What are the events that have shaped our past energy use?
This was the question asked of the sixty participants of the ENABLE.EU workshop, and the timeline below reflects some of the events mentioned. The list is not exhaustive but rather highlights the commitments of a wide number of actors at different territorial levels to change our dependency on fossil fuels.
What motivates people to adopt sustainable practices?
The ENABLE.EU project asked households across Europe to talk about their energy use – what forms of transport they use, whether they have solar panels, how they heat their homes in the winter – in other words, what kinds of practices they have adopted and why. The researchers were then able to formulate a series of conclusions about the drivers of energy practices in mobility, prosumption and heating and cooling.
What do you want tomorrow to look like?
Today we find ourselves at a crossroads. We can keep going down the same road, where the energy transition remains in the hands of a few, where inequality is the norm, and where we still extract and use fossil fuels to meet our energy needs. Or we can choose to make a change, empowering people to build a circular economy, to more efficiently use the planet’s limited resources, and to produce energy themselves. ENABLE.EU is a Horizon 2020 project that has looked at European citizens’ use of energy today and applied foresight (a tool that provides us with different future scenarios and sets out roadmaps for how we can reach them through changes in policies, strategies and behaviours) to imagine what the future will look like in the event that we do nothing, or if, on the other hand, we change everything.
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A roadmap to a low carbon future
How do we begin moving towards a scenario of shared and inclusive responsibility?
With the input of citizens and experts throughout Europe, the ENABLE.EU project has put together a series of policy recommendations that will facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy and help ensure Europe’s clean energy future.