Fedarene Overconsumption – of energy and materials – have devastating effects on climate and the environment. It is urgent to start consuming less and better, in line with the concept of energy sufficiency.
Enshrined in the French Energy Transition Bill of 2015, the concept of energy sufficiency is still largely unknown and misunderstood at the European level. According to Environmental Change Institute, “Energy sufficiency is a state in which people’s basic needs for energy services are met equitably and ecological limits are respected.” (Darby and Fawcett, 2018). Energy sufficiency goes beyond energy efficiency: it’s about having enough but not using too much. It’s about doing things differently; about living well, within the limits (energysufficiency.org).
As part of its energy transition Vice-Presidency, AREC IDF is organising with FEDARENE a series of webinars on energy sufficiency in Europe:
- Energy sufficiency: consumers and buildings – 3 November
- Energy sufficiency: mobility and public space – 9 December
- Energy sufficiency: digital sobriety – 8 January
All taking place from 10:30 to 12:00 CET.
On the agenda: good practices from FEDARENE members on energy sobriety/sufficiency, feedback from European projects and discussions on the different visions of sobriety in Europe.
The webinars will be held in English.
- Introduction by Marie Laure Falque Masset, AREC IDF (FR)
- Sustainable mobility in green Kronoberg by Per-Åke Andersson, Energikontor Sydost (SE)
- Cargo bikes as a part of the modal change for a sustainable transport system by Johanna Wallin, Energikontor Sydost (SE)
- Project REDI- working to improve digital meetings in public sector by Therese Silvander, Northern Småland Energy Agency (SE)