Navigating between tech firms and farmers

Navigating between tech firms and farmers

Cork's leap towards the future

In the very South of Ireland, there is this small but buzzing port city of Cork. The City Council and the County Council are leading […]

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

It’s easier to become transport poor than energy poor

What happens when fuel prices go up? When old cars are not allowed to run? What happens to those who cannot afford these changes? The […]

Discover our 2030 agenda!

To build resilient communities, cities need to transform their entire metabolism with a climate-neutral approach. With this in mind, we are deepening our agenda for wider systemic change.

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Getting a grip on the grid: Energy communities in Germany and France

Getting a grip on the grid: Energy communities in Germany and France

Academic insights on the challenges and opportunities for energy communities to access the grid

We know the immense potential of community energy for delivering a just transition. That is why we regularly share good examples and encourage municipalities and […]

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Yesterday, 15 September, the President of the European Commission was returning to deliver the now traditional State of the Union. This year’s address highlighted the […]

The greatest brainstorming of our time

The greatest brainstorming of our time

Energy Cities' president calls for a societal and ecological renaissance

September is normally that time of the year where you get back to your heavy routine after having enjoyed a relaxing holiday break. In my […]

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Guide to set up your own city facility

A practical guide on why and how we imagine that the EU City Facility model can be replicated

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.

Agenda for a transformative decade

Energy Cities' 2030 agenda

After decades shaping energy and climate policies for a decentralised, democratic and decarbonised energy system, the next steps for cities is to transform their entire […]

EU funding opportunities

For cities engaged in local transitions

The EU has many funding sources and initiatives available to cities. They have their own focus, operational guidelines and requirements. This is a brief rundown of each of those programmes to help cities access the help they need in building a decarbonised, decentralised and democratised
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ENERGY TRANSITION STUDY TOURS

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.

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Carmen Castells and Fernando González

Valencia aiming for 100 energy communities by 2030

Interview with Carmen Castells and Fernando Gonzalez

Until now, Valencia with its 800.000 inhabitants may be more known for its mild climate and lovely beaches than for its incredibly collaborative and forward-looking energy policy. In part 2 of our ECF collaboration lab series, we dive into Valencia’s impressive efforts to involve the local community in energy and climate matters.

C.Palma, V.Cammarota, L.Aquaviva

Energy community: each group has a different way to look at it.

Interview with public and civil activists in the Metropolitan Area of Naples

In the region of Naples, four small municipalities team up for the energy transition so as to make their place attractive for current and future generations. In this episode, we talked to three people who are very much pushing for collaborative actions between the 4 cities and civil society.

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