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  • Enhancing Regional Renewables Cooperation in the EU

    (27 February 2017) – The Heinrich Böll Foundation and the World Future Council have published an interesting report on energy transition, based on a study tour from Copenhagen to Brussels, via Germany and the Netherlands. The goal was to study cross-border, transnational and interregional projects contributing to Europe’s energy transition. Certain cross-border projects demonstrate high […]

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  • Agroecology: The Bold Future of Farming in Africa

    (22 February 2017) – The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has launched a publication highlighting the huge potential of agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy and nutritious food sustainably while increasing incomes and improving climate resilience. The 88 page illustrated book showcases 15 case […]

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  • Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level, but dependency on fossils fuels is high

    (20 February 2017) – In 2015, gross inland energy consumption amounted in the EU to 1 626 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), below its 1990 level (-2.5%). However, over this period, EU dependency on imports of fossils fuels has increased, with 73% imported in 2015 compared with just over half (53%) in 1990. With […]

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  • Energy Poverty Handbook

    (20 February 2017) – Energy poverty is an issue in Europe. A recently published ‘Energy Poverty Handbook’ shows that eliminating energy poverty is not only desirable but also possible. Can you imagine that there are still many people in Europe in 2017 who need to choose between heating and eating? More than 10% of the […]

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  • Permaculture practitioners meet academics: ‘Designing Research for the World We Want’

    (17 February 2017) – In the latest edition of its newsletter the Permaculture Association has posted a report on a course that explored the ‘fertile edges’ of permaculture action-research. For a total of five days (9-13 October 2016), ‘Casa Vale da Lama’, an educational farm and eco-resort near Lagos, Portugal, was venue to the (probably) […]

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