“New report finds that a growing number of people across Europe are changing the ways in which they live, move, and consume in exchange for higher quality, less impact on the environment, and that saves money.”  

This report (“Sustainable Lifestyles: Today’s Facts & Tomorrow’s Trends”) published by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is the outcome of a  research project financed by the EU Commission called SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050

Unfortunately a lot of the great work done in such EU research projects remains totally invisible to the media and policymakers as the academics leading the research consortia as well as the project leaders in the Commission seem to be incapable of communicating the results of their work in an efficient way.