While the world is waiting for the next COP in Paris for grand international agreements, the pioneering community of Le Mené in France is effectively challenging its strongly centralized energy system by setting a 100% RE target. In this video interview, Marc Thery, Energy Manager of Le Mené, explains how by investing in local renewable energy projects his town intends to become independent from the large national utilities by adopting a small-scale, community-based approach to the energy transformation.
February 26, 2015 No Comments
Six key recommendations on how to enable a local regenerative transition are highlighted in the new report Imagine A Regenerative City.
The report paints the vision of a regenerative city and outlines the building blocks we need to get there. It summarises the expert debates arising from the Future of Cities Forum 2014, a collaboration between the World Future Council, Energy Cities and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. …continue reading →
February 2, 2015 2 Comments
Brittany has had its fair share of heroes, not least the fearsome duo Asterix and Obelix and their fight against the imperial powers of Rome. Patrick Saultier would be the last person to compare himself to the indomitable pair, but he, with a group of strong-minded modern day Gauls, is leading a twenty-first century quest, not to defeat the Romans, but to defeat out-dated French legislation and to bring renewable energy to les Bretons.
January 23, 2015 No Comments