Although still largely unknown at the European level, the concept of energy sufficiency can help local communities reach their climate and energy objectives. Energy sufficiency is first and foremost a question of consumption and behaviour: “It’s about having enough but not using too much. It’s about doing things differently; about living well, within the limits”(energysufficiency.org). In other words, it is about prioritising essential needs in both individual and collective energy usage. In this sense, energy sufficiency goes beyond energy efficiency.
The Covenant of Mayors – Europe, FEDARENE and the energy department of the Institut Paris Region (AREC IDF) are joining forces for an exclusive webinar on this topic. Join us on the 15th of December at 10:00 CET to learn how energy sufficiency can be implemented in several sectors of our society, from mobility to digital infrastructure and social innovation.