Consultation response: smart cities and communities initiative

In its Energy 2020 strategy, the European Commission identified the Smart Cities and Communities initiative as a project of European dimension for energy efficiency and for accelerating the large scale deployment of innovative, low-carbon technologies. QCEA believes that demand reduction via behavioural change is more crucial than technological innovation. SMART cities won’t work without efforts […]

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Consultation response: roadmap for a low carbon economy by 2050

The challenge is well identified, and business as usual will not get us there. We must act now to ensure that existing energy and climate commitments are interpreted in the strongest way possible. If the European Union is not careful, a coordinated response to Europe’s energy revolution will be impossible, and the consequences ungovernable. Given […]

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Car scrapping – sense and nonsense of a popular sceme

In September 2009 the British government decided to extend the funds of the car scrappage bonus to an additional 100,000 vehicles with the aim of mitigating the impacts of the financial crisis on the struggling car industry and to prevent possible lay-offs. This initiative rewards people who want to scrap their old car with a certain financial […]

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