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Most global leaders have accepted that climate change is real and mainly caused by burning fossil fuels and set policies:

  • to make an energy transition away from fossils fuels; and
  • to limit the increase in global temperatures to no more than 1.5 degrees centigrade.

Despite these actions, the Renewables 2021 Global Status report confirmed that in a decade we have seen almost no change (80.3% to 80.2%) in the percentage of fossil fuels in the energy mix. […]

Local Flyer - Aarhus (Denmark)

In the demo site in Aarhus, we aim to build an energy community (“energifællesskab”) at Aarhus University, by crowdfunding the installation of 200 kW solar photovoltaic panels on the rooftop of some building on the AU campus. The community will be set up as a cooperative (“solcellelaug”), and everyone will have the opportunity to invest and get annual economic returns. […]

Local Flyer - Évora (Portugal)

Portugal is one of the European countries most affected in the last 40 years by extreme weather events in terms of premature deaths and economic losses, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Extreme weather events, which are expected to increase in the coming years as a result of climate change, have cost 142,000 lives and almost €510 billion in Europe over the last 40 years. […]

Local Flyer - Madrid (Spain)

The world is not on track to restrict the increase of global temperature to 1.5°C degrees by moving away from fossil fuels and reducing energy demand.

Urgent action is needed if the world is to avoid climate change impacts that will challenge life on this planet.

This climate crisis is bringing change to Spain:

» The lengthening of summers by nearly five weeks since 1970
» The decrease in the average flows of the rivers
» The expansion of semi-arid climate
» The increase in heat waves, increasingly frequent, longer and more intense […]

Deliverables

NumberTitleType
D1.1Near-Zero Emission Citizens LabelReport
D1.2State of the art of energy mix, citizens’ behaviours and environmental impacts of 5 European CommunitiesReport
D1.3Guide and recommendations for end-users and policymakers on the duly promotion, creation, implementation and management of energy communities as a behavioural change tool for climate action, sustainable development and environmental protectionReport
D2.2AURORA appOther
D2.5Technical and Social features of an app devoted to inform citizens on their environmental impact related to energy choicesReport
D2.6On the use of AURORA app and environmental monitoringReport
D3.1Report on the business models to follow-up by the different local energy communitiesReport
D3.3Report on the creation and exploitation of local energy facilitiesReport
D4.1Civic Local RoadmapsWebsites, patents filing, etc.
D4.3Creating AURORA Ambassadors for sustainable energy behaviours: Interventions developed and linked impactReport
D5.5Open Access Paper: Results on the initial climate resilience on energy infrastructures in EuropeWebsites, patents filing, etc.
D5.6Open Access Paper: Modelling of transition paths to decarbonize the European energy system including behavioural changes similar to those witnessed in this projectWebsites, patents filing, etc.
Note: The project is currently in progress, which is why Deliverables can only be made publicly available once they have been reviewed and approved by the funder.

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