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Climate Auctions can reduce emissions and accelerate regulatory, financial and infrastructure goals

Climate Auctions can reduce emissions and accelerate regulatory, financial and infrastructure goals | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Auctions for delivering an amount of power at a defined price are already well established for renewables. “Climate Auctions” do the same with carbon emissions: a carbon price is guaranteed to the winning bidder, but only paid on delivery of the emissions cut. Tyeler Matsuo and Julia Meisel at Rocky Mountain Institute say this is …
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Meeting the call of the youth: Governing the transition towards a climate-neutral Europe – EURACTIV.com

Meeting the call of the youth: Governing the transition towards a climate-neutral Europe – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The determination to combat climate change is deeply rooted in the values of the new generation. If well-nurtured, their commitment can drive a sustainable transformation of the whole European economy, write Matilda Axelson and Ólöf Söebech.
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Solutions for a Renewable-Powered Future

Solutions for a Renewable-Powered Future | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Innovation is a key driver for the energy transformation. Innovative solutions can make the power system more flexible, allowing for a higher, cost-effective use of renewables.
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Leur écologie et la nôtre, par André Gorz (Le Monde diplomatique, avril 2010)

Leur écologie et la nôtre, par André Gorz (Le Monde diplomatique, avril 2010) | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Visionnaire, le philosophe André Gorz avait prévu, dans ce texte paru en 1974, la récupération de l'écologie par l'industrie, les groupes financiers — en un mot, le capitalisme.
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The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union – EURACTIV.com

The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported by Chinese and US capital, without active opposition of the EU, he says.
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Citizenergy | Solar Cities

Citizenergy | Solar Cities | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Solar Cities aims to boost solar energy projects and citizen involvement in the energy transition by joining Mayors from all world together to sign the Solar Mayors Charter - an international declaration of Mayors pushing for the adoption of solar powers in urban environment
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London begins countdown to Ultra Low Emissions Zone

London begins countdown to Ultra Low Emissions Zone | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Transport for London has announced a £23 million fund to encourage small businesses, charities, and health services to scrap high-polluting diesel vehicles.
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UK Government announces end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025 - Climate Action

UK Government announces end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025 - Climate Action | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

The UK Government has announced plans to end fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025.
The 2019 Spring Statement has announced plans to advance the decarbonisation of gas supplies to reduce dependence on burning natural gases in homes and businesses.
To ensure homes are better for the environment, they will introduce a Future Homes Standard by 2025, so that new build homes are future-proofed with low-carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.

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Transnational Democracy? A Piece of Cake

Transnational Democracy? A Piece of Cake | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
An optimistic scenario for Europe in 2049: a real transnational democracy has been built and citizens have secured ways to sue for and defend individual liberties and the rule of law from governments at all levels.
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Earth, Wind and Solar Energy

Earth, Wind and Solar Energy | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Renewable energy is the energy of the future – plentiful and ubiquitous. Technological advances and economies of scale are bringing down prices, whereas fossil and nuclear are increasingly uncompetitive. Here, the Green European Journal presents in numbers how energy systems will evolve over the decades to come, while Daniel Scholten traces the new geopolitical faultlines set to supersede those of the fossil age.
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EU Parliament votes for 55% emissions cuts by 2030 – EURACTIV.com

EU Parliament votes for 55% emissions cuts by 2030 – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of increasing the EU’s 2030 emission cuts target to 55% and a net-zero mid-century target on Thursday (14 March), bringing an end to weeks of infighting.
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La Belgique doute de la volonté d’Engie d’assumer l’après-nucléaire - Contexte

La Belgique doute de la volonté d’Engie d’assumer l’après-nucléaire - Contexte | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
En Belgique, la question de la responsabilité financière du démantèlement et de la gestion des déchets nucléaires se pose avec d’autant plus d’acuité que le montant final de l’ardoise est inconnu, et l’exploitant principal, une entreprise étrangère. À six ans de la sortie annoncée du nucléaire, le gouvernement en affaires courantes ne désespère pas de faire avancer ce dossier, bien que ses chances de succès s’amenuisent à l’approche des élections du 26 mai 2019.
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Towards fossil-free energy in 2050

