Earthquakes have been striking the city of Groningen for years due to the nearby exploration of natural gas. Now, residents of Paddepoel, a neighborhood in Groningen, are pushing forward their own heat network.
Benefits and burdens of the energy transition in Germany are unequally distributed – between rich and poor, West and East, old and new players. The Energy Avant-Garde Anhalt is committed to giving the energy system a foothold through regional value creation.
Every year during a few days, Wels becomes the World capital of sustainable energy. For many years already, the small town keeps pushing the limits of the energy transition on a global scale.
National and international studies show that a large majority of citizens in industrial countries support a decentralized and renewable energy system. At least in theory.
Energy efficiency has to do two thirds of the job of keeping global warming below 2°C. Lighting plays a central role, says Harry Verhaar of Signify.
It is plain to see that Energy Efficiency has become an important economic factor far beyond climate protection. Interview with Rod Janssen on best practices and where to learn about them.
Jean-François Renault supports the Polish “SprachCafé” in Berlin to do something concrete for Europe’s everyday success. A conversation.
Biomass is facing reputation challenges that will not go away just by “spreading the good work”. Sabine Froning explains why and how they should be addressed.
Vuollerim has become the world’s capital of the shared economy – although it has only 800 inhabitants and lies at the arctic circle in Sweden.
Slow clockspeed is a typical verdict when it comes to describing the energy industry changing course. But Claire Roumet of Energy Cities sees it the other way around.
The digital and energy revolution require district energy companies do develop keen external awareness. Our report from Heat 2017.
As most interaction with organisations is taking place on the internet, your digital identity is vital for your performance. Here are five steps of becoming the best digital ”Me”.
How to win the hearts of UK citizens for District Heating: read our report with insights from “Community Scouting”, a scenario-driven stakeholder analysis.
The first so called diesel summit of the German Federal Government and the car industry led to – nothing. End of story? Probably not. Here’s why Merkel might already be working on a “car turnaround“.
What happens when energy utilities listen to their customers and start doing what citizens expect from them? They help them to become independent from the grid.
So far, the German car manufacturers do not comment on the cartel allegations against them. Actually, that says a lot – and, unfortunately, it’s nothing good.
Why expert forecasts usually fail and animals sometimes predict the future more correctly. And what you can do instead of asking the one or the other.
Talks, live or streamed, are one of the most powerful communication trends of our time. Here comes some advice how to make your talk worth listening to.
The USA are pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, but many American cities stay – in a global movement, cities and citizens take the lead in the struggle against climate change.
Cities in the UK shall replace gas boilers by District Heating networks, but the technology is met by strong reservations. How to overcome them?
There’s not much which is better done alone rather than together. Crowdsourcing is only possible together. The village Vuollerim is the perfect showcase.
They continue mushrooming at both small and large events: all-male panels. Not only they are unnecessary. They are a real mistake for at least three reasons.
When organisations lose trust in the eyes of the public, the simple diagnosis is often that they need to communicate more. What a flattering thought!
This makes communication pros’ mouths water: a formula to persuade everybody of everything. Laurent Binet’s novel “The 7th Function of Language” has found it.
At the latest since Donald Trump won the US election, Big Data and microtargeting are considered to be communication silver bullets. Rightly so?
An exhibition in Berlin presents a model for a better world. The concept is based on trust and works as well as a recipe for professional communication.