In December, REScoop.eu went to Belgium to learn more about SeaCoop, an umbrella cooperative that brings together Belgian cooperatives to jointly participate in large offshore wind projects.
From Good to Better
EU dependency on natural gas keeps increasing, it came from 83% in 2021 to 97% in 2022. It leaves more room for biogases to intergrate the European market and take a strategic importance in the the fight against climate change. It will, at last, set the path to the decarbonisation of the EU.
The European Parliament has adopted its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast. The main objective is to substantially reduce carbon emissions by increasing the rate of renovations of energy-inefficient buildings across the entire EU’s building stock.
EU effort sharing could have even greater potential if multi-level, place-based and locally differentiated
The EU agreed to a stricter trajectory with more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for all EU Member States.
ICLEI Europe welcomes this revision as an important step in Europe’s decarbonisation. The next step: applying this “effort sharing” model vertically, and in a place-based and locally differentiated manner!