting to heat pumps instead of boilers by 2050.
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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation – EURACTIV.com

Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Renewable sources have overtaken coal, oil and gas in EU electricity generation for the first time, new analysis shows. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
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La longue marche vers la résilience

La longue marche vers la résilience | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
La crise sanitaire que nous traversons amène les collectivités à s'interroger sur leur capacité d'adaptation aux catastrophes à venir, autrement dit à leur résilience, qui peut aboutir à d
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Fighting Monopoly Power: How States and Cities Can Beat Back Corporate Control and Build Thriving Communities

Fighting Monopoly Power: How States and Cities Can Beat Back Corporate Control and Build Thriving Communities | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Across the country, local and state officials and citizens are struggling to overcome a set of deep and challenging problems, which have been further revealed, and exacerbated, by Covid. These include stark inequality, persistent poverty, disappearing small businesses, racial oppression, … Read More
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A Layman’s Guide to “Thinking the World Anew”

A Layman’s Guide to “Thinking the World Anew” | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The German political economist Maja Göpel’s new book is currently Germany’s No. 1 bestselling work of non-fiction. It reaches back to the beginnings of capitalism to understand how we’ve landed in our…
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To exit coal, Germany’s governing coalition digs a bigger hole

To exit coal, Germany’s governing coalition digs a bigger hole | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Just before summer break, Germany’s parliament finally committed to phasing out coal. But the conservative government’s plan doesn’t really call for meaningful shutdowns until 2023 as coal capacity…
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The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable – EURACTIV.com

The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month.
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We need Behaviour Change and “Life Efficiency”, because efficiency gains and clean energy will never be enough

We need Behaviour Change and “Life Efficiency”, because efficiency gains and clean energy will never be enough | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Behaviour change – reducing emissions by changing how we live our lives – should be part of every government and think tank’s sustainable scenario, explains Schalk Cloete. That’s because impressive advances in energy efficiency and clean energy won’t be enough to contain the emissions of a world continuing with the essential task of lifting billions …
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Plan de relance : Les pays européens s’accordent sur un accord "historique" lié aux objectifs climatiques

Plan de relance : Les pays européens s’accordent sur un accord "historique" lié aux objectifs climatiques | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Après quatre jours et nuits d'âpres négociations, les pays de l'Union européenne sont enfin parvenus à un accord. La proposition franco-allemande de projet d’emprunt commun de 750 milliards d’euros a été acceptée avec des concessions. Ce fonds va permettre "d'alimenter les plans de relance de chaque pays" alors que l'Europe a été durement frappée la crise du Covid-19. "Pour la première fois dans l’histoire européenne, le budget est lié aux objectifs climatiques", a annoncé le président du Conseil européen.
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