Energy cities hubs

The Energy Cities Hubs are our community spaces to activate, empower and inspire local leaders towards a climate-neutral Europe

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10 Sep - 12 Sep

Kursaal - Palais des Congrès de Dunkerque, Place du Casino, Dunkirk, France

The European Energy Transition Conference

Due to the climate emergency, the European Union and several political entities have included in their legislation an objective of carbon neutrality by 2050. Because […]

18 Sep

 Supporting the development of energy communities: which role for local and regional energy agencies?

Are you a local or regional agency/organisation willing to support energy communities? On September 18th, from 11 to 12, join us online to get an […]

26 Sep

Kozani, Greece

Scalable Cities Roadshow: Build Your Financial Capacity for Positive Energy District and Neighbourhood Development

This peer-to-peer session is part of the Scalable Cities Roadshow, a financial capacity-building program designed to help cities acquire the knowledge needed to scale up energy […]

07 Oct

La Tricoterie, Rue Théodore Verhaegen, Brussels, Belgium

Shaping the energy transition, together!

Are you interested in discovering the learnings from starting community energy projects, getting access to a comprehensive toolbox and exchange with experts on the topic […]

24 Oct

Engaging citizens in heating projects

Heating and cooling accounts for almost 80% of all energy used by households, which in turn, are responsible for 21% of the EU’s greenhouse gas […]

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“Degrowth is a pretty loaded term on its own”

“Degrowth is a pretty loaded term on its own”

Interview with Chris Giotitsas, Peer to Peer Lab and CommonEn energy community


And still, community leaders keep on fighting for it as a means to bring environmental and social sustainability – ultimately also as a means to turn the blurry degrowth concept into something very concrete.
We are energy addicts who need rehab

We are energy addicts who need rehab

During “Resource-wise cities: Rethinking our need”, Heidelberg, Lyon, Riga, and Vitoria-Gasteiz explored the necessity to consume less and shared inspiring sufficiency best practices


Planet Earth is begging us to respect its boundaries. Some cities are already running out of water, even in wintertime. Energy prices have soared. Urban […]
Travelling slowly… travelling differently!  


Let’s talk about getting away from it all. In these intense and eventful political times, let’s take a small sideward step and breathe. I was […]
Community-building with coffee beans and roof tops

Community-building with coffee beans and roof tops

The community energy accreditation scheme brings everything together


An energy system with strong participation from everyone is still something new to citizens as much as it is to SMEs or local administrations. Guess what? We have a set of tools that can help local governments understanding the community energy concept and allocating  their resources towards the right actions! Espresso is one of them.
Walking on sunshine

Walking on sunshine

Local renewable energy stories harvested at Energy Cities’ Annual Forum


What better place than sun-filled Valencia, to talk about community-driven renewable projects! What better group of people, than the hundreds of city-makers that gathered in this dynamic Spanish city for Energy Cities’ Annual Forum End of June.