Do you know that sensation of butterflies, hot flushes of excitement, the irresistible force that pulls you towards…the deep and collective renovation of your house […]
As a climate professional, I often keep work-related topics outside of the private sphere and don’t discuss it so much with friends and family. But […]
March 1972: publication of the Meadows report “Limits to growth” March 2022: European summit of heads of State and government on the “new model for […]
2022 is going to be a great year for our French member Grenoble. They will be European Green Capital, a big recognition who arrived after […]
While we are still wishing each other a happy new year and sharing good king cakes with very different recipes across Europe, Energy Cities proposes in a briefing to come […]
Examples of successful local climate change mitigation measures can be found all across Europe. Municipalities, local communities, and younger generations are shaping the path towards […]
Accompanying the BEACON project’s final report From Ideas to Action, which provides an overview of the successes and learnings of the project, this interactive brochure […]
This document is a first practical guide on why and how we imagine that the EU City Facility model can be replicated at a regional, national or local level.
Plan a thematic sightseeing with your colleagues through any of our member cities to get equipped with new strategic ideas for your own city. We prepare tailor-made programmes based on your expectations on whom to meet, what to see and learn. Energy Cities’ broad knowledge of European local actions and its network of players built over the last 30 years enables us to organise the perfect trip for your delegation of public servants or elected people.
In this episode, two energy experts based in the East of France join me to share their plans for an energy community in the city of Besançon. Together, they want to operate energy production in an entirely different way and, what’s most important, boost the involvement of citizens. It is exciting to see how well the city and the private sector perspective converge!
We did a virtual travel to Ilioupoli, a sub-urban municipality in the Athens area. We wanted to meet Thanos Katsonis who works for the local government of Ilioupoli, and Chris Vrettos is driving force of the social cooperative Electra Energy. They are just about to kick-start a community power organisation. How will they work collaboratively to increase the number of prosumers in Greece and – who knows – to bring other good things to the local community? Thanos could not be there for the intervie, but Chris tells us how they push for a citizen energy culture and the steps necessary to achieve this.