We analyse, synthethise, and mainstream key EU policy documents. We share the latest EU policy information that impact local communities. We organise meetings and open dialogues between municipalities and EU officials. We contribute to the preparatory work and conversations that occur before EU directives are adopted.
In a nutshell, we give energy to make sure cities’ interests are taken into consideration in EU policies, for local governments to be empowered and build their own energy and climate transition paths.
The Community Power Coalition brings together a diverse network of like-minded organisations that share a common goal of promoting the development of citizen and community ownership of energy in the urgent transformation towards a 100% renewable energy system. The Coalition includes associations representing energy cooperatives, networks of cities and local authorities, the renewable energy industry, legal experts and diverse environmental NGOs.
The Community Power Coalition demands a full and timely transposition of the EU Clean energy package through:
The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, energy communities, and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal.
Coalition members represent:
The Coalition for Energy Savings calls on the EU to:
The Coalition for Energy Savings has existed for nearly 10 years already and in this time, succeeded in advocating for the creation of the EU’s energy efficiency framework, namely the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
Under the Clean Energy for all Europeans legislative package, the Coalition and its members secured the extension and strengthening of the EU’s energy efficiency framework. The EU energy efficiency target for 2030 was set at 32,5%, and in addition to this, the EU widely introduced the Energy efficiency first principle in its energy legislations.
Energy Cities is a supporting member of EUFORES, a European cross-party network of Members of the European Parliaments as well as from the EU27 national and regional Parliaments. EUFORES’ core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
EUFORES is supported by a variety of non-parliamentary members from the renewable energy industry, scientific institutes, energy agencies and NGOs – all strongly committed to renewable energy and energy efficiency. EUFORES has developed a broad spectrum of activities in order to facilitate exchange between its members.
The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office has set up thematic coalitions aimed to engage and cooperate with relevant European and international stakeholders. Six thematic coalitions offer room for exchange and collaboration, and foster a coordinated approach between the various stakeholders:
The Renewable Heating and Cooling Alliance was launched to help ensure rapid, large-scale deployment of local, cost-effective, zero-emission heating and cooling solutions. The Renewable Heating and Cooling Alliance seeks to intensify investment in geothermal, district heating and cooling systems, solar thermal and heat pumps to make buildings and industry fit for a zero-emission Europe before 2050.