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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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EnergyPROSPECTS conceptual framework (Policy brief No. 2)

What do we mean when we talk about energy citizenship?

In the second Energy PROSPECTS brief, we introduce ten tentative types of citizen involvement in the energy transition. Check it out HERE!

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EnergyPROSPECTS conceptual framework (Policy brief No.1)

Setting the scene for a critical exploration of the roles of citizens in the European energy transition

EnergyCitizenship is all about the ways that citizens are involved in the energy transition.

The current vision of energy citizenship in research and policy-making is however limited. In Energy PROSPECTS we open up the concept to include less visible and explored forms.

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