Renewable Cities: the place for energy innovation

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Cities are taking a major leadership position on climate via their actions on local energy. They’re also managing energy demand and powering up wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass for a plethora of other reasons too: economic development, job creation, environmental quality, energy security, and safety. What’s more, there’s a movement afoot in leading cities for 100% renewable energy and energy efficiency, a movement that you can play a role in.

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November 21, 2014   No Comments

UK community energy scene exploding with creativity

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Press headlines scream on an almost daily basis the UK’s opposition to solar farms and wind turbines, but on the ground, “there is a huge amount of creativity and engagement” surrounding renewables, says Friends of the Earth campaigner Alasdair Cameron – no relation to the UK Prime Minister. This is particularly true of community energy, and even his namesake David may be more supportive than he lets on, with his government this week announcing a £10 million (€12.6 million) scheme to support community renewables projects.

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November 14, 2014   No Comments

Taking the lead in the energy transformation

Cities, communities and regions across the world commit to 100% Renewable Energy

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What do Šentrupert in Slovenia, Steinfurt district in Germany, the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan and East Hampton in the US have in common? There’s a chance to find out in Kassel, Germany today! The world`s biggest congress for 100% Renewable Energy Regions presents different strategies on how to achieve 100% Renewable Energy. Many cities, regions and communities demonstrate that supplying 100% of our total energy needs with renewable sources is technically and financially achievable, and can bring a wide range of benefits to citizens, businesses, local economies, governments and the environment alike. …continue reading →

November 11, 2014   No Comments