Alix is the policy decoder of the team.
She analyses and tries to influence how the EU agenda can translate into local opportunities for the energy transition. Because she believes nothing beats a good story, Alix also seeks to echo Energy Cities’ messages in the European media. Her interest in geopolitical challenges, of which she considers the climate issue to be the biggest, is what drove her to Energy Cities back in 2011. On a more personal level, Alix loves to travel and eat. She is also passionate about Persian culture (not cats!), meaning you can also try to speak to her in Farsi if needed, who knows…
As representatives of European local authorities, Energy Cities believes the European Green Deal, and more particularly the Climate Law, should provide a springboard for mainstreaming these new sustainable trends and practices.
Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI have called in a joint open letter on the German chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to resolute action on climate protection.
Community energy can encompass a number of different aspects and activities. Attempts to define the concept have been made. by various organisations, which defines it as “the economic and operational participation and/or ownership by citizens or members of a defined community in a renewable energy project.”.
Community energy production in Europe has huge potential. A recent study found that half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be producing their own renewable electricity by 2050, meeting 45% of their energy demand.1 Now, building on new EU community and citizen energy rights, the potential must be fully unleashed, to put Europe on the path to the needed energy transformation.
How a shared energy transition can transform Europe’s energy landscape and tackle the root causes of strife in Europe today