The European Commission is not lacking ambition in terms of sustainability. On 11 March 2020, the EC unveiled its plan for the circular economy. Let’s check what’s in for consumers.
More responsible consumption, consumers armed against greenwashing in all sectors: the van der Leyen Commission does not lack ambition for the years to come.
NextEnergyConsumer will be in Mexico City next week for a special Mexican Energy and Society Week. We will focus on energy, climate change and society, energy poverty, consumer rights and empowerment, clean energy for all, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate resilience, gender issues and many other topics. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Mexican Ombudsman’s […]
In June 2019, I was invited by the ENABLE.EU project to talk about consumer perspectives, smart meters and measures to bridge the gap between consumer needs and European intentions. My role was to bring the voice of consumers to the table and get back to the essentials, namely that attention to people’ needs and personalised service are essential to enable the development and acceptance of technologies by all and for all.
Feedbacks on the COST Engager conference “#Energypoverty, clean energy, and the European energy divide” in Bucharest
In April 2018, the European Commission proposed the so-called “New Deal for Consumers” in order to strengthen EU consumer rights and enforcement. The measures of the New Deal should have an impact on the level of protection and redress for all consumers throughout Europe.
In December 2018, the Mexican Energy Ombudsman asked me to write a special edition of its monthly magazine, focusing on energy consumer protection in Europe: Protección al consumidor en el sector energético, Antecedentes y mejores prácticas de Europa. Through this article (in Spanish), I aim to raise awareness of the importance of having an energy market adapted […]
I was invited to talk about energy poverty mitigation initiatives in Europe. I put some existing curative and preventive measures into perspective, such as energy bonuses and retrofitting programmes.
Now that I am approaching the end of the ‘European tour’ that I started in May, I can say that I’ve found more questions than answers, but I also feel much wiser. I received more insight and inspiration than I had in many years.
Each year, the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) provides industry professionals with a unique opportunity to discover the latest innovations and best ideas for creating a sustainable future in Europe. This year, it was also the first time that I participated as a visitor only, the first time that I returned to Brussels since my departure for […]