How do you FEEL about sufficiency?

Energy Cities' FEEL project will help local authorities to adopt sufficiency



Kristina Dely

Publication date

March 16, 2023

Energy Cities has developed a new project to translate sufficiency at a local level: Frugal cities through Energy Efficiency and Low-tech communities (FEEL).

FEEL has just kicked off and will run until April 2027. Energy Cities will advise 7 cities and regions in improving their local policies using sufficiency principles. A sufficient technology is one that achieves its aims using the least sophisticated and least expensive solution with no loss of quality in the result.

Our new evolving vocabulary on sufficiency will support those local authorities in their work, while further enriching our vocabulary, to help our members decode sufficiency.

With over €2 Million in funding, the Interreg Europe Project FEEL will test this methodology using a sufficiency and cooperation approach to reduce carbon emissions, as well as foster the transition to a greener Europe. Moreover, the FEEL project aims to engage with key decision-makers to promote the frugal methodology in policy instruments.

All partners gathered in Lorient for the Kick off of the FEEL project – ©Lisa Croyere

Acting individually will not be enough to combat carbon emissions. By teaming up, we can create communities that will implement collective actions to achieve climate neutrality.

Local Climate and Energy Agency of South Brittany (Lorient, France) leads the FEEL project . Other partners involved in the project are:

  • Bistrita Municipality, Romania
  • Frederikshavn, Denmark
  • Liguria Region, Italy;
  • Valencia Climate and Energy Foundation, Spain
  • Mazovia Energy Agency, Poland
  • North Sweden Energy Agency, Sweden.

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