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Donna Gartland

“It’s about understanding what’s important to citizens in Dublin.”

Interview with Donna Gartland, CEO of CODEMA

In this episode Donna Gartland explains what changes can be expected in the city and describes how she and her team trigger conversations with citizens around very abstract topics such as district heating using waste heat from data centres.

Britt Jurgensen and Laura Williams

“For cities it can feel a bit of a lonely place to be responsible for all of these changes.”

Britt Jurgensen and Laura Williams from Carbon Co-op

The energy and climate challenge is so big that it requires everybody to be involved. New ways of communicating are needed. What are the best means to shape new narratives and, in the end, to make people want to engage in changing the energy system?

Listen to the three city interviews in full length:

Community energy from scratch

Voices from the ECF collaboration lab

2020 was a tough year and never before has the need for local resilience and solidarity been stronger. One extraordinary means for increasing solidarity while […]

Sara Capuzzo and Claudia Carani

It’s all in the mix…of consumers.

Claudia Carani (AESS) and Sara Capuzzo (enostra)

We have interviewed two amazing women and we have talked with them about the right political triggers for renewables in Italy, about the place of […]

Javier Zardoya and Juan Eguidazu

“There is a kind of movement that cannot be stopped.”

Juan Eguidazu (E+P Cooperativa) and Javier Zardoya Pamplona (Municipal Energy Agency of Pamplona)

Since almost 20 years the region of Navarra in the North of Spain pioneers with wind and more and more with solar energy. Now, building […]

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 […]

Nathalie van Loon

Urban commons and empowered cities

Nathalie van Loon, project leader on the commons at City Council of Amsterdam

This time we take a look at the democratic potential of the urban commons. The commons are those resources we all share and use like […]

Tine de Moor

“We have lost a lot of our capacity to cooperate.”

Tine de Moor, academic historian, University of Utrecht

Sometimes it’s good to look into history when we want to better see the future. That’s why we’ve interviewed the Belgian academic historian Prof. Tine […]

Geert Vanhorebeek

“The benefits of renewable energy should be harvested by everyone.”

Geert Vanhorebeek from Leuven, Belgium

Before Covid-19 turned our lives upside down, we met with Geert Vanhorebeek in the Belgium old university town of Leuven. Geert is the city’s sustainable […]

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