Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This question illustrates how dependent our economy is on fossil fuels, especially gas. Greenhouses in the Netherlands use a lot of gas, as well as […]

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

These innovative practices & projects will inspire you!

This month, you might have read our article on the ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty (find it here if you have not!). […]

Smart City Expo World Congress, 16-18 November 2021

Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.

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Breaking the poverty cycle

Breaking the poverty cycle

Ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty

As the number of people in energy poverty rises – even more since Covid is around – solutions are urgently needed to help them find […]

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 […]

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Interview with Kinga Kovacs

EUKI, the European Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, recently interviewed our colleague Kinga Kovacs to promote the Living Streets project. […]

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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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Lucie Middlemiss

“These are the people that we need to be thinking about when we think about just transition.”

Interview with Prof. Dr. Lucie Middlemiss, University of Leeds

All over Europe, energy prices are currently soaring and the impact it will have this winter on poverty will be huge. In addition to not knowing how to pay the bill, vulnerable people often suffer from physical and mental diseases caused by their situation. Recognizing the struggle, addressing the issue and getting help needs to be made much easier.

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.

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