Consumers, regulators and energy efficiency in buildings

(13 June 2016) – Saving energy consumption in buildings will play a key part in Europe’s transition to a clean, secure and efficient energy system. The European Commission is under pressure to keep its promise that 2016 will be the “year of delivery” for its Energy Union strategy to fight climate change and boost the […]

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Convergence 2016: Announcing the first programme details

(08 June 2016) – The Permaculture Association has announced the first programme details for Convergence 2016, on 2-4 September 2016 at Nell Bank, Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The weekend programme includes some of the most inspired and active permaculture teachers, designers and practitioners from across the UK. See the full programme so far. The number of […]

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Europe: Facing climate change

(31 May 2016) – Following the Paris conference on climate change, the Jacques Delors Institute, in partnership with the Basse-Normandie chapter of the European Movement association, hosted on 18 December 2015 a civic panel discussion on the theme “Europe: facing climate change”. Thomas Pellerin-Carlin presents the main elements of the debate. Climate change has already […]

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(13 June 2016) – Saving energy consumption in buildings will play a key part in Europe’s transition to a clean, secure and efficient energy system.

The European Commission is under pressure to keep its promise that 2016 will be the “year of delivery” for its Energy Union strategy to fight climate change and boost the bloc’s resistance to shortages.

Sustainable Energy Week, a Commission-backed series of conferences, debates and discussion in Brussels, provides an opportunity for industry, NGOs, policymakers at all levels of government, and other stakeholders to feed into officials’ thinking on two pivotal dossiers – the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive.

The dominant theme will be how to incentivise consumers to help build the Energy Union. (EurActiv)

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(08 June 2016) – The Permaculture Association has announced the first programme details for Convergence 2016, on 2-4 September 2016 at Nell Bank, Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

The weekend programme includes some of the most inspired and active permaculture teachers, designers and practitioners from across the UK.

See the full programme so far. The number of confirmed sessions will grow in the coming weeks.

Book your place now. Please note there are limited dormitory places remaining, but plenty of space to camp.

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(31 May 2016) – Following the Paris conference on climate change, the Jacques Delors Institute, in partnership with the Basse-Normandie chapter of the European Movement association, hosted on 18 December 2015 a civic panel discussion on the theme “Europe: facing climate change”. Thomas Pellerin-Carlin presents the main elements of the debate.

Climate change has already begun. It disrupts weather patterns, which has a negative impact on people’s lives.

A response to this threat requires coordinated action at all levels, from global to the most local. The European Union is a leader of this coordinated action.

The success of the Paris COP21, at which a historic agreement was adopted, proves that the international action of a united Europe can be effective.

The agreement alone is not enough, however. It is a prelude to the launch and expansion of initiatives that effectively fight climate change and promote a sustainable society from an envi-ronmental, economic and social standpoint.

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