4 cities that fell in love with energy retrofits in condominiums

4 cities that fell in love with energy retrofits in condominiums

What remains from the ACE-Retrofit project two years later?

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 […]

How to reap the benefits of local renewable energy systems?

How to reap the benefits of local renewable energy systems?

What should change in the revised Renewable Energy Directive

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 […]

European City Facility - 3rd call for applications is open!

Apply to get financial and technical support for your local sustainable energy investments concepts!

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Don’t look up!

Don’t look up!

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

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 […]

Together with Grenoble European Green Capital 2022

Together with Grenoble European Green Capital 2022

Discovering our member’s plans for this special year

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 […]

Align European legislation and funding with the -55% GHG target by 2030 and giving cities the means for the ecological transition

Align European legislation and funding with the -55% GHG target by 2030 and giving cities the means for the ecological transition

Energy Cities 2022 Policy Agenda

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 […]

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From Ideas to Action: Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Report

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 […]

From Action to Impact : Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Brochure

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 […]

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.

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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Mireia Matencio and Anik Lehman-Tron

Community energy, a powerful force of change in Besançon

Interview with Anik Lehman-Tron (Besancon City Administration) and Mireia Matencio (Opale Energies Naturelles)

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!

Chris Vrettos

Community power through virtual net metering in Athens area

Interview with Chris Vrettos, Electra Energy Cooperative

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.

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