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Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) has been discussed in previous EiD posts. This innovative business model is gaining popularity in several states in the U.S. as a tool to support cities to increase sustainable energy and achieve their climate goals. In particular, cities in California have been able to fully embrace the opportunity and many have … Continue reading

UK government’s plans for sustainable “garden communities” likely to create 200,000 car-dependent families

UK government’s plans for sustainable “garden communities” likely to create 200,000 car-dependent families

A study into 20 proposed developments suggests transport links and local amenities are poor with communities requiring expanded road systems. This hardly seems sustainable. Tom Bawden explains in an article on the inews website.   Garden community projects could create 200,000 car-dependent families, study suggests A flagship project to build more than 50 green housing … Continue reading

Brussels: “in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet”

Brussels: “in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet”

For anyone traveling through the centre of Brussels recently, you notice so many road works to create car-free zones.  Martin Kuebler writes on the Deutsche Welle about how the city is transforming itself. Let us know how you see the changes?   Greening the city: How Brussels is planning for climate change The Belgian capital … Continue reading

With 100% of its electricity coming from renewables, one German town demonstrates what can be achieved when municipalities adopt innovative approaches

With 100% of its electricity coming from renewables, one German town demonstrates what can be achieved when municipalities adopt innovative approaches

Bertie Russell, Research Associate in the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield describes in an article on The Conversation website what one small German town has done to undertake its own low carbon energy transition. Are there lessons for all of us?   This small German town took back the power – and went … Continue reading