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Rethinking our energy needs

Reality Check on the Energiewende

23 September 2019

During the UN climate negotiations at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Bonn last November 2017, over 15 countries and several USA states such [...]

Can Local Authorities Lead the Transition to Carbon Neutrality?

18 September 2019

In these turbulent times of climatic, economic and social uncertainty, communities and local authorities can and must lead the way in this transformational [...]

Buildings as Material Banks: Towards a Low-Carbon Capital Region

16 September 2019

The Brussels Region is not a territorial entity that can exploit massive larger sources of renewable energy such as wind or solar power. The optimal solution [...]

Is a Global Grid possible?

29 August 2019

The Vision of an Interconnected World The energy transition demands a radical change in infrastructure as we know it. The Global Energy Interconnection [...]

Leading the Energy Transition

20 August 2019

A Call to the EUSEW Community It is my pleasure to welcome you to the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, taking place in Brussels and marked [...]

Decarbonization, Decentralization and Digitalization in the Mediterranean

12 August 2019

Energy cooperation between different markets requires a convergence of regulation amongst the energy sectors. The first step towards a macro-regional [...]

Beyond Coal: How People Power Will Transform Europe's Energy System

2 August 2019

We are facing a climate crisis. Transforming Europe’s energy system has never been more urgent, and citizens across the EU are already taking action [...]

Health Renovations: A Sensible Climate Revolution

29 July 2019

The climate case for renovating Europe’s energy-inefficient building stock is almost too well known to bear repeating. Responsible for 36% of Europe’s [...]

Launching the Market for Sustainable Energy Assets

24 July 2019

Speeding-up project deployment and unlocking finance at scale, faster and further, is necessary to accelerate the retrofitting of buildings to meet Europe’s [...]

Building the Circular Economy in Brussels

18 July 2019

The traditional linear economic model is under pressure. The rapid use of natural resources is producing colossal amounts of waste and is unable to respond [...]

What Next for Energy in Africa?

28 June 2019

On 12 September 2018, during his speech on the State of the Union, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that "Africa does not need charity, [...]

Energy Futures at the Edge of the World

27 June 2019

Europe’s energy future is already a reality on Scotland’s remote Orkney islands, where cutting-edge renewable energy systems in wave and hydrogen [...]