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Two Swedish cities explore collective self-consumption and new electricity market models

Two Swedish cities explore collective self-consumption and new electricity market models

Tamarinden, the new smart neighbourhood of Örebro

The Swedish city of Örebro is developing a new residential neighbourhood: Tamarinden. It will benefit from innovative solutions enabling the buildings and their tenants to […]

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

What's EUp March 2020

As the new EU Commission hits its 100 day benchmark, it is time to analyze how its flagship programme to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent has performed so far. The European Green Deal has already brought forth various ambitious measures, ranging from funding to governance. However, it has not yet triggered the necessary paradigm shift needed to deliver the transition.

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

Updated 2030 emissions target due in September

The EU Commission today unveiled their climate law enshrining the target of climate neutrality across the entire EU by 2050. Because it is set for […]

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Regional breakdown of €7.5bn Just Transition Fund announced

The €7.5bn Just Transition Fund will be shared across the 27 countries of the EU. What began life as a proposal to help coal-dependent regions […]

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

Democratic public ownership: free digital course on best practices

Democratic public ownership: free digital course on best practices

Sign up to mPOWER Digital

The online course will enable participants to learn from cities that are leading the energy transition and provide plenty of opportunities to exchange municipal power […]

Energy Cities launches podcast

Energy Cities launches podcast

City Stories coming to your earbuds

Energy Cities’ podcast is for those who want to learn how cities go about with the energy transition. The challenge is big, but there are so many new, collaborative practices that emerge and that make this challenge fun and feasible. Each month we invite passionate European guests from different horizons and sectors who dedicate much of their time to making the energy transition more democratic.

No more business as usual – planning a low carbon Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

No more business as usual – planning a low carbon Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

4 greener ways to welcome you

2020 will be a very important year for Energy Cities: not only we are turning 30, but we are also organising the first Cities & […]

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

“Behind the words” episode 1: The Climate Pact

“Behind the words” episode 1: The Climate Pact

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

The ecological transition is on everybody’s lips. Climate semantics is so diverse and varied that it sometimes leads to contradictions in the same sentence. This […]

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Energy Cities’ 2020 Annual Conference

Aren’t you tired of sitting in a conference, listening to never-ending speeches? Are you looking for dialogues and meaningful peer-to-peer exchanges instead? If you are […]

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

A lasting relationship built between City Council and residents

Guest author Laura Williams works for Carbon Co-op, a UK-based energy services and advocacy co-operative. Like Energy Cities, the organisation is part of the mPower […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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