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Claire Roumet

7 posts on the Energy Cities Blog

 
 

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

What should we take home from this last sequence? • The Paris Agreement has shifted positions. In October 2014, the European Council approved a 40% GHG reduction target by 2030 , including targets of “at least” 27% for renewables and 27% for (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 2 July 2018 | 09h33 | 453 visits
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Air, Climate, Energy: all responsible

A hotchpotch of players On 17th May, the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid lodged a complaint with the European Court of Justice against the Commission for giving the car industry a right to pollute (Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 as regards (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 31 May 2018 | 09h55 | 573 visits
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Like a too long winter

The energy climate reminds me of the present weather conditions: a long, almost never-ending winter seems to go on and on. The sky clears for a moment and then back to heavy showers. You may object that this is normal weather in March; but it’s (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 6 April 2018 | 15h48 | 1027 visits
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Climate and Energy: Shift in national policies well underway

Time to be bold, time to clearly set the direction, and there is no ambiguity in the message passed: it is the end of fossil fuels. The centre right coalition which will now govern the country has made a number of announcements in that regard (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 13 October 2017 | 16h03 | 1568 visits
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#maketheplanetgreatagain through mobilising ALL stakeholders

By signing the Paris Agreement, the least developed States abandoned their claims for a fair share-out of this responsibility - a legitimate demand considering the carbon debt industrial countries have built up and continue to accumulate - and (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 12 June 2017 | 10h16 | 985 visits
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What we achieved in 2015

The IEA’ World energy outlook showed evidence for the worldwide take-off of renewable energy. The forecasted energy future is clearly sustainable. The list of very positive moves is long. A few highlights: The Divest movement started to dry out (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 18 December 2015 | 09h26 | 1044 visits
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COP21 - Takeaways from week 1: Cities, power and Hollywood stars!

Energy Cities’ Board members have filled their COP21 agenda with quite a number of events. Le Bourget is an immense village where you can meet delegates from the whole planet, many of them running from one conference to the other. A huge crowd of (...)

By Claire Roumet, on 8 December 2015 | 09h58 | 953 visits
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