What Sylvie finds most interesting is being able to see local practices and uses in action. Understanding how more inclusive and more desirable public projects, better suited to people’s needs, are being put in place. She had an epiphany in the 1990s after reading “Energy and Equity” by Ivan Illich and decided to concentrate her economics studies on environmental/energy questions.
Sylvie joined Energy Cities in 2001. She holds a master’s degree in economics and energy politics from the Paris X University and has an urban environment advisor diploma from the Paris La Villette Architecture School.
Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic […]
In this study, we identified cities with pioneering participatory initiatives. The objective is to highlight innovative practices to understand the evolution of the role of cities and the modifications of the dynamics between players. Similarly, we seek to understand what implications these new practices have for energy transition policies and what lessons can be learned from them.
Discover ten European local energy transition initiatives, as diverse as they are innovative, anticipating new modes of governance. This study analyses the synergies between the different stakeholders, examines the role of the municipality and identifies the key factors behind their emergence, success and dissemination.
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.