When we talk about climate and energy policy it is often on the country level. But cities can (and are) advancing the transition to clean energy.
Entries tagged with "Energy poverty"
Energy poverty is the lack of adequate warmth, cooling, lighting and the energy to power appliances. More than 50 million households in the EU are impacted by energy poverty.
Germany began building highly efficient passive houses in 1990. But although many buildings can now be renovated to fulfill very ambitious standards, a lot of progress still needs to be made towards increasing the energy efficiency of renovated buildings. To improve things, Germany has developed an Efficient Building Strategy.
Local ownership of renewables provides great economic payback to investing communities. In the long run, energy efficiency and renewables together make energy cheaper for everyone.
There are reasons to switch to renewable energy and to increase energy conservation, and there are reasons to do so now.