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The final event of E.ON EnergyNeighbourhoods was held on 11 June 2022

resztvevok zaro 2022

The 2021/22 season of the E.ON EnergyNeighbourhoods energy saving competition has ended. With the support of E.ON Hungária Zrt it was the 8th season and altogether 10th in organised by GreenDependent Institute. 

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With native fruit trees for a smaller carbon footprint – the TreeDependent programme continues

Our TreeDependent - Responsible events, responsible travel programme continues in 2022. In cooperation with our partners we distributed 319 trees to 17 schools, kindergartens and local NGOs this spring. 234 of these trees were sponsored by ALTEO Nyrt., 50 trees by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary, and 35 trees by GreenDependent Institute.

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The 2nd EU 1.5° Lifestyles newsletter is out!

EU_1_5_Newsletter issue 2

As the EU 1.5° Lifestyles project has completed its first year, we have a lot to report on. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading about our work and let us know about any feedback you may have.

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Regional workshops: "Translating Energy Citizenship"

(Synthesis brief No. 3)

The Faculty of Education Sciences and the Campus Sustentabilidade of the University of A Coruña in February 2022 organised a Galician Regional Workshop - exploring the concept of energy citizenship in Galicia – as one of the seventeen autonomous communities that make up Spain - and the factors that act as facilitators or barriers to greater involvement of citizens in decision-making regarding a new sustainable energy model in the territory.

 

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Earth Overshoot Day falls on July 28 this year

According to Global Footprint Network’s calculations Earth Overshoot Day 2022 falls on July 28.

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The 2nd EnergyPROSPECTS newsletter is out!

Great news for anyone interested in green energy, energy transition and energy citizenship: the 2nd Newsletter of the EnergyPROSPECTS research project is already up and running!

Content summary:

  • What does energy citizenship mean across different regions of Europe? Results of the regional workshops
  • Other project news
  • Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy published

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We interviewed experts and households for EU 1.5° Lifestyles project

We are progressing with the implementation of our EU 1.5Lifestyles project. Among other things, the project aims to
 
  1. identify the most effective lifestyle options that help us towards 1.5-degree living,
  2. along with them also identify the barriers and supporting factors of their implementation, 
  3. create solutions for implementation together with all stakeholders. 

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Translating Energy Citizenship

In the framework of the Energy PROSPECTS research project, GreenDependent (www.greendependent.org) organised an expert workshop in Hungary about energy citizenship.

Among other things, we discussed issues like what energy citizenship means, what kind of individual and collective examples of energy citizenship exist today (also working towards a typology of ideal types of energy citizenship), and we also spent quite a bit of time discussing how and to what extent the currently existing forms of energy citizenship contribute to the creation of a more sustainable, democratic and just energy system.

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Closing the 10th season of the EnergyNeighbourhoods programme

This half-year energy saving competition for households closes in May 2022. 
 

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