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Transition cities: from black to green

Transition cities: from black to green

There is life after coal!

Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you […]

New guidebook

New guidebook

How cities can unleash the power of community energy

The community energy landscape in Europe has been radically transformed by the Renewable Energy Directive. The new landscape will only be fully mapped as communities […]

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019

Energy Cities’ picks

Do you plan to be in Brussels for the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? During this yearly event, taking place from the 17th to the […]

Lisbon, a solar city

Lisbon, a solar city

The Portuguese capital has just welcomed its solar platform

On May 3rd, international day of the sun, our member Lisboa E-Nova, the Energy and Environment Agency of Lisbon launched SOLIS, a platform to offer […]

EU-US cooperation

EU-US cooperation

Unconventional energy stories from four “allied cities”

“Energy Allies” is the name of a two-year EU-funded project that supports transatlantic experience sharing between EU and US cities. In Europe, the French city […]

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 […]

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

New EU rights can help you take control of your own energy

A new booklet published by Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Greenpeace, Rescoop and Energy Cities (all members of the Community Energy Coalition) explains […]

Transition cities: there is life after coal!

Transition cities: there is life after coal!

Energy transition in coal mining regions

Energy transition in coal mining regions is not a new issue, but lately, it has come up often in my newsfeed. I am sure you […]

Our 5 key demands on the next EU electricity market legislation

Our 5 key demands on the next EU electricity market legislation

The legislation must set strong rules to acknowledge, enable and provide rights to energy citizens and communities

The European Commission, the Parliament and the Council are currently negotiating the future electricity market of the European Union. Together with Rescoop and Friends of the Earth Europe, we published a position paper expressing our key demands on the next EU energy market legislation.

How Polish cities are bucking the government’s coal trend: 5 ways to push for more renewable energy

How Polish cities are bucking the government’s coal trend: 5 ways to push for more renewable energy

Poland is not known for being the strongest supporter of solar, wind and biomass. Instead, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is defending the […]

Investing in solar energy: follow the unusual example of a Belgian cooperative

Investing in solar energy: follow the unusual example of a Belgian cooperative

It is a first in Belgium! At a time when citizens’ initiatives are mushrooming across Europe , in Mouscron the community energy cooperative COOPEM was […]

Community voices in Luzy: village of the future, mates of the future

Community voices in Luzy: village of the future, mates of the future

I am part of the facilitation team supporting POTEs (Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers) at Energy Cities. POTEs are every-day-life innovators and visionaries working in areas […]

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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