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Adrian Hiel

9 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

328 Mayors now on board as EU discusses net zero by 2050 demands this week

Member states governments are moving faster than expected. As of writing 22 of the 28 EU member states have now signalled that they are willing to accept a target of net zero by 2050. The six remaining holdouts are Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 20 June 2019 | 09h11 | 431 visits
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New guidebook: How cities can unleash the power of community energy

So what’s changed? The biggest change is that where local authorities have been traditionally seen as ‘technology enablers’ – that is, helping with coordination and facilitation, they can now take on the role which best suits each particular local (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 14 June 2019 | 09h01 | 642 visits
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EU Parliamentary elections: Will the "Green wave" set a course to a sustainable future?

The surge underlined that important geographical differences exist in Europe as the Greens failed to advance in the east or south of Europe. With significant losses, the EPP and S&D remain the largest parties but have lost the ability to (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 28 May 2019 | 17h43 | 911 visits
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EU Parliament elections – most important ever?

Scientists have been clear that we have until 2030 to avoid catastrophic climate change. The next Parliament will sit for the first five of those 11 years. If we don’t make significant progress in that time the window for change becomes very (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 23 May 2019 | 09h21 | 529 visits
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Unprecedented show of ambition from Mayors across Europe on a shared energy transition

In total, 210 cities representing over 62 million citizens responded thanks to a coordinated appeal with the networks C40, Eurocities, Fedarene, CCRE, ICLEI, Climate Alliance and Energy Cities. It is an inspiring display of intent and (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 7 May 2019 | 12h08 | 1728 visits
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EU elections manifesto

The Energy Cities European Election manifesto is now out ! The manifesto is directed at incoming MEPs for the European Elections at the end of May, 2019. In it, we outline four ‘quick wins’ to help MEPs hit the ground running here in Brussels as (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 28 février 2019 | 13h55 | 7276 visits
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2018 Activities Report is out now

Our 2018 Activities Report is out now with more details on just how we are accomplishing those goals working on some of the major initiatives at an EU level. One important watershed has been to enshrine the right of Europeans to take charge and (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 22 February 2019 | 10h02 | 548 visits
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Solarclick collaboration keeps local energy transition turning in Brussels

But that is what is happening in Brussels, proud Energy Cities member, thanks to Solarclick. This programme is the result of a collaboration between Bruxelles Environnement, the regional government, and Sibelga, who manage the distribution (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 31 January 2019 | 17h27 | 537 visits
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Transformation led by Vision - How Münster´s Sufficiency Strategy overcame 3 universal challenges

You can’t mandate people to completely change all of their consumption patterns at an individual, household or enterprise level. Increasing energy efficiency alone isn’t enough to create the necessary changes in housing, energy consumption in (...)

By Adrian Hiel, on 14 January 2019 | 14h30 | 736 visits
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By Tatjana Veith, on 14 January 2019 | 14h30 | 736 visits
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