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 […]

Time to redefine multilevel governance!

Time to redefine multilevel governance!

Join the Mayors Session at ICCA!

We know the energy transition is underway but it is not rapid enough. Academics, civil society actors and policymakers all agree that the transition needs […]

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 […]

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 […]

“To change everything it takes everyone”

“To change everything it takes everyone”

Policy brief by Claire Roumet

“To change everything it takes everyone” was the theme of a day of debate organised by my favourite cultural place in Brussels (Kaaitheater)! What an […]

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 […]

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 ! […]

How to make people passionate about the future of their cities

How to make people passionate about the future of their cities

Four #RENNES2018 lessons learnt

If you work on the energy transition, the same word comes up repeatedly: participation. But how can local authorities make sure this is not an […]

Participatory processes: a way to more effective and inclusive policies

Participatory processes: a way to more effective and inclusive policies

ENLARGE is a project funded by the European programme Horizon 2020, that allows people to better understand the outcomes of their involvement in participatory processes, […]

The case for a permanent climate and energy dialogue with cities

The case for a permanent climate and energy dialogue with cities

A joint briefing to highlight best practices of multilevel governance

EU institutions are currently negotiating a regulation on the “governance” of the Energy Union. To make sure cities have an actual say in the process, Energy Cities has teamed up with a number of other city networks and the think tank E3G to support the establishment of permanent “Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue Platforms”

Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance

Building on local climate and energy experience in Energy Union Governance

Our joint briefing underlines successful practices of multilevel dialogue in Europe

The ongoing negotiations on Energy Union Governance will soon touch upon the establishment of permanent “Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue Platforms”. CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy […]

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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