50 shades of (grey and blue and green) hydrogen

50 shades of (grey and blue and green) hydrogen

Puzzled by all the colours & jargon? This article is for you

When discussing the future of energy, hydrogen is on everyone’s lips. You might have heard of some of the colours associated to hydrogen, and wondered […]

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Berlin’s Reichstag and the Vatican show that heritage is not a barrier to well-designed solar panels

Solar is the new ‘king of electricity’ according to Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). But many cities in Europe with […]

European City Facility

Get financial support and services for your local sustainable energy projects! We are proud to coordinate this one-of-a-kind facility that will help towns overcome critical barriers, develop credible investment packages and mobilise finance.

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Stop trying to do the wrong things better, just start doing the right things!

Stop trying to do the wrong things better, just start doing the right things!

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Faced with a pandemic, an unprecedented social and economic crisis, growing democratic uncertainty and the ever-present climate challenge, the time has come for us to […]

Join the North-South MED exchange & replication programme

Join the North-South MED exchange & replication programme

City partnerships - call for applications

Whether you are for example from Croatia, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey or neighbouring countries: This is your city’s chance to connect with local leaders from the […]

Brand new guidebook on how to set up an energy community

Brand new guidebook on how to set up an energy community

The energy transition needs you!

Are you thinking about setting up an energy community, but you’re not sure where to start? Do you already have a group and are wondering […]

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The one-stop-shop accelerator report

About the why, how and what of this European experimentation

The 11 partners of the INNOVATE project aimed at overcoming market barriers to deep energy-efficient retrofits of the private housing stock. They spent three years […]

Community Energy

A practical guide to reclaiming power

The energy transition needs you Welcome to your community energy handbook. This is your go-to guide, packed with instructions, practical tips and resources, to build […]

The Final National Energy and Climate Plans

EU countries still largely fail to acknowledge local authorities' key role

This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019. We also provide recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgment of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24.

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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Jacqui Cullen and Gerard Pol Gili

Strasburg’s first energy community: a long exciting ride

Interview with Jacqui Cullen and Gerard Pol Gili

In this episode we want to understand how a very young energy community in Strasburg, in the North-East of France, came into being. Where did […]

Dimos Ispikoudis

Planting the seeds for citizen energy in difficult times

Interview with Dimos Ispikoudis, City of Komotini

Since 2018, a new Greek legislation allows local authorities to be an energy producer. In this episode, we’ll have a look at how much this […]

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