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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 […]

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Addressing our inconsistencies in order to meet the challenge

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

How do we respond to the emergency, to the need to adjust our path and revisit our goals, without changing a single policy? In some […]

New report: Leveraging the activism of civil society

New report: Leveraging the activism of civil society

Energy transition lessons from the EU and US

The latest Energy Allies report showcases how civil society can be an ally and friend to city governments in a quest for better energy transition […]

Women and energy

Women and energy

Can renewable energy communities contribute to the empowerment of women?

Women still remain underrepresented in the energy sector. Rosalie, trainee at Energy Cities, led an exploratory study to analyse if renewable energy communities manage to […]

All against energy poverty

All against energy poverty

A look back at the "Right to energy" forum

Coinciding with the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Right to Energy coalition organised a forum on 19 and 20 June to rally public […]

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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