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). Complementary yet different from energy efficiency, energy sufficiency goes beyond 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:
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.