Miriam puts her energy into our Europe-wide outreach strategy and connects with the ground through projects relating to #renewables, #energy democracy or #international policies. During more than six years, Miriam managed the communications & policy team. Keen on working again closer to the ground, she decided to step back from this position in 2019.
With over 10 years of communication experience and a deep knowledge of energy policies, Miriam always tackles a project by considering how it relates to the network’s greater political goals. As a pragmatic and creative thinker, Miriam’s aim is to constantly question and rethink habits. Nothing is more deadly than staying in one’s comfort zone. That is also why, in her leisure time, she climbs on mountain tops, drives her packed bike through Europe and plays improv theatre.
Miriam is a proud Berliner, but her professional journey in energy and environmental issues has already taken her from Ireland to Belgium, then Chile and now to France. She holds a B.A. in Media Management and an MSC in Human Ecology.
While proposals for France’s recovery plans abound, the challenge now is to identify the most effective levers for combining economic recovery with scaling-up of highly performant deep retrofits, which is a prerequisite for moving onto a convergent path with France’s national low-carbon strategy.
Shortly before Spain has become one of the European countries most affected by Covid-19, the city council of Pamplona had advanced on two important milestones preparing the next decade. What will they become once the crisis is over?
With their shared envelope and multiple occupants and owners, deep retrofit of condominiums presents particular challenges. These require recognition in policy at the EU and national level in order to develop the ‘enabling environment’ required to accelerate deep retrofit.
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.”.
The path towards 100% renewable energy will be different depending on what natural resources are available in the territory and in neighbouring areas and on the priority given to energy efficiency, to particular energy sources, uses or players. Although there is no right or wrong path, the pioneering authorities and the French stakeholders show major recommendations.
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Energy transition is the wide and unlimited! What it is proposing however is a change of perspective.
As the energy landscape is undergoing radical change, from a once hierarchical and monopolistic system to a more distributed and decentralised one, so too should the decision-making architecture.