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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 […]

EU Parliamentary elections

EU Parliamentary elections

Will the "Green wave" set a course to a sustainable future?

The big story of the EU Parliamentary elections is without doubt the ‘Green Wave’ that washed over much of Europe. With 70 seats the Greens […]

Policy brief: “Duty of care”

Policy brief: “Duty of care”

A government’s inaction against climate change is, as a matter of fact, a criminal offence.

Last week I found out that most court cases run by citizens against their governments in the world are based on this common law term […]

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

The city that turns into an urban laboratory for the democratic transition

Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic […]

Climate change is everyone’s business!

Climate change is everyone’s business!

Youth strikes, yellow vests and other social movements

Climate change is not news…we have known since the ‘80s and our governments have been discussing it for a very long time. But despite the […]

EU elections manifesto

EU elections manifesto

Energy Cities' demands to future EU leaders - out now !

The manifesto is directed at incoming MEPs for the European Elections at the end of May, 2019.In it, we outline four ‘quick wins’ to help […]

2018 Activities Report is out now

2018 Activities Report is out now

2018 will go down as a foundational year in delivering a local energy transition.Here at Energy Cities we’ve been working to strengthen the role of […]

How MEP Karins’ Draft Report on EU energy market design is hindering citizens’ energy

How MEP Karins’ Draft Report on EU energy market design is hindering citizens’ energy

In the draft report local energy communities have been marginalised and diminished

The Community Energy Coalition reacted to the MEP Karin’s report on the EU internal market design proposal. Karin’s report hinders local energy community and marginalises their contribution to the energy transition. We’ll explain you why.

EU energy policy: what’s in store for you in the fall?

EU energy policy: what’s in store for you in the fall?

Ever heard of JOMO ? It stands for “joy of missing out.” For this summer’s newsletter, we thought you’d have a much easier time chilling out during […]

EU taking big step forward toward energy democracy

EU taking big step forward toward energy democracy

The agreement makes it easier for European citizens to set up their own renewable energy projects

Early this morning the European Parliament and the European Council reached an agreement on the Renewable Energy Directive: by 2030 the EU will have to […]

Air, Climate, Energy: all responsible

Air, Climate, Energy: all responsible

Policy brief by Claire Roumet A hotchpotch of players On 17th May, the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid lodged a complaint with the European Court […]

Cities: testbeds for energy innovation

Cities: testbeds for energy innovation

Energy Cities's contribution to the Energy Atlas 2018

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation, recently released its Energy Atlas 2018 – Facts and Figures about Renewables in Europe. The Atlas […]

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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