Towards fossil-free energy in 2050 | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
New report showing that fossil-free energy systems in Europe by 2050 are feasible in different configurations and can come with benefits from a socio-economic point of view compared to a current policies baseline.
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Kansas City Will Make Its Government 100 Percent Carbon-Free by Next Year – Next City

Kansas City Will Make Its Government 100 Percent Carbon-Free by Next Year – Next City | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
An ordinance passed unanimously directs the city manager to transition from carbon-producing energy sources by the end of 2020.
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Les effets pervers des panneaux photovoltaïques - 7SUR7.be

Les effets pervers des panneaux photovoltaïques - 7SUR7.be | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Un phénomène a chamboulé le secteur de l'électricité: l'essor des énergies renouvelables et, en particulier, le photovoltaïque. Cependant, la faço
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Jetzt schon zu befürchten: Totales Klimafiasko – SOLARIFY

Jetzt schon zu befürchten: Totales Klimafiasko – SOLARIFY | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Schlimme Vorzeichen: Die Bundesregierung wird nicht nur ihr Ökostromziel – damit auch das Klimaschutzziel – für 2020, sondern höchstwahrscheinlich auch das für 2030 verfehlen. 2030 werden mit den aktuell im EEG festgelegten Ausbaukorridoren im Stromsektor voraussichtlich lediglich 55 Prozent Erneuerbare Energien erreicht – 10 Prozentpunkte weniger als im Koalitionsvertrag festgelegt.
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Climate fight takes to the streets –

Climate fight takes to the streets – | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Politicians are trying to balance growing public demand for more climate action against the fear of sparking violent backlashes.
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Europe depends on its cities – EURACTIV.com

Europe depends on its cities – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Cities are the place where the fight against climate change becomes real, most of the decisions are taken and where equal and inclusive societies can be made, Anna Lisa Boni claims. 
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Expertos de prestigio exponen los pasos a seguir en València para luchar contra el cambio climático y la pobreza energética

Expertos de prestigio exponen los pasos a seguir en València para luchar contra el cambio climático y la pobreza energética | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
La jornada “Las ciudades impulsan la transición energética urbana” se celebrará el miércoles 27 de febrero, de 15:00 a 19:00 horas, en el salón de actos del edificio J de la Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación. Se trata de la primera de la
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European Parliament calls on EU leaders to step up EU climate action

European Parliament calls on EU leaders to step up EU climate action | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe) is Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues.
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We need more vertical farming in cities says Chris Precht

We need more vertical farming in cities says Chris Precht | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Architects have an urgent mission to bring food production back into the centre of our cities, say Chris Precht, by introducing vertical farming.
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A Future of Fair and Democratic European Central Banking

A Future of Fair and Democratic European Central Banking | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The Eurozone as structured in 2019 may well not withstand its next serious challenge. From here to 2049, fundamental reforms to how the financial sector, public finances, and central banking work will all have to be made. Among the possible futures, ambitious monetary reform could put money creation at the service of society’s most pressing social and environmental needs.
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Europe’s Mobility Is About To Be Rewritten

Europe’s Mobility Is About To Be Rewritten | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
In Europe as across the world, transport systems are changing with huge implications for our daily lives and urban spaces. While new technologies help drive this shift, transport’s future remains open and multiple. From here to 2049, current possibilities, argue transport experts Yoann Le Petit and Jens Müller, offer the opportunity to rethink not only how we move, but why.
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Limited future for energy from incinerated waste imports - FORESIGHT

Limited future for energy from incinerated waste imports - FORESIGHT | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Burning imported waste for energy will be incompatible with climate targets in the longer term, say researchers in Denmark
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EU election risk: policymakers should go for real decarbonisation now while efficiency savings can help

EU election risk: policymakers should go for real decarbonisation now while efficiency savings can help | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
With elections in May, the balance of opinion in Parliament is a climate policy risk factor on the minds of many in Brussels. The national draft 10-year energy plans, just in to the Commission, project widespread growth in costlier renewables. But populists who see climate as a globalist rather than nationalist-first agenda may prove hard to bring on side with an expensive and disruptive transition. The public will be influenced by climate awareness, leadership and their wallets. The EU’s efficiency-first programme won’t be enough in the long term but while it’s delivering savings there’s a chance to use that to support real decarbonisation.
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