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Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Because we’re constantly searching to help cities advance their energy and climate transition, we have taken a closer look at the processes that a city […]

Making community energy a reality in your city

Making community energy a reality in your city

Our Cooperation labs bring cities and citizens together

The second edition of Energy Cities’ European Cooperation Lab took place at the end of April with 3 city teams coming from Czech Republic, Italy […]

Meet municipal energy community trailblazers in the Balkans

Meet municipal energy community trailblazers in the Balkans

How to renew cities with citizen-led renewable energy and building retrofits?

When it comes to energy communities and retrofits for renewables, there are common success factors across Europe, whether you look at experiences in EU member states or in the Western Balkans.

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

Porto, more committed than ever to a fair energy transition!

The city will retrofit 3000 homes and is developing a renewable energy community to fight energy poverty.

The Portuguese city, together with its local energy agency – and Energy Cities member – AdEPorto, is living exciting moments with a new portfolio of […]

Collective self-consumption to fight energy poverty

Collective self-consumption to fight energy poverty

A success story from Italy

The Italian municipality of Scandiano (25,663 inhabitants) will soon host the first collective self-consumption community in the Emilia Romagna Region. Launched and coordinated by the […]

The infinite energy …of people

The infinite energy …of people

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

No, I am not going to write about this fateful anniversary, this cursed year (or not), nothing, not a word about the pandemic. This newsletter […]

Balkans citizens going solar

Balkans citizens going solar

Spotlight on citizen energy in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Western Balkans are a wonderful patchwork of cultures and the countries in the zone do each have their specific socio-economic context. While countries like […]

Who are Energy Cities’ #CommunityPower champions?

Who are Energy Cities’ #CommunityPower champions?

An overview of our members’ community energy projects

In the last few years, we have been talking a lot about community energy. Energy Cities is part of the Community Power coalition, an advocacy […]

Big strategies by small cities

Big strategies by small cities

Clever energy and climate actions in the South of Italy

By joining forces, the three Italian municipalities Palma Campania, San Giuseppe Vesuviano and Striano do big steps for actually being small municipalities .

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Cities use an independent company to bring together local stakeholders and tackle city-specific hurdles in large-scale home renovations

Manchester City Council’s goal is to be a zero-carbon city by 2038. One step in achieving that is the renovation of their substantial social housing […]

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

After three and a half years of intensive work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and […]

Charleroi and Talence join Energy Cities

Charleroi and Talence join Energy Cities

Discover our new members’ initiatives

Energy Cities is proud to welcome two new members: Charleroi in Belgium and Talence in France. Charleroi, towards zero-carbon by 2050 Charleroi is a French-speaking […]

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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