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Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Remunicipalisation: yes you can!

Be inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe

Inspired by remunicipalisation initiatives all over Europe, an increasing number of local authorities are expanding their role, not just by acting as planners but by […]

Franco-German Energy Transition Week

Franco-German Energy Transition Week

Local authorities and national leaders commit to the Energy Transition

The inaugural Franco-German Energy Transition Week (January 17th to 27th) was a rousing success combining action at the highest levels of government with a huge array of […]

Citizens should not be in the background

Citizens should not be in the background

Transatlantic city exchange on energy democracy

The energy transition in a global economy can only be successful if individuals change. And individuals change when encouraged and the right incentives are provided […]

The top 13 values that bind Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers (POTEs)

The top 13 values that bind Ordinary Energy Transition Pioneers (POTEs)

Catching the sense of community

By Carine Dartiguepeyrou and Christiane Maurer “A value is a human quality to which we attribute importance, which we express by means of what we […]

Policy brief: A call for local liberties

Policy brief: A call for local liberties

by Claire Roumet, Executive director of Energy Cities A battle of figures and concepts is being fought in Brussels and the UN negotiations. Now is […]

How can local Franco-German cooperation accelerate the energy transition?

How can local Franco-German cooperation accelerate the energy transition?

Through dialogues, exchanges, meetings, mobilisation of territories as in the TANDEM project or during the conference on the pioneering territories of the energy transition held […]

Ready for a collaborative adventure in sustainable energy?

Ready for a collaborative adventure in sustainable energy?

Do you believe that participatory processes can help you achieve better outcomes and more effective sustainable energy policies ? Yes ? Then take a look at this game book ! […]

19 cities and community organisations distinguished for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week

19 cities and community organisations distinguished for the Franco-German Energy Transition Week

At the “Pioneering energy transition territories in France and Germany” conference held in Montreuil (FR) on 5th and 6th September, 19 cities and community organisations […]

Serious play: a game-changer for local climate action?

Serious play: a game-changer for local climate action?

Games are meant to entertain us. But can we have fun while improving our abilities to learn, make decisions and collaborate to bring forward the […]

Apply for the next edition of the European Covenant of Mayors twinning programme!

Apply for the next edition of the European Covenant of Mayors twinning programme!

The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is open until September 14th! […]

The Energy Cities network welcomes 30 Greek cities!

The Energy Cities network welcomes 30 Greek cities!

30 Greek cities and towns recently joined Energy Cities through the adhesion of the Greek network “Sustainable City”. “Sustainable City” is a civil, non-profit organisation […]

Models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities

Models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities

Delivering the energy transition at local level

At the request of the upcoming Austrian presidency of the European Council, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on models of local energy ownership and the role of local energy communities in energy transition in Europe. Energy Cities prepared a joint contribution together with ResCoop.EU, the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives

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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