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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 […]

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

Policy brief: Claude Turmes pulling off another magic trick

In the middle of the night of 19th to 20th June, a final agreement between the Council, the Parliament and the European Commission was reached […]

Small islands, big moves: Renewable off-grid solutions across the sea

Small islands, big moves: Renewable off-grid solutions across the sea

Three islands championing renewable energy deployment.

Summer is here! As you might read this story in your office, how about a virtual trip to some beautiful islands? Put on your sunglasses […]

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 […]

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 […]

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

#rennes2018 conference about sharing responsibilities in a radically new energy system

Energy Cities’ Annual Conference 2018 was hosted in France by the City and Metropolitan Area of Rennes, from 18-20th April. The most valuable outcomes as […]

Destination 100% Renewable Energy: How far are cities?

Destination 100% Renewable Energy: How far are cities?

The road to 100% renewable energy obviously passes through ambitious actions from cities. In the framework of the EU Renewables Networking Platform Project, Energy Cities sheds some […]

COP23: Cities keen on shoulder-to-shoulder climate action

COP23: Cities keen on shoulder-to-shoulder climate action

Where has EU leadership in energy and climate issues gone? Mrs Merkel has been having a hard time defending her “climate chancellor” label, while we […]

Smarter Together – political commitment in the energy transition process in Santiago

Smarter Together – political commitment in the energy transition process in Santiago

On the 25th and 26th October, Energy Cities co-organized a thematic workshop with Santiago de Compostela Municipality. This event took place in this Galician town within […]

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

Smarter Together: Munich, when e-vehicles clean the streets!

SMARTER TOGETHER is a joint project that aims to improve citizen’s quality of life in nowadays transforming cities. Three lighthouse cities will implement the main […]

Colours and science to raise environmental awareness in Bielsko-Biala!

Colours and science to raise environmental awareness in Bielsko-Biala!

The Beskids Good Energy Festival took place June 9 in Energy Cities’ Polish member city Bielsko-Biala. It was the 7th edition of a very popular […]

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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